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Horticulture has been defined as the agriculture of plants, mainly for food, materials, comfort and beauty for decoration. According to American horticulturist Liberty Hyde Bailey, "Horticulture is the growing of flowers, fruits and vegetables, and of plants for ornament and fancy." A more precise definition can be given "The cultivation, processing, and sale of fruits, nuts, vegetables, and ornamental plants as well as many additional services". It also includes plant conservation, landscape restoration, soil management, landscape and garden design, construction and maintenance, and arboriculture. In contrast to agriculture, horticulture does not include large-scale crop production or animal husbandry.

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Organizations relating to Horticulture

European Turfgrass Society / Quinto Vicentino, Italy / Est. 2007
European Association for Flowers and Landscaping / Budapest, Hungary / Est. 1996
Perlite Institute / Harrisburg PA, USA / Est. 1949
Benelux Society for Horticultural Science / Luxembourg, Luxembourg / Est. 1996
European Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Group / London, UK / Est. 1994
International Association of Breeders and Distributors of Ornamental Plant Varieties / Voorhout, Netherlands / Est. 1970
Exchange of Notes Constituting an Agreement Concerning the Exchange of Cut Flowers on a Commercial Basis / Est. 1955
American Public Gardens Association / Wilmington DE, USA / Est. 1940
International Association of HydroSeeding Professionals / Penn Hills PA, USA
European Community of Young Horticulturists / Grünberg, Germany / Est. 1965
International Aroid Society / Miami FL, USA / Est. 1977
Global Horticulture Initiative / Bonn, Germany / Est. 2006
European Plant Science Organization / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2000
European Artists' Pépinières / Saint-Cloud, France / Est. 1992
Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries / New York NY, USA / Est. 1969
International Association of Horticultural Producers / Didcot, UK / Est. 1948
International Society for Horticultural Science / Leuven, Belgium / Est. 1959
Warwick HRI / Wellesbourne, UK
Ikebana International / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1956
International Florist Organisation / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1958
Middle European Iris Society / Hlucin, Czech Rep / Est. 1996
World Flower Council / Hollywood FL, USA / Est. 1983
IOC Intergovernmental Panel on Harmful Blooms / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1991
Union Fleurs / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1959
International Clematis Society / Waltham Cross, UK / Est. 1984

View all profiles (37 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

World Problems relating to Horticulture

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Destruction of hedges and hedgerow trees
Threatened habitats of Boreal floral kingdom
Endangered habitats of Cape floral kingdom

Action Strategies relating to Horticulture

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Protecting hedges and hedgerow trees

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