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International Journal Of Horticulture, Agriculture And Food Science(IJHAF)

Status and Prospect of Gerbera Cultivation in Bangladesh

AZM Shafiullah Prodhan , Md. Nazirul Islam Sarker , Md. Shahidul Islam , Md. Arshad Ali

International Journal of Horticulture, Agriculture and Food science(IJHAF), Vol-1,Issue-1, May - June 2017, Pages 24-29,

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The present study is undertaken to explore importance, present status, research achievements, production techniques, post harvesting handling and the prospect of Gerbera flower in Bangladesh. It also described the constraints of Gerbera cultivation and recommendations for overcoming the constraints. The study is done based on content analysis. Gerbera flower has huge demand as cut flower in the whole country. Deficiency of mother stock and their high cost, cost of fertilizer and pesticides, absence of scientific knowledge & training, attack by pest & disease, absence of extension work came out as significant financial and technical issues of the plant farm owners while insufficient & not developed transportation & communication program, low rate, absence of industry details, unstructured industry are among significant industry related issues. On the other hand promotion intermediaries specified cost uncertainty, the absence of adequate industry details, lacking storage space facilities, unsold plant, insufficient shop-space, demand variation, strikes as their issues and constraints. Pertinent recommendations for assisting plant production and developing an improved promotion program in Bangladesh include a concentrated effort by government entities and non-government agencies to offer appropriate classes to farm owners and traders, to offer appropriate production assistance and storage space facility & to build nationwide permanent trading infrastructure.

Gerbera, Cultivation, marketing, prospect, technology

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