Rose Budder, Rose Farmer, Rose Farming

Minimum ? No entry barrier, preferably 5th standard pass

Not required

The tasks a Budder is expected to perform include:Budding field-grown rose plants during the season

Performing incisions and insertions of buds

Observing tying of buds to ensure quality of tie

Maintaining production

Knowledge of the type of soil, climate and irrigation required for planting varieties of roses

Knowledge of the budding procedure

Skilled in selecting rootstock depending on the soil and climatic condition of the place

Knowledge of propagation technique and time

Knowledge of determining proper spacing for different varieties

Efficient in the use of hand tools

Knowledge of intercultural operations like pruning, pinching, disbudding, etc.Knowledge of pest control and disease management

Knowledge of optimal harvesting

Knowledge of the latest development in the variety of roses, cultivation techniques, etc.Proficient in basic arithmetic

Will be updated

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Attention to detail

Ability to work independently

Hardworking and persistent



Ability to negotiate

It is a field job

Work from home is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

May require assisting other Field Workers/Helpers/Budders

Local travelling maybe part of the job

Working hours

No fixed working hours

Overtime is common during rose-growing season

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system maybe applicable as per the farm or nursery norms

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, pesticides, fertilizers, manure, chemicals, dust, etc.Occupational hazards include physical injury while using sharp hand tools

For daily wage worker - INR 90 to INR 340 per day3 (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Love for Indian Roses5Indians, especially big and small corporates, have developed a love for roses. "Many small companies have come up near Bhopal in the last five years, which regularly use roses and other flowers. The use of bouquets at meetings and during welcome or farewell functions has become common," said wholesaler Rakesh Asini of Ashok Flower Merchants, who has increased his purchase of roses from Pune by at least 50 per cent over the last few years.Pandit Shikare, an agricultural graduate and owner of Rujul Agro located at Talegaon near Pune, is a farmer-exporter. "Giving bouquets has become common today and roses form its main component. There is so much demand for roses that sometimes it leads to shortage. The domestic market demand is also growing consistently."Rose prices never came down in 2013," said Shikare. The average rose price received by grower-exporters during the Valentine's Day week is about Rs 10/stem. Love for roses is not restricted to only the big cities. "I have customers from smaller towns and even villages, who are ready to spend Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 for roses during weddings," said Shikare.Red roses are most in demand during the Valentine's Day week and their price depends upon the length of the stem -- the longer the stem, the higher its price.Due to the promising returns, protected rose cultivation has been increasing rapidly in areas around Pune, Satara, Kolhapur and Nashik. Kolhapur-based Shrivardhan Biotech has started preparations from December for producing about 18 lakh stems of roses for the Valentine day's week.


Nursery owners


Rose farmers

Agriculture co-operative organizations

Job openings are in Tier II and Tier III cities6