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Ornamental Horticulture: Economic Importance, Current Scenario and Future Prospects

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Etiology and Integrated Management of Economically Important Fungal Diseases of Ornamental Palms

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Ornamental horticulture comprises production of cut flowers, potted plants and cut foliage crops, which is highly competitive on account of advances in infrastructure availability, improved varieties development, postharvest handling and marketing options. With rise in production costs, floriculture production is shifting from the three most important global producers, The Netherlands, USA and Japan to some Latin American, African and Asian countries, where growing conditions are favorable and resources are cheaper. Among ornamental plant production for landscape and interioscapes, ornamental palm production is a high demanding segment, which has high value all over the world. In this chapter, ornamental palm types, economic importance, and future prospects are described along with their basic characteristics and growing requirements.

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Ahmad, I., Saeed, H.AuR., Khan, M.A.S. (2020). Ornamental Horticulture: Economic Importance, Current Scenario and Future Prospects. In: Ul Haq, I., Ijaz, S. (eds) Etiology and Integrated Management of Economically Important Fungal Diseases of Ornamental Palms. Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection, vol 16. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-56330-1_1

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