Manager Nursery, Manager Horticulture

Minimum ? Preferably Bachelor?s degreein Agriculture

Minimum 5 ? 10 years of work experience in related field

The tasks a Manager, Nursery is expected to perform include:Managing nursery to grow horticultural plants, such as trees, shrubs, flowers, ornamental plants, vegetables, etc., for sale

Determining type and quantity of horticultural plants to be grown according to various factors and market demand

Identifying the conditions required for different plants like hothouse/greenhouse/ natural weather

Managing various processes like plant germination, soil conditions, plant nutrients and disease control

Selecting and purchasing seed, disease control chemicals, fertilizers, etc.Touring work areas to observe quality and quantity of work being done

Directing and co-ordinating work of subordinate supervisory personnel and other workers

Co-ordinating clerical, record keeping, accounting and marketing activities

Purchasing nursery stock for resale and sell other gardening accessories, such as sprays, garden implements, plant nutrients, etc.

Knowledge of different types of plants, trees, flowers, etc. and their requirements

Proficient in nursery management

Knowledge of various nursery activities like seed sowing, preparing beds/pots for plantation, nutrient management, disease management, drafting of plants, etc.

Equipped to assimilate market information

Specialize in fertilization, mineral nutrition, propagation and selection

Skilled in marketing and sales

Knowledge ofthe latest development and technology in the field

Knowledge of collecting seeds from plants

Skilled in green-house and hot-house operations

Knowledge of maintaining records of cost, sale and other accounts

Basic knowledge of arithmetic and accounting

Efficient in hiring and supervising the workers

Knowledge of basic computer skills and spreadsheets

Will be updated

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Attention to detail

Ability to work independently

Ability to take risks

Hardworking and persistent



Ability to negotiate

Good leadership skills

It is a field job

Work from home is not applicable

Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available

Need towill supervise nursery supervisors and workers

Local travelling may be part of the job

Working hours

Working hours are not fixed

Overtime may be involved

Shift system may be applicable as per the nursery norms

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, pesticides, fertilizers, chemicals, dust and equipment noise, etc.Occupational hazards include injury to body while using sharp tools, etc.

For candidates with experience ? INR 8,800 to INR 25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Horticulture Sector in India

Theincreaseinhorticulturalproductionin India is theresult ofbetterqualityofresourcesandequipmentavailable.Itisestimatedthatthetrendwillcontinueinthesamefashionfortheyearstocome. Thesectorisimportantfromtheviewofexportalso.

India is the leading producer and exporter of spices, particularly chillies and turmeric. Mango, citrus, banana and pomegranate are the important fruits being produced and exported. Among flowers, rose, gladiolus and dry flowers are mainly exported. Pickles and mango pulp are the main processed products that are exported.

With the high demand of exports coupled with in-house demand, the production of horticulture crops is expected to increase, creating more opportunities for Managers, Nursery.

Nursery owners

Agriculture co-operative societies

Job openings are in Tier II and Tier III cities.