MULTAN : The business of cut-flowers is emerging as an industry and can help improve living standard of farmers, said Deputy Director Information Agriculture Naveed Asmat Kohloon. In a media interview Saturday, he said that there was immense demand of cut flowers in foreign countries and the production of flowers in Pakistan was on the rise. He urged farmers to cultivate flowers and improve their economic conditions. He proposed farmers to select fertile land where water, normal air and sunlight could be available easily.  Cultivate flowers in straight lines of three feet. Most cut-flowers are popular choices as gifts on special occasions, he added.

About cut-flowers, the deputy director said rose was the most popular cut-flower. Carnations, gerberas, and chrysanthemums were also in huge demand in the market. Tulips, gladioli, lilies, alstroemerias and anthuriums are also popular with flower lovers, he concluded. NNI