Orchids are widely considered to be the most highly evolved of all flowering plants. They are amongst the most beautiful flowers of the entire plant kingdom, combining exotic looks with a diverse set of characteristics. Orchid plants are capable of growing indoors and outdoors, and are no doubt unique difficult to grow successfully. Among flower crops, orchids play a key role in Indian floral economy as they share sizeable export. The vast area and the varied agro-climatic conditions of our country, ranging from tropical to temperate region make possible to grow all kinds of orchids.In this context, a need of simple book on recent advances in cultivation and management of orchid is highly demanded by students of Horticulture & Forestry and florists of India. Thus, this book is brought about mainly to fulfill the above requirement and is also the outcome of our teaching, research and field experiences of several years. Morphology, propagation methods, cultivation, breeding, post harvest management, diseases and insect pest management of orchids are described in details in Orchid Cultivation and Management.
1. Introduction to Orchid Flowers
2. Orchid Improvement
3. Production Technology Management
4. Post Harvest Management
5. Protection Technology