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Agricultural Sciences Teacher


Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.




Fruit Grower/Farmer


Fruit farmers grow and market fruit for profit. They own their orchards and vineyards. Fruit farmers generally specialize in one kind of fruit depending on the region in which they live. Citrus fruit, a major crop in the United States, is grown mainly in Florida, California, Texas, and Arizona. Washington leads all other states in the production of apples. Pears, peaches, berries, and melons are other important crops.




Garden Manager


Garden Managers can and do execute all maintenance of the gardens and greenhouse/propagation and community gardenfacilities. Make regular inspections to insure that all gardens are being properly maintained. Work with Executive Director and Board of Directors to develop a garden master plan. Manage large twice a year plant sales with plants from propagation center. Maintain the inventory, signage.




Groundskeeper


A Groundskeeper performs semi-skilled work in the maintenance, care, and modification of grounds and landscapes which includes the operation of electrically-powered and gasoline-powered groundskeeping equipment and machines, and the use of small hand and power tools or equipment in planting, cultivating, and trimming grounds and landscaping. The Groundskeeper also performs maintenance on groundskeeping equipment and tools.




Grower Relations


Grower Relations service key grower accounts, with a focus on bringing value back to the grower. The main focus will be to help growers plan and procure the right inputs, from crop protection to fertilizer to new and novel products, at the most optimal time for both sides of the supply chain, growers and suppliers.




Nursery Manager


Plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate activities of workers engaged in propagating, cultivating, and harvesting horticultural specialties, such as trees, shrubs, flowers, mushrooms, and other plants.")




Pest Management


Apply or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill or remove pests and vermin that infest buildings and surrounding areas.")




Plant Scientist


Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth.")




Pomologist


Pomologists study the science of fruit development, applying their knowledge by creating strategies for optimal fruit production. They must have an understanding of plant science and climatology as well. Job outlook is average, and a pomologist will need an undergraduate degree or higher. ")




Soil Scientist


Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.




Space Crop Production - yes NASA






Organizations

American Community Garden Association


The mission of the American Community Gardening Association is to build community by increasing and enhancing community gardening and greening across the United States and Canada. The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is a bi-national nonprofit membership organization of professionals, volunteers and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities. Visit Site Email: 877-ASK-ACGA Phone: info@communitygarden.org




American Horticulture Society


Founded in 1922, the non-profit American Horticultural Society (AHS) is one of the most respected and longstanding member-based national gardening organizations in North America. The Society’s membership includes nearly 20,000 avid gardeners and horticultural professionals, as well as numerous regional and national partner organizations. Visit Site Email: webmaster@ahsgardening.org Phone: 703-768-5700




Arbor Day Foundation


We inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. The Arbor Day Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation and education organization. A million members, donors, and partners support our programs to make our world greener and healthier. Visit Site Email: info@arborday.org Phone: 888-448-7337




California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc.


With 22 chapters — not all in California — and members on every continent except Antarctica, we are the largest amateur fruit growing organization in the world. If you want to learn everything and anything about growing fruit in an environmentally responsible manner, this is where you want to be. Visit Site




The Fertilizer Institute


TFI is the leading voice of the fertilizer industry, acting as an advocate for fair regulation and legislation, a consistent source for trusted information and data, a networking agent, and an outlet to publicize industry initiatives in safety and environmental stewardship. Our Mission is to represent, promote and protect the fertilizer industry. Visit Site




Home Orchard Society


The Home Orchard Society, established in 1975, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to assisting both novice and expert fruit growers, preserving heirloom fruit varieties, and promoting the science, culture, and pleasure of growing fruit at home. Visit Site




North American Fruit Explorers


The North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX) is a network of individuals throughout the United States and Canada devoted to the discovery, cultivation and appreciation of superior varieties of fruits and nuts. Founded in 1967 by a small group of pomological hobbyists, NAFEX has grown to an organization of more than 3,000 members, and is chartered as a nonprofit organization. Visit Site




Trees Are Good Org


TreesAreGood.org is an educational website providing homeowners and other tree owners with reliable information regarding the benefits of trees and how to properly care for trees in an urban environment. Consumers have a responsibility to care for the trees at their homes and in our communities to ensure sustainability. Visit Site




The National Garden Association


NGA promotes gardening by helping home gardeners succeed, growing in health, knowledge, environmental awareness, and enthusiasm. In the numerous ways the National Gardening Association reaches gardeners, we help make home and community gardens greener and more productive. Visit Site





Education

Auburn University


The Auburn University Department of Horticulture has been serving students and life-long learners for over 100 years, making them one of the oldest horticulture programs in the United States. Visit Site




Clemson University


The mission of Clemson University's Department of Horticulture is to promote personal and professional growth through the discovery, communication, and application of horticultural experiences, knowledge, and scholarship. Visit Site




Colorado State University


Three departmental majors are offered at Colorado State University -- horticulture, landscape architecture, and landscape horticulture.
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Cornell University


The Department of Horticulture serves professionals, students and citizens of New York State, the nation, and the world, by generating and extending knowledge about fruits, vegetables and landscape plants, for the purpose of sustaining the environment, enhancing economic vitality, and improving the quality of life of individuals and their communities. Visit Site




Iowa State University


The mission of the Iowa State University Department of Horticulture is to create and maintain research, teaching, and extension programs and to promote enthusiasm and excitement, for the science, production, and creative utilization of plants for the betterment of Iowans and all humankind. Visit Site




University of Wisconsin


The department at Wisconsin provides educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in pursuit of careers in horticulture. Visit Site




Kansas State University


The people of the Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources (HNR) at Kansas State University are dedicated to improving lives through dynamic, diverse education and research programs. Visit Site





Tutorials

What is Pomology?





Why Tomatoes Are Fruits, and Strawberries Aren't Berries?





Grafting - with Bobo Anderson





Bud grafting





Grafting fruit trees





Backyard Fruit Tree Basics





Back Yard Orchard - Part 1





Back Yard Orchard - Part 2





Cloning your fruit trees





How to Prune the right way every time





Pruning meyer lemon tree





Avocado tree planting tips





Grow Your Own Grapes





Making chcolate ever step of the way






Joticle Picks

Stark Bros


We like Stark Bros because it has such a vast wealth of information about fruit trees covering every aspect from planting to harvesting. Honestly, if you are into Pomology this site is a form of pomological meditation. Visit Site




Gardening Know How


Some sites we hope to partner up with to provide great information on fruits and nuts, this would be one of them! Garndening Know How is an excellent website filled with a vast array of content that will just keep you trying to think how you can plant it all. Visit Site




Good Fruit Grower





The Fruit People


The Fruit People




Feasting on Fruit





Orchard People





Tropical Fruit Forum





Sora Tulip - Fruit Carving





USA Pears Blog





Nuts.com






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