Commonly Used Ornamental Plants
Sanyat Misra, R.L. Misra
ISBN : 9781787150065 (Hard Bound)
Pages : 802
Year : 2017
Weight : 2514gms
Price : £ 90.00

• Contains 41 chapters separately dealing with 30 various common ornamental crops and 11 groups of ornamentals such as Annuals with 126 genera, Bromeliads with 34 genera, Cacti with 105 genera, Carnivorous Ornamentals with 12 genera, Ferns and Allied Plants with 53 genera, Flowering Indoor Plants with 188 genera, Foliage Plants with 382 genera, Lawn with 37 genera, Ornamental Gingers with 7 genera, Proteaceous Ornamentals with 12 genera and Succulents Other than Cacti with 192 genera • Details on each crop and group include: nomenclature, origin, brief history and botany; means of propagation including micropropagation; classification, species and varieties; production technology; manipulation of growth and development; plant protection; and postharvest technology • Each chapter gives a succinct account of significant scientific works carried out worldwide • Book will cater to the needs of students, teachers, researchers, horticultural, training centre’s and department officers engaged in the field of horticulture and over all to the growers to generate more income

Dr. R. L. Misra served the cause of floricultural science for more than 16 years in temperate regions of Himachal Pradesh and about 24 years in sub-tropical conditions of New Delhi. After his joining at IARI, New Delhi in 1984, he was associated with all the 7-8 floricultural courses being offered to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, apart from looking his mandated research programmes. He developed 30 gladiolus varieties which have high demand countrywide. He has in all some 500 publications including 6 books. Once he was Officer-in-Charge, Indo-Israel Project on Research and Development on Farms, IARI, New Delhi which confines to the protected cultivation of vegetables and flowers; and joined as a regular Project Coordinator of All India Coordinated Research Project on Floriculture of ICAR at Division of Floriculture and Landscaping, IARI, New Delhi, where he coordinated some 21 centres across 17 states. He served IARI for 40 years and retired as Project Coordinator cum Principal Scientist in May 2008. Only because of his highly significant contributions in the field of teaching and research, after his retirement he was inducted as adjunct Faculty of IARI in Floriculture. Dr. Sanyat Misra is a graduate from UAS, Bangalore; postgraduate from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar; and Ph.D. from Dr. YSP University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan (H.P.), and then after completing his Ph.D. degree served for 3 years as Research Associate at NBPGR, New Delhi and Shimla, and in 2004 joined as regular Scientist cum Assistant Professor (Floriculture) in the Department of Horticulture, Birsa Agricultural University, Kanke, Ranchi (Jharkhand). So far he has guided three M.Sc. students for their thesis work. He is a very active member of the horticulture faculty looking after research, teaching and extension. He has to his credit about 20 publications, two bulletins and three books of international repute.