Floriculture at A Glance: Deshraj

Floriculture At a Glance By Deshraj

About floriculture

What is floriculture?

Floriculture is a branch of horticuture. It is a major subject in B. Sc. Agriculture and M. Sc. Horticulture. Scientific way of cultivation of flower, and ornamental plant-crops, management, marketing, landscape gardening, etc., are the main fields of study of floriculture.

Also read: Floriculture multiple choice questions based on this book

About book: Floriculture At a Glance

Cover page of the book

Floriculture At a Glance is a competitive text book for UG, PG and PhD students. This book has been written in question and mcq format.

TypeText book, competitive book
WriterDr. Desh Raj

*Note: This is not a promotional book. It is an informational post.

Also read: Fundamentals of Agriculture Vol – 1 by Arun Katyayan

Why this book?

This book covers all the important topics which are very important for various top level agricultural / horticultural competiion exams.

Important for:

  • Junior research fellowship.
  • Senior research fellowship.
  • National eligibility test.
  • State agricultural university common entrance test.
  • IBPS Agricultural Field Officer.
  • BHU UET.
  • VYAPAM examinations.
  • PSC examinations.

Also read:

JRF memory based questions

IBPS AFO multiple choice questions and answres

Topic of the book (Just an example of topics)

This doesn’t represents exact sequence or full list. You should buy original book.

(1). History of Gardening

  • Origin of Earth.
  • Different periods.
  • Human civilization and floriculture.
  • Mughal era and gardening.
  • English era and gardening.
  • Countries and floriculture.
  • Famous architects.

(2). Importance of Ornamental Horticulture

  • Introduction to floriculture.
  • High tech floriculture.
  • Introduction to landscape gardening and architecture.
  • Xeriscaping.
  • Flowers and human.
  • National flowers.
  • International events.
  • Components of ornamental horticulture.
  • Flower trade.
  • Flower industry.

Also read: Protected cultivation mcq multiple choice questions

(3). Indian Floriculture Industry

  • National flower of India.
  • Indian flower trade.
  • Development of ornamental horticulture in India.
  • Area and production of ornamentals in India.
  • Flower import and export.
  • Commercial flower cultivation in India.
  • Flower varieties India.

Also read: Introduction to rose varieties

(4). Global Floriculture Industry

  • International flower market.
  • Major floriculture countries.
  • Wild flower trade.
  • Floriculture trends of different countries.
  • Developed countries and floriculture.
  • Floriculture in developing countries.

(5). Breeding of Ornamentals

  • Method of breeding in flower crops.
  • Breeding tools.
  • Indian breeds of ornamental plants.
  • Plant chimera.
  • Major institutes.
  • Indian flower breeders.
  • Induced varieties of ornamentals.
  • Hybrid varieties of ornamentals.

(6). Cut Flowers

  • Introduction to cut flowers.
  • Major cut flower.
  • Cut flower varieties.
  • Importance of cut flower.
  • Cut flower trade.
  • Hanging basket.
  • Cut flower cultivation practice.
  • Pulsing in flower.
  • Holding solution.
  • Physiological disorders.

(7). Cut Greens

  • Introduction to cut greens.
  • Major cut greens.
  • Cut green species.
  • Importance of cut greens.
  • Cut green trade.
  • Cut green cultivation practice.
  • Vase life.
  • Important characteristics.

(8). Loose flowers

  • Introduction to loose flowers.
  • Major loose flower.
  • Loose flower varieties.
  • Importance of loose flowers.
  • Loose flower trade.
  • Loose flower cultivation practice.
  • Physiological disorders.
  • Marketing.
  • Post harvest technology.

(9). Dried Ornamentals

  • Introduction to dried ornamentals.
  • Major characteristics.
  • Pot porris.
  • Marketing.
  • Different methods of drying.
  • List of ornamental plants for drying.

(10). Ornamental Greenhouse

  • What is greenhouse.
  • Advantages of a greenhouse.
  • Greenhouse technology.
  • Construction of greenhouse.
  • Greenhouse technology in India.
  • Cultivation practice under greenhouse.

(11). Post harvest handling

  • Vase life.
  • Post harvest management.
  • Disease management.
  • Marketing.

(12). Flower Perfumery

  • Introduction to flower perfumery.
  • Flower perfumery industry.
  • Important flowers in flower perfumery.
  • Cultivation of different perfumery flowers.
  • Essential oils.
  • Extraction of essential oils.

(13). Bonsai

  • What is bonsai.
  • History of bonsai.
  • Importance of bonsai.
  • Popularity of bonsai.
  • Art of bonsai.
  • Bonsai making.
  • Description of plants.
  • Bonsai making a business.
  • Bonsai making in India.

(14). Flower Arrangement

  • What is flower arrangement.
  • Different types of flower arrangement.
  • Introduction it Ikebana.
  • About Moribana and other styles.

(15). Cultivars developed in India.

  • Rose.
  • Marigold.
  • Jasmine.
  • Gladiolus.
  • Tuberose.
  • Lilies.
  • Orchids.
  • Bougainvillea.
  • Dahlia.
  • Croton.
  • Aster.
  • Crossandra.
  • Hollyhocks.
  • Hibiscus.

(16). Home Landscaping

  • Principles of home landscaping.
  • Public and private landscaping.
  • Elements of landscaping.
  • Site analysis.
  • Factor affecting home landscaping.

(17). Indoor Gardening

Introduction to indoor gardening.
Components of indoor gardening.
Importance of indoor gardening.
Indoor garden management.
Ornamentals for indoor gardening.

(18). Landscape plants.

  • Important landscape plants.
  • Characteristics of landscape plants.
  • Others.

(19). Ornamental trees

  • Important ornamental trees.
  • Characteristics of ornamental plants.
  • Indian species.
  • Others.

(20). Ornamental Shrubs

  • Important ornamental shrubs.
  • Characteristics of ornamental shrubs.
  • Indian species.
  • Others.

(21). Ornamental Climbers

  • Important ornamental climbers.
  • Characteristics of ornamental climbers.
  • Indian species.
  • Others.

(22). Ornamental Annuals

  • Important ornamental annuals.
  • Characteristics of ornamental annuals.
  • Indian species.
  • Others.

(23). Ornamental bulbus plants

  • Introduction to ornamental bulbous plants.
  • Purpose of growing.
  • Commercial importance.

(24). Lawn Management

  • Introduction to lawn.
  • Purpose of lawn making.
  • Importance of lawn.
  • Components of lawn.
  • Lawn making.

(25). Water Gardens

  • History of water gardens.
  • Different types of pools.
  • Ornamental aquatic plants.
  • Floating gardens.

(26). Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

  • History of medicinal plants.
  • Different medicinal plants.
  • Aromatic plants.

(27). Protection for plant varieties of ornamental (in detail)

(28). Glossary (A – Z)


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