Grow more chrysanthemum says HAU

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Hisar, Jan 11: The Haryana Agricultural University (HAU) has decided to provode advice and expertise to farmers, particularly those in the National Capital Region (NRC) on commericial farming of chrysanthemum.

As during the winter months other flowers are almost a non-entity, the farmers around Delhi could cash on chrysanthemum to meet the unmet demands of flowers for export and local marketin, HAU Vice Chancellor J C Katyal said here today after inaugurating thwe two-day Chrysanthemum Flower Show and Competition here today.

This flower blooms for about a month when most of the other flowers wither away in the extreme cold, he added. The university would help the farmers grow chrysanthemum varieties, he said.

There are now about 600 varieties of chrysanthemum in the world now and India is growing about 100 of these, he said. Colder the weather, healthier will be the flower, he said.

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