Cut Flower Industry : Post Harvest Technology and Management

Cut Flower Industry : Post Harvest Technology and Management
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Cut Flower Industry : Post Harvest Technology and Management

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Publisher: Agrotech Publications
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PREFACE Flower production, consumption and trade have grown many folds in recent years.The annual growth potential of floriculture is 25 to 30 which is many times more than that of cereals or any other agricultural produce. Indian floriculture in general and cut flower industry in particular has recently witnessed commendable changes which have transformed it from a hobbyist activity to a commercial enterprise. Government of India has encouraged investments in this sector
for
both
domestic
and
export
markets
resulting
in
advancements in yield and production technologices. Floriculture has finally begun to form an important component of commercial agricultural and with the increasing awarencess of its potential, more and more people are getting associated with this industry. Cut flowers are usually sold in bunches or as bouquets with cut foliage. The production of cut flowers is specifically known as the cut flower industry. The production and marketing of cut flowers can be a profitable undertaking for small-scale growers. Appreciation of the potential of cut flower industry has resulted in the blossoming of this field into a viable agri-business option. Availability of natural resources like diverse agro-climatic conditions permit production of a wide range of temperate and tropical flowers, almost all through the year in some part of the country or other. Cut flower is an industry which relies and thrives on diversity and advancement of science. Cut flower industry require an innovation and change to create a market damand for products. Scientific advances are quickly implemented in this industry.However, there are inherent dangers in trying to implement laboratory research immediately into cut flower industry and putting business at risk in testing in new technology is irresponsible. There will be need to
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PHT and Management of Cut Flowers