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
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 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.
Agriculture co-operative societies
Job openings are in Tier II and Tier III cities.
ICAR institutes and universities across India
Agriculture colleges across India