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Pennsylvania’s Green Industry is a vital and growing sector of the state’s economy, generating more than $5.6 billion in total sales. As the Northeast’s leading horticulture state, Pennsylvania provides more than 73,000 jobs to its residents. The diversity within the industry helps to create various areas in which to work, and may include:

  • Arboriculture
  • Commercial turf care
  • Crop production (fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, and flowers)
  • Environmental horticulture
  • Floriculture
  • Golf course maintenance
  • Greenhouses
  • Grounds management
  • Interiorscaping
  • Irrigation
  • Landscape construction, installation and maintenance
  • Management of garden centers and flower shops
  • Private/Public gardens
  • Retail sales (garden centers, nurseries, flower shops, etc.)
  • Sales (chemicals, fertilizers)

For more information about a degree or career in horticulture contact the PLNA office at or 800.898.3411.

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