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Horticultural trades workers intensively cultivate vegetables, plants, fruit, shrubs, trees and flowers in greenhouses, market gardens, nurseries and orchards.
QualificationsThere 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.