HORTICULTURE

Horticulture is major subject group for ICAR JRF examination. This subject is divided into various sub-subject ; Vegetable Crops/Olericulture, Pomology (Fruit and Orchard crops, Management of Plantation Crops, Fruit Breeding), Post-harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops, Floriculture & Landscaping, Spices and Plantation Crops. Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) every year conduct national level online AICE-JRF/SRF (PGS) examination for admission to the state|central agriculture universities and national institutes like Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR), and award scholarship/fellowship to the admitted students.

Every year BSc|MSc agriculture graduates search the best reference books for preparation of Horticulture junior research fellowship(jrf), senior research fellowship(srf) examination. Students also look for the exam pattern, syllabus, online mock test, model| previous years old question papers of jrf|srf. Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) notify & organize National Eligibility Test (NET) test in each sub-subject of horticulture to determine eligibility for college and Agriculture university level lectureship|assistant professor job notification recruitment and to direct recruit as a agriculture research scientist (ARS) in horticulture at national agriculture institutes under ICAR.

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ABOUT HORTICULTURE

Definition of Horticulture:

Horticulture may be broadly defined as the Science and art of growing fruits, vegetables and flowers and crops like spices condiments and other plantation crops. It is a science of cultivation of Garden plants.

The word Horticulture in derived from the Latin word Hortus meaning enclosure (garden) and culture – meaning, cultivation,. Thus Horticulture mans culture or cultivation of garden crops.

Branches

Horticultural Science is the most distinct branch of Agricultural Sciences and call be divided into four different branches as follow.

A) Main Branches:

Sr. No.

Branch

Description

1. Pomology It deals with cultivation of fruit crops.
2. Olericulture It deals with cultivation of vegetable crops
3. Floriculture It deals with cultivation of ornamental flowers and land scaping.
4. Fruit and
vegetable preservation
It deals with the principles of fruit and vegetable preservation.

B) Sub Branches:

1.  Plantation and Medicinal plants.

2. Ornamental Gardening

3. Landscape gardening and

4. Nursery plant production