National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0


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80021 - Managers in horticulture

Managers in horticulture plan, organize, direct and control the activities of nursery and greenhouse staff who grow and market trees, shrubs, flowers and plants.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • Christmas tree farm operator
    • flower grower
    • greenhouse manager
    • greenhouse operator
    • nursery manager
    • nursery operator
    • plant grower - nursery

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Nursery and greenhouse labourers (See 85103 Nursery and greenhouse labourers)
    • Turf farmer AND sod farmer (See 80020 Managers in agriculture)
  • Main duties

    This group performs some or all of the following duties:

    • Plan, organize, direct and control the operations of nurseries and greenhouses
    • Establish the environmental conditions required to grow trees, shrubs, flowers and plants, and design planting and care schedules accordingly
    • Determine type and quantity of stock to grow
    • Supervise staff in planting, transplanting, feeding and spraying stock
    • Identify and control insect, disease and weed problems
    • Develop marketing plans
    • Provide information to customers on gardening and on the care of trees, shrubs, flowers, plants and lawns
    • Order materials such as fertilizer, garden and lawn care equipment, and other nursery and greenhouse related accessories
    • Hire and manage staff, oversee training and set work schedules
    • Maintain records on stock, finances and personnel.
  • Employment requirements

    • Completion of a college program in horticulture is usually required.
    • Experience as a nursery or greenhouse supervisor is required.
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