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Production Technology of Commercial Flowers, in 2 Vols
L.C. De
Floriculture has emerged as an immense entrepreneurial opportunities for small and marginal farmers and a way forward to earn foreign exchange. With the increase demand of flowers, floriculture has become one of the important commercial trades and has eme ..more

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Flowers and Fillers Production Technology
V. PonnuswamiS. Sowmeya
In recent days Floriculture has turned to a high profitable venture. The climatic conditions and rich diversity found under varying soil conditions in different elevation in this country offers great potential for floriculture. This book contains the improved production technology details on various loose flowers and Cut flowers and foliage and other filler crops. As stated by the APPEDA in India about 232.74thousand hectares area was under the cultivation in floricultural crops. Production of flowers are estimated to be 1.729 million tonnes loose flowers and 76.73 million tonnes of cut flowers in2012-13.this country has exported 22'485.21MT of flower produces to the worth of Rs.455.90 crores in 2013-14.This book containers the detailed information on all the commercial loose flowers ,cut flowers and filler crops that grows under open and green house cultivation. All the aspects from seed/planting to harvest and post harvest of the various flower crops were dealt in detail to suit the needs of Undergraduate, Post graduate students and teaching faculties. These chapters are well documented in line with ICAR, Recent Deans committee National syllabus so it could be better text book in Floriculture at National level and elsewhere also. Besides this it could be one of the best reference book for the researchers and stake holders involved in floriculture besides Horticultural Extension Officers in transfer of technology services to enlighten the flower growers and other stake holders. In recent days floriculture flourishes very nicely in to a profitable venture and huge earning is in limelight because of Flowers and produces export. The authors assures that the details available will of highly useful to all who have involves in Flower production, processing and export. ..more

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Dry Flowers Technology : Dehydration of Flowers, Foliage and Floral Craft
Subodh Kumar Dutta
There is a growing awareness about the advantages of floriculture and the role of floriculture in poverty alleviation and employment generation is becoming increasingly important. Floriculture has become an integral part of economic security and emerged as an indispensable part of agriculture, offering a wide range of choices to farmers for crop diversification. Adoption of floriculture by small and marginal farmers has brought prosperity in many regions of the country. Aim and Objectives of Dry Flower Research of CSIR is to develop an eco-friendly technology package for dehydration of flowers and foliage and floral craft. The book contains chapters on various aspects of dry flowers covering holistic information on the subject. The book is a compilation of extensive research work carried out by CSIR scientists covering a wide range of topics. The chapters give precisely an account of the present day dry flower products of India and techniques standardized by CSIR-NBRI for dehydration of flowers and foliage and floral craft. Each chapter represents the state-of-art of research from the stand point of their utilization for the advancement in the art and science of dry flowers particularly in the Indian context. The book reports details of major activities on dehydration of flowers and foliage and floral craft conducted by CSIR with an end-to-end approach. Book highlights how CSIR has made effort to take the research from the laboratory to the society so that it can be applied at the grassroot level for the benefit of the human kind. The end-to-end approach developed at CSIR-NBRI is reflected in the book and there has been a successful transfer of technology from lab to society. Lack of correct information is one of the major constraints in the growth of dry flower industry. The book will provide valuable data and also be a reference material for future research activities in this area. The book has described how different simple techniques can be successfully utilized in dry flower trade for preparation of value added products. It provides an authoritative review account of many aspects of interest and progress in the field of dry flowers. The book covers a wide aspect of dehydration techniques both for seasonal ornamental and unutilized rural, road side and hilly area seasonal vegetations. The book is well prepared and contains a good amount of information on different methods for dehydration of flowers and foliage. The book deals with all the important and relevant aspects of dehydration of flowers and leaves. This book is the first of its kind in dry flowers covering multifarious aspects of concentrated research of CSIR for more than 50 years. ..more

