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Floriculture and Landscaping, Volume 1

T K Bose (Editor) R.G. Maiti (Editor) P. Das (Editor)

Floriculture covers all the aspects related to the production and use of flowers and ornamental plants, flower seeds, bulbs, etc. Apart from the utilities of ornamental plants in outdoor gardening and interior decoration as house plants, cut-flowers and potted plants constitute an important segment of the international trade. Planting materials and dried products are also important items in the international market. The scenario of floriculture is changing very fast due to steadily wisening export opportunities. The demand for flowers and ornamental plants in the domestic market is growing at a fast pace too and a large number of people earn their livelihood by either producing or marketing flowers and ornamental plants in this country. The publication titled Floriculture and Landscaping deals with all the important and relevant aspects of floriculture and ornamental horticulture for various uses including production technology of export quality flowers in greenhouses apart from open cultivation in tropical and subtropical climates. Design of landscape gardens and uses of different groups of plants in garden and for interior decoration and their cultivation are also included in 31 chapters with prolific illustrations. The students of horticulture, amateur and professional floriculturists, landscape designers, nurserymen and environmentalists will find this publication useful.

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About the author

T K Bose

T.K. Bose, Ph.D. from Calcutta University, trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, U.K.; 1960-1972 Horticulturist and Secretary, the Agri-Horticultural Society of India; 1972-76, Reader, Calcutta University; Project Coordinator, Floriculture, Indian Council of Agricultural Research; 1976-1996 Professor and Head Department of Horticulture, Dean Faculty of Agriculture; Director of Research – Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (State Agricultural University) West Bengal, supervised research work of 35 Ph.D. students, published more than 250 scientific and 400 popular articles; author and editor of books – Fruits: Tropical and Subtropical (2 Vols.) Vegetables Crops; Commercial Flowers; Temperate Fruits; Floriculture and Landscaping; Tropical Horticulture (2 Vols.); Biotechnology and Horticultural Crops (3 Vols.); Trees of the World (Vol. 1); Orchids of India; Garden Plants; Gardening in India; Mineral Nutrition of Fruit crops; Nutrition of Vegetable Crops; Propagation of Tropical and Subtropical Horticultural Crops.

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Bibliographic information

Title Floriculture and Landscaping, Volume 1
Format Hardcover
Date published: 02.04.2012
Edition 2nd. Ed.
Publisher Naya Prokash
Language: English
isbn 9788189863319
length 509p., 25cm.