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Advances in Ornamental Horticulture (In 6 volumes)

S.K. Bhattacharjee (Author)
Synopsis This set of six volumes is the first of its kind in ornamental horticulture covering multifarious aspects. The contents were carefully chosen with much thought keeping in mind the frequent and rapid changes, which are occurring in this field. To stimulate the development of an enquiring mind, this book will be indispensable. The important and interesting subjects dealt with in this publication are on flowering shrubs, herbaceous perennials, bulbous ornamentals, aquatic plants, beautiful foliages, seasonal flowers, seed production, micropropagation, landscaping, protected cultivation under cover, post-harvest technology, bio-technology, crop protection marketing and trade, organizational support, genetic conservation, biofertilisers, mineral nutrition, growth regulating chemicals, lesser known potential new crops, pollen morphology, career prospects in floriculture and patenting of new verities. Under each subject several topics are covered with up- to-date and comprehensive review. A large number of ornamental crops are dealt with in this publication with recent references. It will be very useful to scientists, teachers, researchers, students, floriculturists, commercial flower growers, landscape designers, perfumers, traders, industrialists, new entrepreneurs, technocrats and planners.
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About the author

S.K. Bhattacharjee

Prof. Supriya Kumar 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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Title Advances in Ornamental Horticulture (In 6 volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pointer Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8171324320
length xxviii+359p.; xxiv+356p.; xxviii+375p.; xx+344p.; xxiv+276p.; xxiv+355p., Tables; Figures; References; Plates; Index; 25cm.