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Value Addition in Flowers and Orchids

Lakshman Chandra De (Author)

Ornamental crops provide better income from a unit area with higher profitability. The production of flower crops has increased significantly and there is huge demand for floricultural products in the world resulting in growing international flower trade. Value addition in floriculture increases the economic value and consumer appeal of any floral commodity. The present publication on Value Addition in Flowers and Orchids is planned in 12 interesting chapters vividly highlighting value addition in flower crops and orchids covering wide range of aspects. The first 10 chapters are represented by various value added products from commercial flowers viz. rose, chrysanthemum, carnation, anthurium, gerbera, gladiolus, tuberose, tulip, lilium, freesia, iris, alstroemeria, liatris, strelitzia, solidago, dahlia, jasmine, marigold, crossandra, barleria, annuals, herbaceous perennials, flowering shrubs, house plants, aquatic plants, bulbous plants, cacti and succulents and lesser known ornamentals.

Two most important chapters on value addition in flower crop like orchid are separately dealt in details in this publication. These commercial orchids presented in this book include Aerides, Anoectichilus, Archnis, Ascocentrum, Bulbophyllum, Calanthe, Cattleya, Coelogyne, Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Doritis, Epidendrum, Eulophia, Gastrochilus, Habenaria, Laelia, Miltonia, Odontoglossum, Oncidium, Paphiopedilum, Phaius, Phalaenopsis, Pholidota, Pleione, Renanthera, Rhyncostylis, Vanda, Zygopetalum.

It may be humbly claimed that this is the first book of its kind on value addition in flower crops including orchids in India. This book on Value Addition in Flowers and Orchids will be useful to teachers, students, scientists, plant breeders, plant biotechnologists, planners, exporters, amateurs and professional flower growers.

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About the author

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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Title Value Addition in Flowers and Orchids
Format Hardcover
Date published: 26.09.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789381450123
length xvii+287p., Col. Illustrations; Index; 25cm.