A research team from the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) has for the first time succeeded in growing Gladiolus plant in a greenhouse.
The effort was part of intensive research on a number of cut flowers with the objective to improve the techniques of local production as also to cut import of the flowers from abroad.
The project to introduce cut followers as a new agricultural crop has already commenced and planting of cut flowers on a bigger scale would help boost the agricultural sector.
At present, vegetables dominate production in greenhouses in the Sultanate of Oman and inclusion of cut flowers in the list of agricultural crops would, besides bringing variety, boost income in the agricultural sector.
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