Marigold is a member of the Asteraceae family, and it is India's third most popular flower after roses and chrysanthemums.
Marigold is a high-value, labor-intensive crop that is grown on a small scale by the majority of farmers. Marigolds are grown as attractive blooms, landscaping plants, poultry feed, and a source of natural carotenoid pigments, among other things. One of the most significant ornamental plants, the marigold, is valued in landscape settings as well as cut flowers (Nau, 1997; Popovi, 2010; 2017; 2018). Marigold flowers are produced as an ornamental crop for their blossoms, which are offered in the market as loose flowers in bulk, specialty cut flowers, or garlands.
In several countries (Spain, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan), marigold is in high demand as a cut flower or as an extracted product. As a result, marigold exports will boost the economy (Luis et al., 2009). Water availability and produce quality are key concerns regarding irrigation of urban landscapes as a result of competition with a fast-rising population that necessitates large-scale production of high-quality crops with minimal input (Kjelgren et al., 2000).
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