Branch of plant agriculture dealing with garden crops, fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants. Horticulture covers all aspects of garden management. Horticulturists apply knowledge, skills, and technologies to grow intensively produced plants for human food and non-food uses and for personal or social needs. Their work involves plant propagation and cultivation with the aim of improving plant growth, yields, quality, nutritional value, and resistance to insects, diseases, and environmental stresses

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The word is derived from the Latin: hortus – garden  & colere – to cultivate 

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