The study of cultivating, propagating and producing intensively managed crops such as grapes and other fruits, vegetables, flowers, trees, shrubs and plants. The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the factors affecting plant propagation, growth and physiology. It also involves developing an ability to utilise current horticultural and viticultural technology, principles and practices.
Horticulture and Viticulture develops skills in:
- establishing and maintaining turf surfaces for various sporting and recreational facilities
- planting, pruning and maintaining shrubs, trees and grapevines
- propagating, cultivating and harvesting intensively managed crops.
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics