NEW DELHI: The work on floriculture and horticulture in the state of Tamil Nadu is highly commendation. The state carries out so-called hi-tech rose cultivation. Its stall, nicely exhibited in the Food and Technology expo at Pragati Maidan, gave a substantial glimpse of the condition of rose farming.
The state department of horticulture works in collaboration with National Horticulture Mission for the steady improvement of rose cultivation. Tamil Nadu is specialised in the production of hybrid rose species like Rosa and Rosaceae. The ideal climatic conditions and fertile soil present in the region also help in the development of rose plants.
The crop fields are prepared days before plantation. Rose growers plant common rootstock from November to February and then upper portion of rootstock is cut into instalments to separate the plants. The floriculture agency ensures that all important steps like pruning and disbudding are taken on time so that next crop can be sown. The roses developed in Tamil Nadu are sent many remote cities that yields good return to the growers.