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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 1619-1633

Emerging Prospective of Floriculture Industry: Drying of Ornamental Plants and their Parts
Shailza*, Shalini Jhanji and H.S. Grewal
Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author

Dry flowers are economically important because fresh flowers are short lived and will retain only for few days or week while dry material will last indefinitely may be up to months or years. In this modern era, dry flowers and other plant parts such as pods, fruits, fruiting shoots, preserved leaves etc. has become the choice of many people in their lifestyles for interior decorations, bouquets, wall decors and in many other dry flower products. Dry flower industry is a major segment of floriculture industry and contributes 71% of total floriculture export. The demand of dry flowers is increasing day by day thus offering ample of job opportunities for thousands of unemployed man and women especially housewives. There are many techniques of drying such as air drying, press drying, embedded drying, microwave drying, preservation etc. which are used for drying of different flowers such as Zinnia, Carnation, Sweet William, Stock, Pansy, Freesia, Chrysanthemum, Marigold, Rose and foliage such as Ferns, Aspidistra, Eucalyptus etc. In this review the scattered information on flower drying and their value addition is being compiled which would be useful for further studies and would also helpful in entrepreneurship development in unemployed youths as well as in housewives and rural women for earning money through this creative occupation.

Keywords: Dry flowers, Drying techniques, Preservation

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Shailza, Shalini Jhanji and Grewal, H.S. 2018. Emerging Prospective of Floriculture Industry: Drying of Ornamental Plants and their Parts.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 1619-1633. doi:
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