Opportunities in Floriculture Under Polyhouse (10/29/2014)  Back
2:32
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Hello Everyone. Welcome to Live Chat Event. Send your questions from 3.30 pm onward.
Tuesday October 29, 2013 2:32 Vijaykumar Thorat
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[Comment From nilesh vasekarnilesh vasekar: ] 
wht r new trends in polyhouse farming?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 3:29 nilesh vasekar
3:31
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Their is trend for new crops like Orchid & Chrysanthemum under polyhouse. This is because these are high value crops.
Tuesday October 29, 2013 3:31 Vijaykumar Thorat
3:34
[Comment From Harish, MysoreHarish, Mysore: ] 
Name top three cut-flowers for which their is consistent demand & no market risk?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 3:34 Harish, Mysore
3:37
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Carnation, Orchid followed by Gerbera & Roses. Their is consistent demand for carnation because its production comes in flushes hence their no flood in market. In carnation we can play with market as we can manage planting dates.
Tuesday October 29, 2013 3:37 Vijaykumar Thorat
3:39
[Comment From nilesh vasekarnilesh vasekar: ] 
sir, which crop are more profitable .? amongst present crops ie gerbera, rose,carnation,capsicum,,,can u share thoughts on profitability
Tuesday October 29, 2013 3:39 nilesh vasekar
3:40
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Among all cut flowers Carnation is more profitable followed by Gerbera & Roses. From one acre Carnation we can easily earn min. Rs. 6 lacs as net profit per year
Tuesday October 29, 2013 3:40 Vijaykumar Thorat
3:40
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
What is the scope of export in floriculture farming?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 3:40 Guest
3:45
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Their is a scope for particular crops like Roses, Anthurium & Carnartion. We can not export Gerbera because it is harvested at full bloom stage. Roses & Carnetion r harvested at bud stage which helps to increase vase life upto final destination. Also it we can put more flowers per box, it reduces freight charges.
Tuesday October 29, 2013 3:45 Vijaykumar Thorat
3:46
[Comment From nilesh vasekarnilesh vasekar: ] 
wht r common failures /mistakes growers do? so one can avoid them
Tuesday October 29, 2013 3:46 nilesh vasekar
3:50
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
1. No timely management as they consider this crops as like cultivation in open filed. 2. They dont do analysis of basic soil & water quality 3. Improper operations in greenhouse 4. More dependency on wholesallers
Tuesday October 29, 2013 3:50 Vijaykumar Thorat
3:50
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
How can floriculture farming be made cost efficient? Prerana,Pune
Tuesday October 29, 2013 3:50 Guest
3:52
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Timely management of greenhouse operations, pest disease management, & fertigation
Tuesday October 29, 2013 3:52 Vijaykumar Thorat
3:52
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
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Tuesday October 29, 2013 3:52 Vijaykumar Thorat
3:55
[Comment From nilesh vasekarnilesh vasekar: ] 
whts option available to avoid dependency on whole sellers? rowers should sale by other channels?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 3:55 nilesh vasekar
3:57
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
1. Growers can directly tie up with retailers. 2. Timely follow up with wholesellers for market prices can minimize the risk of cheating.
Tuesday October 29, 2013 3:57 Vijaykumar Thorat
3:57
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
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Tuesday October 29, 2013 3:57 Vijaykumar Thorat
3:59
[Comment From nilesh vasekarnilesh vasekar: ] 
Is foliar nutrition useful in polyhouse?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 3:59 nilesh vasekar
4:01
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Yes. We can use foliar fertilizers uotp 30 % of the total requirement.
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:01 Vijaykumar Thorat
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[Comment From nilesh vasekarnilesh vasekar: ] 
what r Gerbera nutritional/ fertiagation requirements?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:01 nilesh vasekar
4:02
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
During vegetative growth npk ratio should be 1:1:1 & for flowering it should be 2:1:4
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:02 Vijaykumar Thorat
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Vijaykumar Thorat: 
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Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:03 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:04
[Comment From nilesh vasekarnilesh vasekar: ] 
does Gerbera suffer from any micro nutrient deficiencies?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:04 nilesh vasekar
4:05
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Yes. Their may be deficiency of Micro nutrients like Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu & Mo
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:05 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:06
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
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Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:06 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:07
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
which are the popular diseases to which gerbera and carnation are vulnerable? shobha, pune
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:07 Guest
4:08
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Root rot, Crown Rot, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, & Bacterial blight
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:08 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:08
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
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Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:08 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:10
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
in what ways does government promote floriculture? pranali, sapatane
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:10 Guest
4:11
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Govt provides subsidy 25 % of total Project cost from NHB.
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:11 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:12
[Comment From nilesh vasekarnilesh vasekar: ] 
do u have success stories documented for polyhouse crops? or an ideal and cooperative farmers for learning the polyhouse farming
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:12 nilesh vasekar
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Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Their are many such success stories. U need to visit them before starting ur project.
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:13 Vijaykumar Thorat
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Vijaykumar Thorat: 
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Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:14 Vijaykumar Thorat
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[Comment From M.Rama Mohan Rao, Hyderabad:M.Rama Mohan Rao, Hyderabad:: ] 
Hello, Do you also give training on Green house technology to aspiring entrepreneurs? If so where , at what periodicity and at what cost?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:16 M.Rama Mohan Rao, Hyderabad:
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Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Their Govt Horticulture Training centre at Talegaon, Pune Maharashtra. U may visit their website www.htcindia.org for details
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:20 Vijaykumar Thorat
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[Comment From Mahesh Gurav:Mahesh Gurav:: ] 
Sir, Hello! Which is the next crop U feel more beneficial than Gerbera, Carnation, Orchid? Any suggestion?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:21 Mahesh Gurav:
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Vijaykumar Thorat: 
No. These r only crops currently economically viable but top priority is for Orchid.
