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The present study identifies the information needs of floriculturists in the Kalimpong district. The survey method was conducted with the interview schedule to collect the data from 140 nurseries and 336 floriculturists. The study finds that a floriculturist needs information in both print and electronic form monthly. The internet and discussion among the floriculturists are the significant sources of information. The library, government offices, and research institute visits are very minimal. Floriculturists of Kalimpong use organic manure but also use chemical pesticides to protect the flowers and plants from the pests. The use of heavy chemical pesticides affects the environmental balance, the health of human beings, and the degradation in the quality of products for foreign supply. There is a need for the information literacy program on the use of organic pest control and to avoid chemical pesticides for the benefit of quality management, human being, and the environment.