Nursery and Landscape Management Concentration
The nursery and landscape management concentration provides extensive training in landscape plant nomenclature, culture, and use. Supporting courses are in pest management, soils, business management, and horticulture. The curriculum also develops skills needed for starting and managing a personally owned nursery and/or landscape management firm. Nursery specialists propagate and produce trees, shrubs, groundcovers, and herbaceous perennials for the landscape industry.
Managing employees, materials, and money in the landscape and nursery industry are all aspects of this profession. Professional management of landscapes is one aspect of this industry which is in high demand due to modern lifestyles. The nursery and garden center businesses are strong, and prospects for future prosperity are high. The nursery, landscape management, arboriculture, and botanic garden-arboreta industries provide most of the career options. Graduates typically receive positions as propagators, superintendents, managers, and salespersons. Positions as community foresters or plant diagnosticians are also possible.