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Nursery & Greenhouse Managers

Also called: Greenhouse Manager, Grower, Nursery Manager, Production Manager

What they do:
Plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate activities of workers engaged in propagating, cultivating, and harvesting horticultural specialties, such as trees, shrubs, flowers, mushrooms, and other plants.
On the job, you would:
  • Manage nurseries that grow horticultural plants for sale to trade or retail customers, for display or exhibition, or for research.
  • Identify plants as well as problems such as diseases, weeds, and insect pests.
  • Tour work areas to observe work being done, to inspect crops, and to evaluate plant and soil conditions.


  • management
  • human resources (HR)
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Math and Science
  • biology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road


Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • teaching people how to do something


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • group things in different ways


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation


You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Argos Software ABECAS Insight Nursery and Greenhouse Management software
  • Innovative Software Solutions Picas
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Email software


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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