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Introductory Horticulture - Unit 1 - Exploring the Horticulture Field

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Transcript of Introductory Horticulture - Unit 1 - Exploring the Horticulture Field

Exploring the Horticulture Field
Introductory Horticulture - Unit 1
Increasing concerns:
Surroundings, world resources, nature, conservation, and controlling pollution
Effects
More plants will be used to:
beautify surroundings
to conserve soil and control pollutants
to protect and feed wildlife
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Things to Consider
Importance of research
More hybrid varieties
Better greenhouse climate control
Mist propagation
Propagation by tissue culture
Automatic watering and fertilizing
Control of the blooming date of plants by light regulation
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Exploring the Horticulture Field
Job interview preparations
Anticipate questions like
Why did your leave previous job?
Why do you want to work for this company?
Why should we hire you?
Say “Thank you” and send a thank you note!


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Exploring the Horticulture Field
Exploring the Horticulture Field
How to create a good resume
A good resume includes:
a heading—name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number
your educational background
your work experience—most recent jobs first
your career objectives



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Exploring the Horticulture Field
How to select a job by self-analysis
Do you like:
working outside?
working in one place?
working alone?
working with others?
guarantee of promotion?
financial and personal growth?
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Seed production is the science and practice of producing, processing, and selling high quality seed crops for use in growing a wide range of horticultural crops that grow true from seed

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Additional Specialized Areas
The horticulture industry consists of four major divisions
Pomology—science and practice of growing, harvesting, handling, storing, processing, and marketing tree fruits
Olericulture—science and practice of growing, harvesting, storing, processing, and marketing vegetables
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Horticulture Industry
Horticulture—from the Latin word meaning “garden cultivation”
Horticulture includes:
cultivation
processing
sales of fruits, nuts, vegetables, ornamental plants, and flowers
Horticulture
Exploring the Horticulture Field
Unit 1
Effects
As food costs increase, more families will plant gardens
Employment that involves working with plants or providing goods and services related to the horticulture business will be widely available
Think of your goals
Things to Consider
Importance of research
Rooting hormones
Resistant varieties of plants and biological pest control
Gene splicing
Extended storage life for foods
Improved food processing and packaging
Exploring the Horticulture Field
Job interview preparations
Research the interviewing company
Discover your strengths
Be positive
Be punctual
Be organized
Make eye contact

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Exploring the Horticulture Field
Exploring the Horticulture Field
Future of the industry
Production of Horticultural Crops
Service Industries
Marketing
Inspection
Teaching and Extension Work


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Related occupations are those areas that provide products and services necessary in the production of horticultural crops
Additional Specialized Areas
Floriculture—science and practice of growing, harvesting, storing, designing, and marketing flowering plants
Landscape and nursery industry—science and practice of propagating, growing, installing, maintaining, and using grasses, annual plants, shrubs, and trees in the landscape


Horticulture Industry
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