Horticultural therapists utilize their knowledge of plants to help their patients with cognitive and physical disabilities.
Researcher / Horticultural scientist
Researchers in this field study plant genetics and develop plants that have natural immunity to diseases and resistance to environmental damage.
People in this profession grow plants from seedlings and make sure they make it through their entire lifecycle.
This involves designing and maintaining commercial and residential grounds by utilizing one's knowledge of plants, flowers, irrigation, and trees. An eye for design is also important.
Floriculturists deals with the study of growing foliage flowers and plants and then marketing them. Their specialization is in planning and designing of interior/exterior landscapes for recreational areas, parks, industrial sites, shopping malls or other projects.
The study of vegetable culture is called as 'Olericulture'. Olericulturists work in industries, universities, research institutes, and other organizations at different levels. Vegetable growers are in great demand presently in the private sector as the seed industry is growing.
Pomologists focus on the cultivation, production, post-harvest, processing, storage, and value addition of fruit plants which have been identified as the major sources of vitamins, protein, antioxidants and carbohydrates. Pomologists work in industries, ICAR, state agricultural universities and in various other organizations.
Viticulture is a branch of horticulture. Viticulturists are involved in the study and production of grapes for the production of wine in vineyards. They develop new varieties, modify existing varieties, control pests and nutients to improve quality and yield of grapes.