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Floriculture Sustainability Initiative: The Dawn of New Era

  • Muneeb Ahmad Wani
  • Imtiyaz Tahir Nazki
  • Ambreena Din
  • Shameen Iqbal
  • Sartaj A. Wani
  • F. U. Khan
  • Neelofar
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Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 27)

Abstract

Floriculture is a subdiscipline of horticultural sciences, concerning with growing, handling, maintaining and marketing of ornamentals, growing at the neck breaking speed, reflecting the dynamics of this business globally. In Europe 60,000 hectares contribute about worlds half flower production while per capita consumption of live plants and cut flowers is maximum in Norway, Switzerland, Germany followed by other countries mainly from EU. In 2013, global total floriculture exports amounted to USD 20.6 billion as against USD 21.1 billion in 2011. With a combination of locally produced flowers and imported flowers, the Netherlands is a dominant central market for global cut flower trade. Sustainability of floriculture is aiming to reduce environmental degradation, maintaining productivity, promoting economic viability, conserving resources and energy, and maintaining stable communities and quality of life. The sustainable practices include INM (Integrated Nutrient Management), IPM (Integrated Pest Management), crop rotation, efficient utilisation of water, and use of energy efficient lightening systems LED’s (Light Emitting Diodes).

Keywords

Bio-fertilizers Energy Floriculture Flowers INM Nutrients Sustainability 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Authors wish to express heartiest approbations to those researchers/scientists/organisations, whose findings are being inculcated in this manuscript, this is an attempt to pay tribute to all those who work relentlessly, to help the farmers/Growers directly or indirectly. Authors tried to frame out the influences of INM, particularly on Asian farming with special reference to Floricultural crops.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muneeb Ahmad Wani
    • 1
  • Imtiyaz Tahir Nazki
    • 1
  • Ambreena Din
    • 1
  • Shameen Iqbal
    • 1
  • Sartaj A. Wani
    • 2
  • F. U. Khan
    • 1
  • Neelofar
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Faculty of HorticultureSher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of KashmirSrinagarIndia
  2. 2.Division of Soil Science, Faculty of HorticultureSher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of KashmirSrinagarIndia

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