INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES IN HORTICULTURE
- The identification and treatment of management problems peculiar to the largest firms deserves a greater priority in research programmes.
- Horticultural advisers are likely to need ‘in-service training’ in the recognition and handling of such problems.
- There is likely to be a greater demand for ‘post experience training’ in these aspects of management, from the directors and the managers of large enterprises.
- New emphases are needed in some of the courses in horticultural management studies now offered by universities and colleges, in order to pay greater attention to the management of factory-scale holdings.
With these thoughts in mind, this paper will examine some aspects of management in horticulture which are likely to assume greater importance if very large enterprises and co-operatives become more numerous. Two techniques which seem to be applicable to them will be discussed. Each of these techniques is now widely used in the manufacturing industries.