The term ‘horticulture’ refers to the culture of plants which has comfort, beauty and food purposes. The discipline includes subjects such as plant conservation, landscape and garden design, soil management, construction and arboriculture. Horticulture differs from agriculture as it doesn’t focus on large-scale crop productions and farming. Indeed, horticulture concentrates on small-scale cultivations and utilize tiny plots of mixed crops.
People who are interested in this discipline apply their knowledge and technologies to grow plants for food and non-food purposes, as well as personal and social needs. Their main work consists of plant propagation and cultivation with the aim to improve the plant growth, nutritional value, resistance to insects and environmental conditions.
Horticulture includes nine fields of study which are grouped in two wide categories: ornamentals and edibles. These nine areas are arboriculture, turf management, landscape horticulture, Olericulture, floriculture, pomology, viticulture, oenology and postharvest physiology.
Furthermore, horticulture differs from region to region. Therefore, it is different in tropical zones and temperate areas.
The origins of horticulture date back to the times of Cyrus the Great of ancient Persia, and over the years, the discipline has grown drastically.
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