Are your Aptitudes and Personality suitable for becoming a good Horticulturist?
To know this, take the MyTalentTM Assessment.Take MyTalentTM Assessment
Pay & Remuneration
Beginners get around Rs.1.5 to Rs.2 lakhs a year, experienced horticulturists in research get very handsome packages. They have a good option to start their own business and then there is no limit to how much one can earn.
Scope in the field of horticulture looks bright in the future. As demand for food plants is definitely going to grow, the demand for non food plants like flowers, ornamental plants is also picking up very fast. The option to enter in exports sectors is one bright option after doing horticulture. The advancements and growth in food technology industry is also improving the prospects in horticulture. Both public and private sectors offer good job options to horticulturists and there are opportunities to work abroad also.
Dr. M. H. Marigowda is considered as the father of Indian Horticulture.
Dr. M. S. Randhawa, has also made significant contributions in the field of horticulture.
A Day In Life
Major part of the day of horticulturist is spent outdoors as they are responsible for giving and supervising work of the gardeners. In the first half of the day they usually make field visits to ensure that work is going on smoothly. Second half may be spent in touring the green house or the compost areas or researching about the variety of seeds or plants to add to the portfolio. On some days they spend time in planning and executing the plant exhibitions and it happens in many seasons. They also meet the vendors for equipments and supplies need at the farm.