Some Important Facts About Marigold
In earlier days the cultivation of flowering plants was limited to landscape gardening and these were not grown as cash crop. Due to high margin of profit in flower cultivation now a days floriculture business is flourishing. Today, floriculture is sermonized as most remunerative profession with much higher potential returns per unit area than that of some other horticultural crops. There is an increasing demand of flowers all over the world. Flowers are placed their importance in our social system. Flowers are extensively used for decoration, making essential oils, perfumes and medicines, etc. In India, marigold ranks first among the loose flowers followed by chrysanthemum, jasmine, tuberose, crossandra and barleria. It is a common grown flower of India. It is very important flower, as it extensively used on religious and social function. Also it is used as trap crop. As it is short duration crop with low investment, it becomes popular crop of India. Marigold flowers are attractive in shape and color.
No annual is more cheerful or easier to grow than marigolds. These flowers are the spendthrifts among annuals, bringing a wealth of gold, copper, and brass into our summer and autumn gardens. The flower’s popularity probably derives in part from its ability to bloom brightly all summer long. Marigolds may have daisy-like or carnation-like flowerheads that are produced singly or in clusters. Although there are some 50 species, most marigolds we know come from just three: Tagetes erecta are the tallest and most upright, at three to five feet. They are sometimes known as African, or American, marigolds. They thrive under hot, dry conditions. Bushy T. patula, or French marigolds, are somewhat smaller and more compact. They are often wider than they are tall. Elegant and eye-catching, they have relatively demure flowers and usually grow from 6 inches to 2 feet tall. The dainty T. tenuifolia are the signet, or rock-garden, marigolds that like hot, dry sites and make a wonderful edging. Their flowers are edible.
Marigold flowers are rich source of carotenoids and being grown on commercial scale for extracting these carotenoi.. Flower petals contain xanthophylls which are major carotenoids fractions and lutein forms 80-90 percent of the total xanthophyll content. Carotenoids are the major source of pigment for poultry feed used for intensification of colour of egg yolk and boiler skin. It has been reported that dietary carotenoi. are the agents for prevention and treatment of several illne. such as concerned photosensitivity diseases. The purified extract of marigold petals, containing lutein dipalmitate has been marked as an ophthalmologic agent under the name. AdaptionarThey also protect the eye from long term damage by light which can lead to a progressive condition known as age related macular degeneration . Some of the carotenoids have been in the market for more than 20 years and are used extensively in food coburing. Marigold petals have anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can be utilized for the production of creams.Marigold species especially T. minute oil is the most valuable and precious for using in high grade perfumes and cosmetics. Marigold leaves and flowers posse. a good insect repelling properties It has juvenile hormonal and insect repellent activities against flies, ants and mosquitoes. Therefore, marigold oil is being used on commercial scale for formulation of insect repellent. Tagetes sop. have been reported by numerous researcher’s to provide a method for protecting crop plants from damage caused by various nematode. and insect pest.
The cultivation of flowers has now become popular in many states in India due to fast changing of social scenario. Marigold is cultivated all over in India. Marigold flowers are used to make garlands and also used to decorate the religious places. Yellow dye has also been extracted from the flower. Pigments of the Marigold are used for the colorings. Marigold such is most important commercial crop and HPM’s Aasra make the crop more potent. It is a unique new generation worldwide spray booster and activator which make the agrochemicals such as Insecticide, Fungicide, Herbicide, Plant Growth Regulator, Fertilizer and Micronutrient perform better.Aasra solution spreads quickly, and provides enhanced spreading of agrochemicals on the leaf surfaces and leads to better spray coverage, which improves the efficacy of the agrochemical used. It is when added to spray water tank lowers the tension of spray water on leaf surface, which promotes the better spreading and penetration of Agro product. It is compatible with most agrochemical formulations and can be used on a wide variety of crops. It has improved deposition of the agro product which enhances its coverage and retention on foliage. It ensures the solution doesn’t wash off even after immediate rain. Aasra is designed in such a way that it ensures proper wetting of leaf surface, which makes the pesticide or agro product uptake and absorption rapidly by the plant. It ensures the proper penetration of the agrochemical product into the plant by reducing the droplet sizes of the spray.
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