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The Complete Book of Roses

Supriya Kumar Bhattacharjee (Author) B.K. Banerji (Author)
Synopsis Roses are most beautiful popular flowering plants grown almost throughout the world. Remarkable work has been carried out on this romantic flower and much has been said and written about it. The changes in fashion in our appreciation and use of rose are mirrored in the numerous journals and books that have been written about it through the centuries. The development of rose is the result of the patient work of the hybridists, scientists and rosarians all over the world.

This publication is planned in 26 chapters to review, illustrate, streamline and highlight the achievements on roses. It is a comprehensiveness and up-to-date scientific document on all practical aspects of rose growing. It has emphasised the scope and importance, and also traced the history of early days with roses. Classification of roses is enumerated giving details of wild and natural species and their varieties. There are fascinating chapters on intellectual property rights, breeding, biotechnology, tissue culture and allied products. Interesting and elaborate chapters are written on growth regulating chemicals, post-harvest technology, rose breeders of the world and rose breeders of India. Description of innumerable number of exotic varieties and the varieties evolved in India is provided; and books on roses are enlisted.

This publication will be of immense value to the scientists, teachers, students, planners, professionals and amateur rose growers, traders, commercial entrepreneurs in floriculture and exporters.
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About the author

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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Title The Complete Book of Roses
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8179103048, 9788179103043
length xxiii+531p., Color Figures; 25cm.