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.