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Commercial Ornamental Crops: Traditional and Loose Flowers

R.L. Misra (Author) Sanyat Misra (Author)

This book deals with 43 chapters. Part I deals with 29 most commonly cultivated ornamental crops such as Amaranthus, Annual Chrysanthemum, Asclepias and Calotropis, Barlelia, Celosia argentea, Crossandra, Dahlia, Dianthus, Eranthemum, Ervatamia divaricata, Gaillardia, Gomphrena, Helianthus, Hibiscus, Hymenocallis, Ixora, Jasminum, Lawsonia inermis, Nelumbo, Nerium, Nyctanthes arbortristis, Nymphaea, Paeonia, Pandanus, Polianathes tuberosa, Rosa, Rudbeckia, Tagetes and Thevetia. Each crop is described with its nomenclature, origin, brief history and importance; botany; classification, species and varieties; methods of propagation; cultural practices; manipulation of growth and flowering; postharvest management; and insect-pests, diseases and physiological disorders in a very lucid term. Part II contains 14 chapters on general aspects necessary either for flower growing cum improvement or for value addition cum processing of certain plant-based products. Each crop and aspect is supported with pertinent global works. This is the first book of its kind written worldwide which deals exclusively with Traditional and Loose Flowers as is most prevalent in the Asian countries. However, in western countries though they prioritize the cut flower crops but for garden decoration, bedding, borders, container planting, hedges, rock gardens and pools, and for greenhouse and conservatory plantings they depend largely on such plants. Moreover, ICAR (New Delhi) has also devised curricula for graduate and postgraduate students of floriculture and landscaping, that is why this book has been prepared to act as a ready reckoner not only to the students but also to the teachers, professors and scientists engaged in floricultural activities. This will also prove a comprehensive guide to the horticultural development officers and flower growers worldwide.

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About the authors

R.L. Misra

Dr. R.L. Misra was born on 15th May, 1946 in a village in Pratapgarh district of U.P. In recognition of his expertise and hard work he got selected for the post of Principal Scientist in the Division of Floriculture & Landscaping, IARI, New Delhi – 110012. Having specialization in Floriculture both at M.Sc as well as Ph.D. level he worked all through on flowers and has vast experience of over 34 years working in the hills as well as in the plains, and dealing with almost all the commonly grown flowers. He is a well renowned floriculture scientist whose work on gladiolus is acclaimed worldwide. He developed 23 gladiolus varieties/hybrids, as many more hybrids are under pre-release testing. HE has been associated with all the seven P.G. Courses on Floriculture in the discipline of Horticulture in IARI, New Delhi. Four M.Sc. and 7 Ph.D. students got their Degrees under his chairmanship on various aspects of floriculture and landscaping, and 5 students are working under him at present for their degrees. He has been on Advisory Committees of many students of other disciplines. To his credit, he has 290 publications (research 135, symposium papers 53, review articles 13 and popular articles 89) in national and international journals, in addition to two books and 38 book chapters / bulletins / leaflets. Apart from being an active and dedicated scientist and teacher in floriculture, he has been also committed and dedicated in running the Journal of Ornamental Horticulture for the last 10 years (10 volumes) i.e. from second issue of volume * (1993) to New Series Vo. V (2002). Dr. Misra designed and edited the journal and proceedings of Abstracts of both the symposia held inj 1999 and 2002. In the recent past, he was made officer-in-charge of Indo-Israel Project on Hi-Tech Horticulture to revamp its functioning.

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Sanyat Misra

Sanyat Misra was born on 20th February, 1974 in Shimla (H.P.). He is a forestry graduate from U.A.S., Bangalore, and M.Sc. (Ag.) in Horticulture with specialization in floriculture from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar. He is at the verge of completing his Ph.D. programme in floriculture in the Department of Floriculture & Landscaping, Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan 173230 (H.P.). He has been a brilliant student throughout and a voracious workers and has more than 20 publications to his credit even at this age.

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Bibliographic information

Title Commercial Ornamental Crops: Traditional and Loose Flowers
Format Hardcover
Date published: 08.01.2023
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789354616969
length 612p., Col Plates, Figs, Tables.