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Horticulture

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




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What is Horticulture?


There are many nuances of a Career in Horticulture. One should first understand What a Career in Horticulture entails before investing time and effort to figure out How to start a Career in Horticulture. It is best to learn about Horticulture from a real professional, this is akin to getting it from the horse's mouth.

Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi has 27 years of professional experience in Horticulture. Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi defines Horticulture as:

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 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.





Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi's Talk on Horticulture



Starts with what is:
     1) Horticulture  

Next, it covers Education. In this Talk Education was discussed as theoretical topics needed to excel at Horticulture, and not as Qualifications needed to enter Horticulture. Here is a list of Education items required 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. Skills are the most important factor determining success in a Horticulture. It defines Skills in terms of following items for Horticulture:
     11) Farming Techniques  
     12) Management of Crops  
     13) Handling the Produce  
     14) Marketing  
     15) Tech-savvy  
     16) Multitasking  

Positives of Horticulture are quite interesting. This Talk explains these Positives of Horticulture:
     17) Diverse Opportunities  
     18) High Returns per Unit Area  
     19) Growth  

Challenges define Horticulture as much as the Positives of the same:
     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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