Introduction to Floriculture provides an introduction to commercial floriculture, containing information on major and minor greenhouse and field crops, and includes potted plants and cut flowers. The book is organized into two parts. Part I on cut flowers discusses the history and propagation of chrysanthemums, carnations, roses, snapdragons, orchids, gladiolus, and minor cut crops. Part II on potted plants includes bulbous plants, azaleas, pot mums, African violets, poinsettias, and Easter lilies. This book was written for students who have been exposed to a sufficient number of biology courses to acquaint them with many of the terms and plant processes discussed in the text. It would be beneficial if they have also taken a course in greenhouse management or are taking one concurrently with their floriculture course. The book can be used by commercial growers who constantly seek more information to enable them to realize maximum gain from the investments of labor, time, and capitol they have placed in this challenging field.
FLORICULTURE: DESIGNING AND MERCHANDISING, 3E will provide your students with a comprehensive introduction to the floral design industry. Written in a concise, easy-to-follow manner, FLORICULTURE: DESIGNING AND MERCHANDISING, 3E includes step-by-step instructions, complete with illustrations and material lists for dozens of projects. Projects in this book are built around low-cost materials that help to maintain a budget and suggestions are included on how to incorporate native materials to further reduce costs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Reference guide to sources on nursery plants, cut-flower crops and turf. Useful to both professional and amateur growers, the guide covers books, journals, computerised literature searches, audiovisual and government services. First published in 1986 as TInformation Sources for Nurserymen'.
Floriculture is emerging as an important commercial crop sector in India from the point of view of both domestic and foreign markets. Demand for floricultural products is steadily increasing both in the domestic as well as export markets. The industry is gaining prominence from three broad counts: creating more employment, ensuring higher incomes to rural people and earning more foreign exchange. India is the second largest producer of flowers after China. According to National Horticulture Board (NHB), area under floriculture at all India level had increased from 53,000 hectares in 1993-94 to 2,48,000 hectares in 2015-16. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the area was 7.66 per cent, while the CAGR of production of loose and cut flowers were 9.44 per cent and 23.10 per cent, respectively. The proportion of the area under high-tech floriculture to the total floriculture area is 70 per cent in Netherlands and 90 per cent in Colombia, whereas in India it is hardly 500 hectares accounting for just 0.56 per cent of the total area under floriculture, while the rest is under traditional flowers. In India, nearly 77 per cent of area under floricultural crops is concentrated in eight states viz., Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi. India has a scope to bridge the gap between demand and supply, as global demand of floricultural products is growing at a faster rate. India is enriched with diverse agro-climatic conditions such as, fertile land, suitable climate, abundant water supply, low labour cost, availability of skilled manpower etc. which are quite beneficial for growing a variety of flower plants throughout the year. Floricultural crops are highly labour intensive and in a country like India floriculture as an industry has tremendous potential for generation of gainful employment in rural as well as urban areas.
This student manual provides a basic text for those preparing for greenhouse and floriculture work. At the beginning of each chapter, competencies are listed, along with related math and science concepts, and a list of "terms to know"; figures, tables, and photographs may be included. At the end of each chapter, a self-check can be made of the information learned by using the review questions. There are 13 chapters in this manual: (1) overview of the greenhouse industry; (2) greenhouse structures; (3) controlling the greenhouse environment; (4) greenhouse equipment and lighting; (5) greenhouse irrigation systems; (6) root media and containers; (7) nutrition; (8) integrated pest management; (9) plant height control by day-night temperature regulation; (10) bedding plant production (including geraniums); (11) flowering potted plant production; (12) minor potted crops; and (13) cut flower production. Sixteen references and a glossary are included. (NLA)
This new volume presents some of the latest research trends and areas of improvement to benefit the floriculture industry and to understand its future directions and prospects. The research addresses the global floriculture industry’s shift from a traditional to a commercial focus. The global economy has spurred entrepreneurs to focus on the growing trend of exportoriented floriculture under controlled climatic conditions. The volume also looks at the role of plants in stabilizing the environment and the use of scientific knowledge through research that has changed the perspective of modern floriculture. This new book is a valuable compilation of the latest research work and areas of improvement in floriculture today. Key features: Provides an overview of the global floriculture industry Looks at the role of bulbous ornamentals Considers enhancing consumer-preferred traits in floriculture crops through genetic manipulation Discusses using ornamental plants to stabilize the environment
Table of Contents Introduction Tips for Beginners Preparing Your Windowsill Boxes and Containers Choosing Your Plant Before You Buy It Best time for getting Roots, Bulbs, and Cuttings Growing Water Weeds! Plant Propagation and Germination Seed propagation Plant Propagation through Cuttings Layer Propagation Division Propagation Grafting and Budding Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction Decorations made of flowers have been an integral part of mankind’s social, cultural, and traditional traditions, down the ages. There is absolutely no civilization anywhere in the world, which did not use flowers in some form or the other, in the shape of foliage and blossoms for religious rituals as well as personal adornment. The goddess of flowers has been worshiped in different forms by every ancient civilization in the East and in the West for centuries. Festivals were held every spring in her honor, where everyone did honor to her with garlands of flowers and other flower decorations. In ancient times, especially in Rome, there were floral games known as Floralia, where the people rejoiced in the coming of spring with flowers. Everyone had to take part in the celebrations, from Caesar to the lowest citizen, because it was a celebration of nature and joy. This supposedly pagan and heathen-ish ritual came down the ages as the Maypole celebrations, and in medieval times, everybody went May-ing. When I was a child, we danced around to the floral and ribbon decorated Maypole on the first of May, every child holding a ribbon and dancing to the music, and this was one of the highlights of our year. This ritual/practiced is of course one which was practiced in some form millenniums ago. And these fragrant and bright colored flowers have been part and parcel of human lives since prehistoric times. I know a lady who cannot pass a Jasmine, hibiscus, poinsettia, or rose without plucking a flower and tucking it into her hair. If I had seen this action as an adult and if I was in a bad mood I would have thought it as a typical piece of feminine coquetry, but since I was a child, I have lived in lands, where it was natural to pluck a flower and either place it in your hair, or in a buttonhole.
This book offers a comprehensive collection of papers on CRISPR/Cas genome editing in connection with agriculture, climate-smart crops, food security, translational research applications, bioinformatics analysis, practical applications in cereals, floriculture crops, engineering plants for abiotic stress resistance, the intellectual landscape, regulatory framework, and policy decisions. Gathering contributions by internationally respected experts in the field of CRISPR/Cas genome editing, the book offers an essential guide for researchers, students, teachers and scientists in academia; policymakers; and public companies, private companies and cooperatives interested in understanding and/or applying CRISPR/Cas genome editing to develop new agricultural products.