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Horticulture

Associate Director Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi talks about Horticulture course, what is Horticulture and other details about a Career in Horticulture.




Horticulture Career Talk

Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi | Associate Director | Regional Horticultural Research & Training Station






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Horticulture Explained




What is Horticulture?


You may be curious about a Career in Horticulture. Almost everyone seems to be talking about How to start a Career in Horticulture, while one should first develop an understanding of What is a Career in Horticulture. The most authoritative source of information on Horticulture is someone with real experience in it.

Associate Director Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi has worked in Horticulture for 27 years. Here is how Associate Director Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi detailed Horticulture:

Horticulture is the science and art of growing plants, fruits, vegetables, flowers, and any other cultivar. It also includes plant conservation, landscape restoration, soil management, landscape and garden design, construction, and maintenance, and arboriculture.





How Associate Director Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi got into Horticulture?


After completing my PhD in Agriculture from Punjab University, I started working as an Assistant Professor in Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Solan and after that joined Regional Horticultural Research & Training Station as an Associate Director.





Associate Director Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi's Talk on Horticulture



Starts with what is:
     1) Horticulture  

Next, it covers Education. It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Horticulture, this Talk went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Horticulture. It defines Education in terms of following items for Horticulture:
     2) Plant Breeding & Genetics  
     3) Agronomy  
     4) Biology  
     5) Mathematics & Statistics  
     6) Economics  
     7) Agricultural Engineering  
     8) Soil Science  
     9) Plant Physiology  
     10) Plant Protection  

Then, the Talk focuses on the most important component that is Skills. Sills and success in Horticulture go hand in hand. One needs to get a hold of essential skills. It discusses following headings for Skills in Horticulture:
     11) Farming Techniques  
     12) Management of Crops  
     13) Handling the Produce  
     14) Marketing  
     15) Tech-savvy  
     16) Multitasking  

It is important to get an understanding of the Positives of Horticulture. The Talk goes through this list of Positives of Horticulture:
     17) Diverse Opportunities  
     18) High Returns per Unit Area  
     19) Growth  

After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of Horticulture:
     20) Global Warming  
     21) Urbanisation  
     22) Lackadaisical Approach of Youth  
     23) Lack of Technical Know How  

In the final section of the Talk, Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi talks about How a day goes in a Career in:
     24) Horticulture  




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(Horticulture, Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi, Regional Horticultural Research & Training Station, Plant Breeding, Plant Conservation, Landscape Restoration, Soil Management, Arboriculture, Landscape and Garden Design)





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