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:22 Vijaykumar Thorat
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[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Sir, which crop will B next to Gerbera, Carnation? We need something new crop? Kindly suggest.
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:23 Guest
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Vijaykumar Thorat: 
U can go for Orchid & Chrysanthemum
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:23 Vijaykumar Thorat
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[Comment From nilesh vasekarnilesh vasekar: ] 
which crop has consitant profitability?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:24 nilesh vasekar
4:26
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Their is seasonal fluctuation for every crop. But we can get average price which will make our project profitable
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:26 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:26
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
U can send me email on support@downloadprojectreport.com
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:26 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:27
[Comment From nilesh vasekarnilesh vasekar: ] 
will u let us know u r contact details?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:27 nilesh vasekar
4:35
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Is ORchid cultivation will b profitable?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:35 Guest
4:37
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Yes. However it mainly depends on climatic conditions of that particular area. It should be hot & humid
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:37 Vijaykumar Thorat
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[Comment From Avinash, TalawadeAvinash, Talawade: ] 
What is the amount of investment required for the setup?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:37 Avinash, Talawade
4:39
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
For one 1000 sq m (10 gunthas) investment will be 10-12 lacs rs.
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:39 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:39
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Sir, we r suffering from Mite infection, is their any new product for the mites? Mahesh, Sangli
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:39 Guest
4:40
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
For mite their is new plant harmone base product called Gomite.
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:40 Vijaykumar Thorat
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[Comment From Sachin, PimpriSachin, Pimpri: ] 
Does cut flowers like Rose,Gerbera have a steady domestic buyer market (not considering the overseas ) ?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:40 Sachin, Pimpri
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Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Its market is seasonal. First season-From Nov to Feb & another is from April to June
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:41 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:42
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Where we can get the cuttings for Chrysanthemum?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:42 Guest
4:42
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
In maharashtra the companies like KF bioplants & Rise & shine provides these cuttings
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:42 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:43
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
which are the leading companies that produce cutflower seedlings? varsha, mumbai
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:43 Guest
4:44
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Companies like KF bioplants, Rise & Shine, Spick biotech &
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:44 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:44
[Comment From Sonali, PuneSonali, Pune: ] 
What is Floriculture Potential and viability under Protected Cultivation ?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:44 Sonali, Pune
4:46
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
From one acre polyhose u can earn rs. 50,000/- as a net profit per month.
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:46 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:46
[Comment From nilesh vasekarnilesh vasekar: ] 
role of Plant growth regulators in Gerbera?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:46 nilesh vasekar
4:47
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Plant growth regulators can definitely helps to increase the number of flowers but its use should not be on regular basis.
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:47 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:47
[Comment From Abhijit JoshiAbhijit Joshi: ] 
Sir, What is your opinion about hydroponics in floriculture?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:47 Abhijit Joshi
4:48
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
This technology is successful but requires timely management & trained people
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:48 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:49
[Comment From Bala - ChennaiBala - Chennai: ] 
What is preferred temperature for Floriculture? Will it be successful when temp ranges 32 to 40 degree?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:49 Bala - Chennai
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Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Ideal temperature range should be 15 to 30 degree celsius. But their r successful projects at temperature upto 45 degree celsius
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:50 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:51
[Comment From Bala - ChennaiBala - Chennai: ] 
Can you share the BEP (break even point) model for one acre cultivation? amount of investment for one acre and return in years considering and not considering Government subsidiary
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:51 Bala - Chennai
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Vijaykumar Thorat: 
BEP is for two years without considering subsidy. For one acre investment will be Rs. 45 to 50 lacs.
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:52 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:53
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Can Gomite is useful for Organic farming? Sachin, Alibaug.
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:53 Guest
4:53
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Yes. It can be used.
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:53 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:54
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
what are the modern developments in the field of plant pathology?rohan,satara
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:54 Guest
4:55
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Yes. It can be used.
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:55 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:56
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Sir, Where we can get the Gomite? Contact number please?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:56 Guest
4:56
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Lot of new molecules r coming in the market. but again problem is with resistant development.
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:56 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:57
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Send me email on bhoomicare@gmail.com for contact details to get Gomite
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:57 Vijaykumar Thorat
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[Comment From Sachin, PimpriSachin, Pimpri: ] 
What kind of Soil fertilisation needed for Floriculture under polyhouse
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:57 Sachin, Pimpri
4:59
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Soil requirement for greehouse- PH- 5.5 to 6.5 Ec - less than one. After plantation their is specific crop fertigation schedule.
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:59 Vijaykumar Thorat
4:59
[Comment From Abhijit JoshiAbhijit Joshi: ] 
Sir, Can you suggest us some basic changes in GH structure, considering Indian climatic conditions?
Tuesday October 29, 2013 4:59 Abhijit Joshi
5:00
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
Yes. We can use new concept called Shadow hall which will help to reduce temperature by 3 degree celsius
Tuesday October 29, 2013 5:00 Vijaykumar Thorat
5:02
Vijaykumar Thorat: 
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Tuesday October 29, 2013 5:02 Vijaykumar Thorat