By Jerry Garner
Describes profession paths, occupational outlook, and academic standards for jobs within the parts of horticulture and botony.
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Pteridologists study all aspects of fern biology. For People Interested in Artistic Uses of Plants People who find the artistic use of plant forms and color interesting may enjoy a number of occupational fields in ornamental horticulture. Some of these fields include landscape design, interior landscape design, and floral design. They are discussed in detail later in this book. Page 19 Salaries and Other Benefits Salaries for botanists depend on the level of education and specialization of the individual, the geographic area of employment and the economy of that area, and whether the botanist is employed in the private sector or by a government agency.
However, pine trees grown for timber need not be aesthetically pleasing, thus their cultivation requirements are less demanding, and each individual tree would not command as high a price for the grower. Typically, horticulturists are concerned with the study of so-called higher plants rather than lower plants. Higher plants are plants that reproduce from seed produced by flowers or cones. Examples would include petunias and pines. Lower plants reproduce by spores or by breaking apart into pieces that then Page 4 grow into another plant.
Pomology is the cultivation of perennial fruiting plants, primarily woody trees and vines. Vegetable Crops (Olericulture) is the growing of herbaceous plants for human consumption. Environmental Horticulture is the cultivation of plants to enhance our surroundings. Floriculture is the production of cut flowers and potted plants. Nursery Production (Ornamental Horticulture) is the production of primarily woody plants for landscape plantings and fruit production. Landscape Horticulture is the care of plants in the landscape.
Careers in Horticulture and Botany (VGM Professional Careers Series) by Jerry Garner