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Advanced Commercial Floriculture (In 2 Vols.)

 
S.K. Bhattacharjee (Author) Lakshman Chandra De (Author)
Synopsis The set Advanced Commercial Floriculture in 2 volumes has been organised in such a way that it will be useful to every one interested in the world of plants, particularly that increasing number of people who are concerned with commercial floriculture of today. This book will make people aware of the potential of ornamental plants from all angles and help in exploring the possibilities to develop new vistas for floriculture-based industries. Almost all commercially important plants cultivated in different parts of the world have found a place in this publication. There are 11 interesting and informative introductory chapters on floriculture industry, soil and climate, manures and fertilisers, plant propagation, nursery plant production, seed production, green houses, essential oils of ornamental plants, ornamental plant products, dried flowers and post-harvest management. Production technology of cut flowers and loose flowers involving 21 most important flower crops are discussed in depth. There are 6 exhaustive chapters on different groups of plants like annual crops, herbaceous perennials, flowering shrubs, house plants, aquatic plants and bulbous ornamentals. This is the first book of its kind which gives a comprehensive and complete account of the subject with many colour plates. It will be an useful and handy reference book for amateur and professional ornamental plant growers, small and big flower farmers, hi-tech floriculture entrepreneurs, extension workers, policy makers, exporters, students, teachers and scientists.
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About the authors

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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Lakshman Chandra De

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

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Bibliographic information

Title Advanced Commercial Floriculture (In 2 Vols.)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 817910026X
length 330+686p., Plates; Tables; Illustration; 26cm.