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Horticulture has been defined as the agriculture of plants, mainly for food, materials, comfort and beauty. 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 as "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

Asia Florists' Association
Central American Association of Flower Therapists / Est. 2001
International Committee for Horticultural Congresses / Est. 1927
International Professional Horticultural Federation / Est. 1923
Liatris International / Est. 1985
European Turfgrass Society / Quinto Vicentino, Italy / Est. 2007
Agriculture and Agro-Industry including Fisheries Programme of Research and Technological Development / Est. 1992
European Association for Flowers and Landscaping / Budapest, Hungary / Est. 1996
International Bean Yield and Adaptation Nursery
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 / Teylingen, Netherlands / Est. 1970
Association of European Horticultural Breeders
Exchange of Notes Constituting an Agreement Concerning the Exchange of Cut Flowers on a Commercial Basis / Est. 1955
Nordic Joint Group for Forest Nursery Questions
American Public Gardens Association / Wilmington DE, USA / Est. 1940
Sempervivum Society / Est. 1970
International Horticultural Association
Association of the International Trade in Flowerbulbs and Plants / Est. 1960
Nordic Secretariat for Agricultural and Horticultural Workers
International Freeze-Dry Floral Association / Est. 1990
International Association of HydroSeeding Professionals / Penn Hills PA, USA
Committee of the Forest Nurseries in the EC / Est. 1962
European Community of Young Horticulturists / Grünberg, Germany / Est. 1965

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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
Unethical practices in agriculture
Threatened habitats of Neocaledonian floral subkingdom
Threatened habitats of Antarctic floral kingdom
Threatened habitats of Palaeotropic floral kingdom
Threatened habitats of Neotropic floral kingdom
Threatened habitats of Australasian floral kingdom
Threatened floral kingdoms
Threatened species of Pisauridae
Threatened species of Crocidura floweri
Obstacles to aquaculture

Action Strategies relating to Horticulture

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Establishing global greenhouse trading system
Using living fences
Flower arranger
Providing adequate nursery facilities
Delivering flowers
Providing hydroponics methods
Using hedgerow intercropping
Producing animal feedstuffs with hydroponics
Protecting marine spawning grounds
Using swidden-fallow land management

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