Flower Farmer

Flower Planter


Minimum ? No entry barrier, 5th standard passed preferable

Certified training for Floriculturist (Open Cultivation) (programme aligned to AGR/Q0205 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

One year prior experience in field (crop) operations

The tasks a Floriculturist (Open Cultivation) is expected to perform include:

Obtaining appropriate equipment and tools

Procuring seed material

Preparing the open fields for cultivation

Cultivating flower crops

Harvesting the produce

Marketing and selling the farm produce

Knowledge of the tools and equipment used in flower farming

Ability to select appropriate site for cultivation of flower crops

Proficient in preparing the land for flower cultivation

Knowledge of how to perform propagation and transplantation of seedling

Familiar with nutrient management

Familiar with training and pruning practices in flowers

Familiar with integrated insect, pest and disease management for flower crops

Familiar with irrigation management

Familiar with harvest and post harvest management

Skilled in basic farm management

Equipped to assimilate market information

Ability to keep up with the latest development in the variety of flower seeds and new equipment

Knowledge of basic arithmetic

Hands-on training

Extension training or Krishi Vigyan Kendra training

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

Ability to take risks

Hardworking and persistent


Self-directed learner


Ability to negotiate

It is a field job

May need to handle a team of field workers

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available in some farms

Work from option is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

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

Shift system may be applicable as per the farm norms.Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards due to pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals, extreme weather conditions, considerable amounts of dust and equipment noise, etc.

Minimum wage is approximatelyINR175 toINR200 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The ?Flowering? Industry of India

Government of India has identified floriculture as a sunrise industry and accorded it 100% export-oriented status.

Owing to steady increase in demand of flower, floriculture has become one of the important commercial trades in Agriculture. Hence, commercial floriculture has emerged as hi-tech activity taking place under controlled climatic conditions inside a greenhouse.

Floriculture in India is being viewed as a high growth industry. Commercial floriculture is becoming important from the export angle. The liberalization of industrial and trade policies paved the way for development of export-oriented production of cut flowers.

The new seed policy had already made it feasible to import planting material of international varieties. It has been found that commercial floriculture has higher potential per unit area than most of the field crops and is therefore a lucrative business.

Indian floriculture industry is shifting from traditional flowers to cut flowers for export purposes. The liberalized economy has given an impetus to the Indian entrepreneurs for establishing export-oriented floriculture units under controlled climatic conditions.

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is responsible for export promotion and development of floriculture in India.1


Flower farm owners Agriculture co-operative organization

The job openings are widely available in Tier II and Tier III cities2

Will be updated

Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) across the country

State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), of different Agricultural Universities in India