As a HORTICULTURE professional, you need to know more than just how to grow and take care of plants. You need to know how to use the latest design software to create effective and sustainable landscapes. You need to understand the importance of integrated pest management (IPM) in today’s environmentally conscious world. You need to be able to set up and manage computer-controlled greenhouses. Whether you want to work for an established firm, build your own nursery, or run your own landscaping company, you need to know how to use barcode scanning to control your inventory, how to make intelligent purchasing decisions, and how to be an effective supervisor.