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Post-Harvest Technology of Flowers and Ornamental Plants

Supriya Kumar Bhattacharjee (Author) L C De (Author)
Synopsis The changing scenario in international trade in ornamental crops which provide unlimited export opportunities, demand perfection in post-harvest technology to offer quality plant products to the people around the world, all the year round. Great achievements have made over the years in this important area to match the requirements of the global market. This publication is planned in 28 chapters to review, illustrate, streamline and highlight the achievements on Post-Harvest Technology of Flowers and Ornamental Plants. It is a comprehensive and up-to-date document on senescence, post-harvest physiology and technology of cut flowers and cut foliages, post-production management technology and physiology of potted ornamentals, post-harvest technology of loose flowers, plant species and varieties for export and their post harvest quality requirements, treatments employed for improving the longevity and quality of flowers, role of different groups of chemicals in delaying the senescence of cut flowers, flower ornaments and arrangement storage, grading, packaging, transport and marketing. There are fascinating chapters on factors affecting the post harvest life and quality of cut flowers, post-harvest problems of cut flowers and foliages and their remedies. Interesting and elaborate chapters are also provided in this book on estimation of biochemical constituents, extraction of pigments, dyes and essential oils from ornamental plants. This publication will be of immense value to scientists, teachers, students, planners, professional and amateur flower grower, traders, commercial entrepreneurs in floriculture and exporters.
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About the authors

Supriya Kumar Bhattacharjee

Prof. S.K. Bhattacharjee is an eminent scientist in the field of horticulture, retired as Project Coodinator, all India Coordinated Research Project on Floriculture, Indian council of Agricultural Research, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, on January 31, 2003. He obtained his M.Sc. (Ag.) in Horticulture from Calcutta University. He is also a diploma holder in Business Management and Industrial Administration, United Nations studies and Landscape Architecture. He has 38 years research, teaching, management, developmental and administrative experience in private organisations, Indian Botanic Gardens, Botanical Survey of India, State Agricultural Universitites and ICAR Institutes. He was Head of the Division of Medicinal and Aromatic Crops, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Bangalore. He has also served as Professor of Horticulture and Professor in charge, North Bengal Campus, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Visvavidyalaya, Cooch-Behar, West Bengal, which has later converted into a full-fledged Agricultural University presently named as Uttar Banga Krishi Visvavidyalaya. While serving in private organisations, he has laid out many landscape gardens in different agro-climatic conditions of the country, collected a wide range of indigenous and exotic plants from India and abroad and propagated tem on a large scale for use in gardens. Prof. Bhattacharjee has visited several foreign countries. He has published about 400 research papers and popular scientific articles in journals of national and international repute. He is the author of seven books among which Advanced commercial Floriculture, Handbook of Medicinal Plants have been widely acclaimed and well-received.

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L C De

Dr. Lakshman Chandra De is a Senior Scientist in the field of horticulture, presently working as Joint Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh Centre, Basar, Arunachal Pradesh. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Horticulture with specilaisation in Floriculture from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He has eight years of research and extension and two years administrative experience. He has published 45 research paprs in reputed journals and written 22 research abstracts, 21 popular articles and one research bulletin. He is the co-author of a most popular and valued book entitled Advanced Commercial Floriculture (in 2 volumes). He is a member of several scientific societies and referee of reputed journals.

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Bibliographic information

Title Post-Harvest Technology of Flowers and Ornamental Plants
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pointer Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8171324045
length xxii+440p., Plates; Tables; References; Index; 25cm.