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Career as a Floriculturist

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About Career as a Floriculturist

Floriculture or flower farming as it is popularly called is a discipline of Horticulture, and is the study of growing and marketing flowers and foliage plants. Floriculture includes cultivation of flowering and ornamental plants for sales or for use as raw materials in cosmetic and perfume industry and the pharmaceutical sector. The persons associated with this field are called floriculturists.

Career Prospects of Career as a Floriculturist

The employment oppoutunities in this field are as varied as the nature of work itself. One can join the field of floriculture as farm/estate managers, plantation experts and supervisors, project coordinators etc. Research and teaching are some other avenues of employment in the field. Marketing of Floriculture products for different ventures is emerging as a potential segment of this field. Besides one can work as consultant, landscape architect etc with proper training. One can also work as entrepreneur and offer employment to others. In addition to these careers which involve research and actual growing of crops, floriculture also provides service career oppoutunitieswhich include such jobs as floral designers, groundskeepers, landscape designers, architects and horticultural therapists. Such jobs require practitioners to deal directly with clients.

 

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Floriculturist

Floriculture is not available as a subject at the undergraduate/degree level. Those who wish to join the floriculture stream should enroll for an undergraduate course in Agriculture (i.e a BSc Agriculture degree) after which they can opt for an MSc in Horticulture at the post graduate level. An MSc in Horticulture offers specialisations in floriculture, pomology (cultivation of fruits), and olericulture ( cultivation of vegetables).

Comments/ Reviews on Career as a Floriculturist

  • how to start my own business in floriculture Posted By : ankita, on 02-09-2011 11:31:16 Report Abuse

  • I have fertile agricultural lands near Chennai. I wish to develop it. I would like to have some sincere experienced people to help me in this process.Would like interested people to contact me. Posted By : Baloo Bhat, on 10-02-2011 01:44:33 Report Abuse

  • iam completed B.sc. horticulture. I am searching for jobs in horticulture Posted By : abhijit gawade, on 23-11-2010 01:53:52 Report Abuse

  • iam completed B.sc. horticulture. I am searching for jobs Posted By : abhijit gawade, on 23-11-2010 01:52:53 Report Abuse

  • I am a Chartered Accountant by profession and working with one of the top consultancy firm. I want to start my own business in the field of floriculture. I have a agricultural land of around 5-6 Acres around Haryana. Please suggest minimum capital requirement, market, incentives offered by Government and other relevant details in this regard. Also, if you suggest some suitable person having knowledge and marketing skills in this area, please provide me the contact details Posted By : Kishore Kumar, on 06-04-2010 12:12:07 Report Abuse

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