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Horticulture is the science, technology, art, and business of cultivating and using plants to improve human life. Horticulturists and Horticultural Scientists create global solutions for safe, sustainable, nutritious food and healthy, restorative, and beautiful environments. This definition is seen in its etymology, which is derived from the Latin words hortus, which means "garden" and cultura which means "to cultivate". There are various divisions of horticulture because plants are grown for a variety of purposes. These divisions include, but are not limited to: gardening, plant production/propagation, arboriculture, landscaping, floriculture and turf maintenance. For each of these, there are various professions, aspects, tools used and associated challenges; Each requiring highly specialized skills and knowledge of the horticulturist.

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Organizations relating to Horticulture

Middle European Iris Society / Hlucin, Czechia / Est. 1996
Asociación de Floristas Iberoamericanos / Est. 1985
Perlite Institute / Harrisburg PA, USA / Est. 1949
FLORNET / Zwolle, Netherlands / Est. 2000
Asia Florists' Association / Sapporo, Japan
Nordic Joint Group for Forest Nursery Questions
International Bulb Society / Sanger CA, USA / Est. 1933
Réseau africain pour le développement de l'horticulture / Dakar, Senegal / Est. 2000
Nordiske Plantskogodlarnas Samarbetsutskott
International Association of HydroSeeding Professionals / Penn Hills PA, USA
Exchange of Notes Constituting an Agreement Concerning the Exchange of Cut Flowers on a Commercial Basis / Est. 1955
International Horticultural Association / Matsudo, Japan
Committee of the Forest Nurseries in the EC / Est. 1962
International Flower Bulb Centre / Est. 1925
Euroflora / Milan, Italy
International Centre for Hydroponics / Est. 1971
Association européenne pour le fleurissement et le paysage / Est. 1996
Global Horticulture Initiative / Bonn, Germany / Est. 2006
International Aroid Society / Miami FL, USA / Est. 1977
World Flower Council / Hollywood FL, USA / Est. 1983
International Food and Agribusiness Management Association / Corvallis OR, USA / Est. 1990
World Petunia Days
EMEA Synthetic Turf Council / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2010
European Boxwood and Topiary Society / Court-Saint-Etienne, Belgium / Est. 1996
International Association of Breeders and Distributors of Ornamental Plant Varieties / Voorhout, Netherlands / Est. 1970
Communauté européenne des jeunes de l'horticulture / Grünberg, Germany / Est. 1965
Synthetic Turf Council / Forest Hill MD, USA / Est. 2003
IOC Intergovernmental Panel on Harmful Blooms / Copenhagen, Denmark / Est. 1991
Benelux Society for Horticultural Science / Est. 1996
International Committee for Horticultural Congresses / Est. 1927
International Horticultural Congress / Est. 1864
International Society for Horticultural Science / Leuven, Belgium / Est. 1959
European Plant Science Organisation / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2000
European Nurserystock Association / Sint-Denijs-Westrem, Belgium
UNION FLEURS / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1959
European Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Group / London, UK / Est. 1994
International Association of Horticultural Producers / Didcot, UK

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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

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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