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Production of Seed and Planting Materials of Horticultural Crops
L.C. De
India is endowed with wide range of agro-climatic condition and it has good potential for growing a wide range of horticultural crops such as fruits, vegetables, potato, tropical tuber crops and mushrooms, ornamental crops; medicinal and aromatic plants, spices and plantation crops like coconut, cashew nut, cocoa, etc. The Government identified horticulture crops as a means of diversification for making agriculture more profitable through efficient land use, optimum utilization of natural resources and creating skilled employment for rural masses, especially women folk with the past efforts rewarding.Changes in food habit, increase in per capita income and quality life styles have accelerated the demand for diversified horticultural commodities. The single dominant factor which would contribute to rise in production of horticulture crop is availability of quality planting material of improved cultivars. Hi-tech nurseries mechanization is the need of the hour to facilitate various operations like pulverizing, mixing and sterilizing, growing media in pots or trays, filling seedling trays or pots for transplanting, seed sowing through precision techniques and irrigation through dripplers, micro-sprinklers etc. The present book is planned in 15 interesting chapters vividly highlighting various aspects covering basics of plant propagation, physiology of plant propagation, nursery management, growing media, nursery tools and structures, pollination and fertilization of fruit plants, asexual propagation of vegetable crops, seed viability, certification and storage, production of seeds and planting materials of 22 major fruit crops and 51 minor fruit crops; 24 major vegetable crops, 13 exotic vegetables and 41 underutilized vegetable crops; 19 commercial flowers, 17 annuals, 61 ornamental shrubs, 10 ornamental climbers, 31 herbaceous perennials, bulbous ornamentals, aquatic ornamentals, house plants, ornamental palms and bromeliads, cacti and succulents, lawn grasses; 7 plantation crops; 6 major spices, seed spices and 4 tree spices and 14 medicinal and aromatic plants. It may be humbly claimed that this is the most comprehensive book on production of seed and planting material of horticultural crops and will be useful to teachers, students, scientists, nurserymen, landscape designer, planners, amateurs and professional gardeners and above all farmers. ..more

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Fruit Production Technology
Amar SinghAnand Kumar
Fruit Production Technology documents the exciting developments in the field and makes accessible to the reader a comprehensive and coherent coverage of the basic needs of orchard management with the principles and techniques of plant regeneration, care, preservation of fruit. The principles underlying the advances made in fruit production have been analysed in thirteen chapters before discussing the special problem of each fruit crop separately and fully. The know-how of the problems of fruit production is invaluable to pomologists, extension workers, educated farmers and those interested in fruits in any manner whatsoever. Here is a blending of science and art of fruit growing for better and consistent production with its major achievements stated as simple factors and established principles in plain straightforward manner. Any one who gardens and wants to know more about the control of plants functions will find the book useful. The book discusses the complexities of metabolic control that the plant exercises with changes in external environment, supply of nutrient, shift in hormonal balance or C/N ratio, etc. in behaviour of fruiting plants. The treatment of the problems of fruit production is complete and up-to-date in all respects. It is hoped that the book fulfills the needs of a number of horticultural courses of Universities besides serving as practical pomology manual for all occasions. The Contents include : · The Approach · The Plant · Ecological preferences of fruit crops and environmental control of plant growth · Establishing an orchard · Soil management · Elemental role and needs · Propagation principles and technology · Basic cultural practices · Training and pruning of fruit trees · Stock-scion relationship and incompatability · Growth substances in fruit production · Problems of fruit formation, growth, maturity and ripening · Picking, storage and preservation of fruits · Aonla · Avocado · Banana · Ber · Breadfruit · Chiku · Citrus · Custard Apple · Date-Palm · Fig · Grape · Guava · Jackfruit · Jamun · Karonda · Litchi · Loquat · Mahua · Mango · Mangosteen · Mulberry · Papaya · Passion Fruit · Phalsa · Pineapple · Pomegranate · Apple · Apricot · Cherry · Japanese Persimmon · Peach · Pear · Plum · Strawberry · Almond · Cashew-nut · Hazel-nut · Pecan-nut · Walnut · Glossary · Select References · Appendices · Index ..more

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Flowering Garden Trees
B. Chowdhury
All flowering garden trees are man’s friend in survival, giving him food, fuel, shelter and herbal medicine from the days beyond the dawn of civilization. The need for more and more land for food, dwelling houses, and for food, compounded with the fast growing industrialization coupled with the nuclear adventure, etc. is almost taking a heavy toll of the plant life. We have to abolish the global menance of environment pollution by planting much-needed afforestation, growing as many plants as possible whether ornamental or economical in our home gardens, in parks and public gardens, and in the wastelands, roadsides, river and pond banks alongwith sea shores to restore the environment’s eco-balance to save the mankind in this planet. The authors have prompted to write this book ‘Flowering Garden Trees’ of 456 nos of species of various genus to be grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the country based on great response and the influence of chimatic conditions on growth and flowering well to wide range climatic variations with bright sunshine even in tropical and sub-tropical regions. The book has been written in 9 chapters as skated in the contents viz. Introduction of Graden Plants & Trees, Naming & Identifying the Garden Plants/Trees, Importance of Garden Plants, Role of Garden Plants & Trees on Environment and Pollution Control, Ecological Adaptation of Plants and Trees, Planting & Field Management of Garden Trees, Gardening for Human Resource Development, Ancestors of Trees & Plants in the Ages of Purans, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, Description of 456 nos of Garden Trees with some colour plates of the same. Attempts have been made to provide useful and practical information for growing a wide range of tropical flowering garden trees alongwith their morphological characters, growth habit and other techniques. ..more

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