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Horticulture is the branch of agricultural plant sciences that deals with the production of fruits, vegetable, nuts and ornamentals. Horticulture is a science which involves research in plant propagation and cultivation, crop production, plant breeding and genetic engineering, plant biochemistry, and plant physiology. Horticulture the study of the cultivation of plants is of great importance in India and it is an applied science, with many other disciplines such as chemistry, physics, engineering, art, meteorology, economics, entomology, botany and many more. Horticulture involves knowledge or beautification of surroundings, but also the study of plants and their significance. Graduates who are specialized in this field are known as Horticulturists.

Categories of Horticulture

1. Arboriculture (deals with the study and selection, planting, care, and removal of individual     trees).

2. Floriculture (deals with the production and marketing of floral crops).

3. Landscape horticulture (deals with the production, marketing and maintenance of     landscape plants).

4. Pomology (deals with the production and marketing of fruits).

5. Viticulture (deals with the production and marketing of grapes).

6. Postharvest physiology (deals with the maintaining quality and preventing spoilage of     horticultural crops).


Specialty Areas of Horticulture

1. Plant propagation and cultivation.

2. Crop production.

3. Plant breeding.

4. Genetic engineering.

5. Plant biochemistry.

6. Plant physiology.

 

Courses and Eligibility

1.Student must pass higher secondary education or 10+2 with science subjects to get    admission into bachelor’s degree program.

2. Horticulture (2 Years)

3. Diploma in horticulture (2 Years)

4. BSc (3 Years)

5. MSc (2 Years)

 

Employment

Graduates of Horticulture are employed in government as well as private sector, gardens, plant growth centers and nurseries. Graduates work as a Horticulture Consultant, Landscape architect, Interior Designer, Florist, Pharms Consultant, Green House Consultant, Plantation manager, Orchard manager, Venture in dry flowers, Supply chain manager, Horticulture therapist, Plant clinics & agro inputs distributors, Fruit, vegetable process in industrialist. Horticulture has become one of the best career options in India.

 
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