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Vistas in Floriculture

S.K. Bhattacharjee (Author)
Synopsis Floriculture is a lucrative industry in many parts of the world. The advancement of scientific techniques in flower cultivation has given a tremendous impetus to the growth of this industry. India has yet to cash-in on the production, marketing and export potentials in this field. Both domestic market and export potentials are prodigious. Floriculture sector, all over the world is experiencing rapid changes. Growing of flowers and ornamental crops is a rapidly expanding dynamic global enterprise in to-day’s world. This publication is aimed to bring out an extensive and up-to-date knowledge on some prime topics of commercial floriculture where information are meager. This book contains 19 Chapters covering different aspects of Flower trade, institutional contribution, genetic conservation, biofertilizers, patenting etc. This first 5 chapters deal with the trade in ornamental crops, production and marketing research. The next 5 chapters enumerate the role of NHB, APEDA, NABARD, Agri-Horticultural Society of India and Botanic Gardens in the development of Floriculture. Chapter 11 discuss in depth the genetic conservation. Chapter 12 and give 13 give a account of biofertilizers and mineral nutrition. Chapter 14 is entirely devoted on growth regulating chemicals. Chapter 15 give an insight and throw light on the lessor known potential new crops for the industry. Chapter 16 us exclusively based on pollen morphology. Chapter 17 and 18 are designed for extension strategy and career prospects in floriculture. Chapter 19 provide3 information on patenting of new ornamental varieties. It is hoped that the book will be useful to scientists, teachers, students, researchers, technologists, planners, amateurs, farmers, commercial flower growers and exporters.
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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 Vistas in Floriculture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pointer Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8171324754
length xxiv+355p., Tables; References; Plates; Index; 26cm.