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Horticulturist

Qualifications

Education and experience help with getting the better jobs in management and sales. Some sales representatives at large wholesale nurseries and factory growers that supply retail outlets may be more educated and experienced in sales than horticulture though. Sadly, many sales representatives know very little about the plant material that they sell. Likewise, many members of management who are so proficient with managing things may not know how to get their hands dirty with a bucket of mud and worms and squid guts. Just like most other horticultural industries, the actual “horticultural” aspects of wholesale nurseries get less respect than they deserve. Those doing the real horticultural work often lack experience when they get hired, and are rarely educated in horticulture. This can make it easier to get a job, but is frustrating for those who take their work seriously.

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