The field of ornamental horticulture is a broad collection of professions, including positions in nursery management, landscape horticulture, floriculture and turfgrass management. The value of plant production and allied industrial goods and services has increased. The estimated value of wholesale nursery stocks in the 1970's was near $400 million (Davidson, 1981). The assessed value of all greenhouse produced plants increased to nearly one billion dollars in 1977 (Nelson,1978). A few years later, the retail market value of all nursery products was valued at 3.4 billion dollars (Lederer, 1981).
horticulture, ornamental, employability