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Floriculture

By Priyanka Thakur
[ Principal Floriculturist | Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry ]




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What is Floriculture?


There are many nuances of a Career in Floriculture. Understanding Why one wants to choose a Career in Floriculture is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into Floriculture. It is best to learn about Floriculture from a real professional, this is akin to getting it from the horse's mouth.

Priyanka Thakur has 17 years of professional experience in Floriculture. According to Priyanka Thakur, Floriculture is:

Floriculture or flower farming is a discipline of horticulture concerned with the cultivation of flowering and ornamental plants for gardens and for floristry, comprising the floral industry. The development, via plant breeding, of new varieties is a major occupation of floriculturists.





How Priyanka Thakur got into Floriculture?


After doing my B Sc in Horticulture and M Sc in Floriculture & Landscape, I did my PhD in Floriculture & Landscape from Dr. Y S Parmar University. I am working as a Principal Floriculturist at Dr. Y S Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry.





Priyanka Thakur's Talk on Floriculture



Starts with what is:
     1) Floriculture  

Next, it covers Education. It was a welcome change to see the Talk touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Floriculture, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Floriculture. It defines Education in terms of following items for Floriculture:
     2) Botany  
     3) Commercial Crops  
     4) Soil  
     5) Nutrition  
     6) Urban Gardening  
     7) Value Added Products  

Then, the Talk focuses on the most important component that is Skills. 90% success in Floriculture depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these. Here is a list of Skills required for Floriculture:
     8) Creativity  
     9) Designing  
     10) Dry & Fresh Flower Arrangement  
     11) Nursery Management  
     12) Propagation of Crops  

There are great positives of Floriculture. These are the Positives of Floriculture:
     13) Intensive Cultivation  
     14) Diverse Opportunities  
     15) Growth  
     16) Connection with Nature  

After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of Floriculture:
     17) Climate  
     18) Lack of Skill & Knowledge  
     19) Infrastructure  

In the final section of the Talk, Priyanka Thakur talks about How a day goes in a Career in:
     20) Floriculture  




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(Floriculture, Priyanka Thakur, Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Floriculture, Flowers, Horticulture, Flower Cultivation, Gardens, Plants)





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