International flower show in Wayanad, January 1 to 15

All arrangements are in place for the seventh edition of ‘Poopoli,’ an international flower show and agri fest jointly organized by the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) and the Department of Agriculture Development and Farmers’ Welfare at Ambalavayal in Wayanad from January 1 to 15.

Forest Minister A.K. Saseendran will inaugurate the event at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The 15-day fiesta will showcase the potential of floriculture in the high range of Wayanad, besides fostering better collaboration among multi-stakeholders, including scientists, farmers, traders, and entrepreneurs in the sector, K. Ajith Kumar, Associate Director, Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS), Ambalavayal, told The Hindu.

Six varieties of Hybrid Lilium and five varieties of Gerbera imported from the Netherlands are the major cynosures of the fiesta, Dr. Ajithkumar said. As many as 34,800 bulbs of Lilium have been imported for the show, he added.


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