Horticulture/Floriculture is one of the parts of
Agriculture that study the art, science,
Technology, and process of growing plants. It
Involves fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs,
Sprouts, mushrooms, algae, flowers, the
Cultivation of medicinal plants, seaweeds and
non-food crops such as grass and ornamental
Trees and plants.
Diploma in Horticulture
BSc in Horticulture
M. Sc. In Horticulture
PH. D in Horticulture
10+2 with physics, chemistry and maths/biology/ agriculture.
Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI),Delhi.
Kerala Agricultural University
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru.
Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Allahabad
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
Calcutta University, Kolkata
Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University,Hyderabad.
Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU), Hisar, Haryana.
G B Pant University of Agriculture and
Technology (GBPUA&T), Uttarakhand
SKILLS REQUIRED FOR FLORICULTURE / HORTICULTURE
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR FLORICULTURE / HORTICULTURE
Floriculturists/Horticulture are required in diverse jobs. Some of the important job profiles for floriculturists are elaborated below: -
Cultivator:The major responsibility of the cultivator is to grow plants that provide beautiful followers. They are associated with Wholesale Florist who buys their flowers and sells to retailers.
Floral Designers:Floral designers prepare and arrange flowers for businesses, weddings, hotels and other events. They take orders from clients or customers and provide necessary followers based on the occasion.
Interior Decorators: Usually, interior decorators or designers associated with floriculture play a vital role in decorating the house, function halls for occasions like festivals, marriages and other events.
Wholesale Florist:Whole florists provide floral design services. They work directly with cultivators to supply flowers and merchandise to retailers. Wholesale florists pitch their services to retail florists, who in turn sell the flowers to consumers.
Landscape Technician:Landscape technicians carry out various activities such as pruning, trimming, edging, mowing, fertilising and watering of plants. They spray trees, plants and grass with pesticides to control destructive insects and diseases.
Lecturer: A person with a degree in Floriculture/ Horticulture can become lecturer/ professor in Agriculture colleges after clearing UGC NET.