Roses are most beautiful popular flowering plants grown almost throughtout the world. Remarkable work has been carried out on this romantic flower and much has been said and written about it. The changes in fashion in our appreciation and use of rose are mirrored in the numerous journals and books that have been written about it through the centuries. The development of rose is the result of the patient work of the hybridists, scientists and rosarians all over the world.
This publication is planned in 26 chapters to review, illustrate, streamline and highlight the achievements on roses. It is a comprehensive and up-to-date scientific document on all practical aspects of rose growing-soil and climate, layout, planting, management, propagation, puring, nutrition, irrigation, mulching, weed control, pot culture, green house culitvation, insect pests and diseases. It has emphasised the scope and importance, and also traced the history of early days with roses. Classification of roses is enumerated giving details of wild and natural species and their varieties. There are fascinating chapters on intellectual property rights, breeding, biotechnology, tissue culture and allied products. Interesting and elaborate chapters are written on growth regulating chemicals, post-harvest technology, rose breeders of the world and rose breeders of India. Description of innumerable number of exotic varieties and the varieties evolved in India is provided; and books on roses are enlisted.
This publication will be of immense value to the scientists, teachers, students, planners, professionals and amateur rose growers, traders, commercial entrepreneurs in floriculture and exporters."