Temperate fruits are valued for their attractiveness, taste, nutritional quality, and as a source of earning foreign exchange. Cultivation of temperate fruits is the mainstay of the economy of the hill farmers of the country, though their national productivity is far below the international level. One of the major factors behind the low productivity is use of low productivity cultivars, lack of quality planting materials, poor adoption of improved technologies of cultivation such as provision for adequate pollination, high density planting, insufficient infrastructure for input supply, different biotic and abiotic stresses like drought, low snow fall, insect-pests, diseases, etc. The book provides a sound knowledge on temperate fruit cultivation so as to achieve the goal of higher productivity with superior quality, particularly in a changing and challenging environment. This book has been planned keeping in view the challenges faced by the temperate fruit industry, and as per the syllabus approved by ICAR for undergraduate students. Besides dealing with the principles and cultivation practices of major temperate fruits, this book contains a model question bank, short notes, multiple choice questions, ‘match the columns’ and ‘true and false’statements. In addition to the students completing their undergraduate courses,the book will be a great help to the candidates preparing for the competitive examinations in the field. It will also serve the purpose of fruit growers and even postgraduate students due to its well fabricated content.
|Publishers||CBS Publishers & Distributors|
|Author||Sharma, RR/Krishna, Hare|
|Subject||Agriculture / Horticulture|
|About the Author||
RR Sharma is currently Principal Scientist, Division of Food Science and Postharvest Technology, Indian Agriculture Research Institute,New Delhi.He is associated with release of mango hybrids like Pusa Arunima, Pusa Surya, Pusa Lalima, Pusa Shresth, Pusa Pitamber, etc. and standardization of several fruit production and postharvest management technologies.He has published 50 research articles in international journals, 75 in national journals, and has written 12 books. He is recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Award of Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India; Education Award, MHRD, Govt of India.Dr Rajinder Prasad Award of ICAR; Dr RN Singh Award of IARI; and Himachal Shri Award.He has also served as International Mango Registrar for about 5 years. He is fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Science (NAAS), Horticultural Society of India and Bioved Research Society. He is on the editorial boards of 10 international journals including Scientia Horticulturae, International Journal of Fruit Science, American Journal of Plant Sciences, Journal of Food Processing and Technology and Stewart Postharvest Reviews, and chief editor of International Journal of Processing and Postharvest Technology.
Hare Krishna is currently Senior Scientist (Horticulture), ICAR-Central Institute for Arid Horticulture, Bikaner (Rajasthan). He graduated from the IAS, BHU, Varanasi, and completed MSc and PhD from ICAR-IARI,New Delhi.He has been instrumental behind the identification of ber variety ‘Thar Malti’and has been associated in identification of mulberry varieties ‘Thar Lohit’and ‘Thar Harit’. He has published research papers in 45 international and national journals of repute; authored 5 books and edited 2 books. He has developed guidelines for the conduct of DUS on Indian jujube (Ber) as nodal officer (nominated by PPV&FRA, New Delhi). He has been awarded ‘Certificate of excellence in reviewing’by Scientia Horticulturae and also serving as its editorial board member.