Commercial Horticulture refers to producing horticulture products and marketing them for a profit as part of a business. Crops that growers commonly produce are nursery crops, turf, fruits, vegetables, Christmas trees, and cut flowers.
Commercial horticulture can also involve horticulture services such as landscaping or landscape maintenance. Topics and areas of fruit and vegetable production including irrigation, variety selection, variety trials, and pest management. This gain in information can be used to make the farmer money, save the farmer money, and/or provide a quality product for the consumer that is safe to eat.
For more information on Commercial Horticulture, contact Regional Extension Agent, William “Chip” East.