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Flowers have been considered as the symbol of grace and elegance and a feast for our eyes. Flowers have always remained an integral part of social fabric of human life. They are used on all religious festival occasions. Flowers are given as a birthday presents, wedding gifts or while meeting sick people and even at funerals. Floriculture is the aesthetic branch of horticulture which deals not only with cultivation of ornamentals, annuals, biennials, and perennial plants including potted ones but also their marketing. This also includes marketing for local, distant markets and export of cut flowers, live plants and their economic products like scents, oils and medicines, etc. Floriculture is expanding very fast as an industry world over. Floriculture has become a very popular commercial activity during last decade of the outgoing millennium. he economic importance of ornamentals has been increasing in many countries, and international demand has rapidly expanded. Cut flowers represent the largest segment of the industry followed by flowering pot plants, tree and nursery crops, flower bulbs, and other propagation material. Worldwide trends in floriculture are rapidly changing. Excess greenhouse capacity has developed in the Netherlands following reduced demand for Dutch cut flowers. The trend away from cut flower production has resulted in a shift to flowering pot plants.

This volume ‘Floriculture and Landscaping’ aims to present the latest trends and overview of the floriculture industry and reviews the product, production process, market segmentation and peculiar characteristics of floriculture. Overview of Regulations, code of conduct and Standards in Floriculture is presented along with health and environmental hazards.