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Commercial Horticulture Instructor from Skillfinder's blog

Commercial Horticulture Instructor

Tropical Agriculture Consultancy Services


Commercial horticulturists are involved with cultivating, packaging and selling crops ranging from food and vegetables to decorative plants. At the top levels, they are business-minded managers who monitor all aspects of the production process, helping to make sure that crops go smoothly from seedbed to market.


Typical responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the cultivation and maintenance of plants and crops
  • Managing weed/pest/disease control programmes
  • Organising horticultural trials
  • Analysing horticultural yields, operational costs and financial returns
  • Maintaining financial and administrative records
  • Writing and modifying business plans
  • Supervising and training staff
  • Developing new products
  • Negotiating contracts with buyers and suppliers
  • Liaising with colleagues, local officials, customers, professional groups etc
  • Ensuring that deadlines and quality standards are met within set budgets
  • Organising/giving presentations and demonstrations
  • Marketing and selling produce
  • Attending conferences


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By Skillfinder
Added Mar 10

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