Managers in horticulture (NOC 0822)

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Nature of work

Managers in horticulture plan, organize, direct and control the activities of nursery and greenhouse staff who grow and market trees, shrubs, flowers and plants.

Main duties

  • Managers in horticulture perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Plan, organize, direct and control the operations of nurseries and greenhouses
  • - Establish the environmental conditions required to grow trees, shrubs, flowers and plants, and design planting and care schedules accordingly
  • - Determine type and quantity of stock to grow
  • - Continued…
  • - Supervise staff in planting, transplanting, feeding and spraying stock
  • - Identify and control insect, disease and weed problems
  • - Develop marketing plans
  • - Provide information to customers on gardening and on the care of trees, shrubs, flowers, plants and lawns
  • - Order materials such as fertilizer, garden and lawn care equipment, and other nursery and greenhouse related accessories
  • - Hire and manage staff, oversee training and set work schedules
  • - Maintain records on stock, finances and personnel.

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of a college program in horticulture is usually required.
  • * Experience as a nursery or greenhouse supervisor is required.

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