Updated Aug 19th, 2019
What is a Career in Horticulture?

Career in Horticulture

I find a Career in Horticulture very interesting. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Horticulture actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Horticulture. My research about a Career in Horticulture became a lot more meaningful when I found: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171110-0002/Science/Botany/Career-in-Horticulture/hindi 

Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi's perspective!
Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi has worked in Horticulture for 27 years. Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi has worked in Horticulture as Associate Director in Regional Horticultural Research & Training Station. In Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi's own words, this is 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." 

Career Video on Horticulture
In a video, Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi has talked about various aspects of a Career in Horticulture. Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi started by explaining 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." I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.

It was a welcome change to see the video touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Horticulture, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Horticulture. Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
Plant Breeding & Genetics
Mathematics & Statistics
Agricultural Engineering
Soil Science
Plant Physiology
Plant Protection
90% success in real life depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these.
Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Horticulture:
Farming Techniques
Management of Crops
Handling the Produce
This Career has an interesting list of Positives.
Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Horticulture:
Diverse Opportunities
High Returns per Unit Area
There are a few Challenges in this Career which one needs to be cognizant of.
And, Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Horticulture:
Global Warming
Lackadaisical Approach of Youth
Lack of Technical Know How

In the final section of the video Dr Ajay Kumar Joshi talks about How a day goes in a Career in Horticulture. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Horticulture, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20171110-0002
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This video on a Career in Horticulture opened my eyes to a completely new perspective and got me interested in LifePage. LifePage has created the largest knowledge repository of Careers in the whole world. I salute the efforts of Team LifePage. I also encourage you to learn more about LifePage on: https://www.lifepage.in 

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