Monday, January 21, 2013


                       INDOOR PLANT CULTURE DISPLAY

The III B.Sc Botany students of Andhra Loyola College  displayed 40 different types Indoor plant Horticulture Models in front of the College main gate to give awareness on new methods in the propagation of plants.

Horticulture is the sciencetechnology, and business involved in intensive plant cultivation for human use. It is practiced from the individual level in a garden up to the activities of a multinational corporation. It is very diverse in its activities, incorporating plants for food (fruitsvegetablesmushrooms, culinary herbs) and non-food crops (flowerstrees and shrubs, turf-grass, hops, medicinal herbs). It also includes related services in plant conservation, landscape restoration, landscape and garden design/construction/maintenance, 

Horticulturists apply the knowledge, skills, and technologies used to grow intensively produced plants for human food and non-food uses and for personal or social needs. Their work involves plant propagation and cultivation with the aim of improving plant growth, yields, quality, nutritional value, and resistance to insects, diseases, and environmental stresses. They work as gardeners, growers, therapists, designers, and technical advisors in the food and non-food sectors of horticulture.

Horticulturists can work in industry, government or educational institutions or private collections. They can be cropping systems engineers, wholesale or retail business managers, propagators and tissue culture specialists (fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, and turf), crop inspectors, crop production advisers, extension specialists, plant breeders, research scientists, and teachers.

 The students explained the significance and cultivation of Bonsai, Hanging gardens, Terrarium and Kitchen garden models. Rev. Fr. Principal, Vice-Principal visited the models.