Managers in horticulture (NOC 0822)

About this job

Managers in horticulture:

  • plan, organize, direct and control the activities of nursery and greenhouse staff who grow and market trees, shrubs, flowers and plants
Common job titles
  • Christmas tree farm
  • grower, hothouse / hydroponics / nursery

Duties

Managers in horticulture:

  • plan, organize, direct and control the operations of nurseries and greenhouses
  • set up the environmental conditions required to grow trees, shrubs, flowers and plants, and design planting and care schedules accordingly
  • decide the type and quantity of stock to grow
  • supervise staff in planting, transplanting, feeding and spraying stock
  • identify and control insect, disease and weed problems
  • develop marketing plans
  • give 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 supervise staff, oversee training and set work schedules
  • maintain records on stock, finances and personnel

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a controlled indoor greenhouse setting.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

At this time, career path information is not available for this occupation.

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