Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Last commentsmore »

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »

"Exotic flower cultivation could blossom in Bangladesh"

Bangladesh currently spends a lot of money importing in-demand flowers that do not grow in the wild naturally, such as Dianthus, Aster, and Matthiola.

But now Metal Agro Limited has come forward with a plan to encourage local farmers to grow such exotic flowers alongside native types.

“Bangladesh is a very potent market for flowers, but lacks variety,” Metal Agro’s Senior General Manager, Afzal Hussain, said. “We are aiming to bring exotic breeds into the mix.”

The company began its program on April 3 by organizing a field exhibition at its farm at Kauapukur village in Debiganj upazila of Panchagarh district.

“The potential of commercial floriculture in this northern region of Bangladesh is very high as the winter season lasts long here compared to other parts of the country,” Heidi Wernett, a US floriculture business development consultant currently working with Metal Agro, said.

“I believe Bangladesh will play a leading role in floriculture and export flowers after meeting the ever-growing local demand.”

Wernett hopes commercial floriculture will become a prominent industry in the next five years, with Metal Agro working to expand the market for flowers in and outside Bangladesh.

Read more at the Dhaka Tribune (Sazzadur Rahman Sazzad)

Publication date: 4/9/2018



Other news in this sector:

5/17/2018 Approaches for the analysis of 3D CT images of plant roots
5/16/2018 US: Controlling lavender ‘Phenomenal’ flower stalk growth
5/15/2018 Ins and outs of Magnesium in plant cultivation
5/14/2018 Pot plants: controlling growth through climate strategy
5/11/2018 Why plants are so sensitive to gravity: the lowdown
5/10/2018 Configure on lobelia cardinalis
5/9/2018 Supplementation for grow op success
5/9/2018 "Learning how to empower plants"
5/8/2018 These MBAs just launched an urban farming startup in Hong Kong
4/27/2018 India: Anantapur farmers smell profits from floriculture
4/24/2018 Water alkalinity and pH in regards to water quality
4/19/2018 Finding the best LED light recipe for your crop
4/19/2018 Vapor pressure deficit in the greenhouse
4/16/2018 Greencare steps at the Dümmen Orange farm in Ethiopia
4/13/2018 China wants to put flowers on the moon
4/6/2018 NL: A look inside the Champions League of sustainable production
4/6/2018 NL: "We benefit from high quality groundwater"
4/4/2018 US (CA): The Snowball Viburnum season is open
4/3/2018 NL: Annual Spring Trials bring together growers and retailers
3/23/2018 NL: Lily cultivation keeps innovating primarily with colour combinations


Leave a comment: (max. 500 characters)

  1. All comments which are not related to the article contents will be removed.
  2. All comments with non-related commercial content, will be removed.
  3. All comments with offensive language, will be removed.

  Display email address

  new code