James S is a Production Manager in a herb growing company."I do a lot of product tasting. Tasting of new varieties. Tasting of new sources of raw materials... I was so sort of passionate about plants and the scientific side behind plants as well that I thought that was far more my sort of idea of a wonderful job".
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Horticultural trades workers intensively cultivate vegetables, plants, fruit, shrubs, trees and flowers in greenhouses, market gardens, nurseries and orchards.
There are no formal academic entry requirements. NVQs/SVQs in Horticulture are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Professional qualifications from the Royal Horticultural Society are also available.
- Prepares soil in field, bed or pot by hand or machine
- Mixes soil, composts, fertilisers and/or organic matter and spreads fertiliser and manure
- Sows seeds and bulbs and transplants seedlings
- Propagates plants by taking cuttings and by grafting and budding, applies weed-killer, fungicide and insecticide to control pests and diseases
- Prunes and thins trees and shrubs
- Supports trees by staking and wiring.
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