SECTION C - HORTICULTURAL EDUCATION AND EXTENSION - PRINCIPLES OF HORTICULTURAL EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY LEVEL

R. Holliday
Horticulture, Agriculture and Forestry are each technologies in which populations of plants are used to produce organic matter useful to man. Carbon dioxide, water and simple inorganic salts are the raw materials and the sun is the source of energy for the synthetic processes. Further, each of these technologies is organized into business in which the sales of produce have not only to meet the costs of the production processes but also leave a margin to the manager sufficient to recompense him for the employment of his knowledge, energy, skill and initiative.

There must, of necessity, be many common elements in the training of managers, extension workers, research personnel and teachers in each of these spheres of activity. How may this be attained and what is the correct balance between the required breadth and depth of knowledge and practical experience? These matters are the subject of endless debates in Agricultural Faculties and different forms of compromise are reached in different Universities. It also must not only provide for the immediate future but also act as a springboard for future advances in a professional life extending over approximately 35 years.

Holliday, R. (1971). SECTION C - HORTICULTURAL EDUCATION AND EXTENSION - PRINCIPLES OF HORTICULTURAL EDUCATION AT UNIVERSITY LEVEL. Acta Hortic. 21, 49-56
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1971.21.7
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1971.21.7

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