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  • 1. Unit 1 Exploring the Horticulture Field
  • 2. Horticulture
    • Horticulture—from the Latin word meaning “garden cultivation”
    • Horticulture includes:
        • cultivation
        • processing
        • sales of fruits, nuts, vegetables, ornamental plants, and flowers
  • 3. Horticulture Industry
    • 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
        • (continued)
  • 4. Horticulture Industry
        • 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
  • 5. Additional Specialized Areas
    • 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
    • (continued)
  • 6. Additional Specialized Areas
    • Related occupations are those areas that provide products and services necessary in the production of horticultural crops
  • 7.
    • 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?
      • (continued)
    Exploring the Horticulture Field
  • 8.
    • Future of the industry
        • Production of Horticultural Crops
        • Service Industries
        • Marketing
        • Inspection
        • Teaching and Extension Work
        • (continued)
    Exploring the Horticulture Field
  • 9.
    • 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
        • (continued)
    Exploring the Horticulture Field
  • 10. Exploring the Horticulture Field
    • Job interview preparations
      • Research the interviewing company
      • Discover your strengths
      • Be positive
      • Be punctual
      • Be organized
      • Make eye contact
      • (continued)
  • 11. 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!
      • (continued)
  • 12. Exploring the Horticulture Field
    • 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
        • (continued)
  • 13. Exploring the Horticulture Field
        • 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
  • 14. Things to Consider
    • 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
        • (continued)
  • 15. Things to Consider
      • 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