The book is a comprehensive and need oriented volume encompassing the latest and balanced information about various aspects of fruit culture (tropical & subtropical). Following is a sampling of topics covered. Introductory on Fruit Industry deals briefly with production statistics, social, nutritive and industrial relevance and importance of fruit production. Second provides a complete overview of all principles and practices associated with Orchard planning, Layout and Management in a very abridged manner. The third on Classification of fruit crops includes botanical, horticultural and environmental grouping in a very precise but meaningful manner. Following s give a detailed account on different aspects including origin, distribution, botany & varieties, classification, climate & soil requirements, propagation, cultivation methods, flowering, harvesting, post harvest methods and crop protection of different fruit crops coming under each group such as tropical, subtropical and arid & semi-arid fruits. IV is on tropical fruits - Banana, Guava, Mangosteen, Papaya Pineapple and Sapota. V is on ten major subtropical fruits Avocado, Citrus, Grapes, Litchi, Loquat, Mango, Olive, Passion fruit, Persimmon and Pomegranate. VI contains details of eight major arid & semi-arid fruit crops namely, Aonla, Ber, Custard apple, Date, Fig, Jack, Jamun and Phalsa. Apart from these major fruit crops, VII gives a brief but comprehensive account on a large number of under and un - exploited fruit crops of tropical and subtropical parts of the world. This gives details of well-known minor fruits and a list of other very less known fruit species, which can be made the subject of detailed study for further utilization and information generation. Information provided in this compilation will be of use to students, teachers, scientists, extension workers, orchardists and others interested in fruit culture.
Fruit Crops: Diagnosis and Management of Nutrient Constraints is the first and only resource to holistically relate fruits as a nutritional source for human health to the state-of-the-art methodologies currently used to diagnose and manage nutritional constraints placed on those fruits. This book explores a variety of advanced management techniques, including open field hydroponic, fertigation/bio-fertigation, the use of nano-fertilizers, sensors-based nutrient management, climate- smart integrated soil fertility management, inoculation with microbial consortium, and endophytes backed up by ecophysiology of fruit crops. These intricate issues are effectively presented, including real-world applications and future insights. Presents the latest research, including issues with commercial application Details comprehensive insights into the diagnosis and management of nutrient constraints Includes contributions by world renowned researchers, providing global perspectives and experience
A completely revised edition of this highly regarded book gives a systematic account of fruit and hop pests—their recognition, biology, and control. The pests are considered in their natural sequence of less advanced to more advanced forms, including a description of each, its life history, plants affected and damage caused. Families of pests are arranged according to generally accepted systematic systems, species appear under scientific names and show common names. Detailed general and scientific indexes allow cross-referencing between fruit and pest.
|Author||: Aurelio Ciancio,K.G. Mukerji|
|Publisher||: Springer Science & Business Media|
|Release Date||: 2009-03-15|
|ISBN 10||: 1402098588|
|Pages||: 346 pages|
This series originated during a visit of prof. K. G. Mukerji to the CNR Plant Protection Institute at Bari, Italy, in November 2005. Both editors convened to produce a series of five volumes focusing, in a multi-disciplinary approach, on recent advances and achievements in the practice of crop protection and integrated pest and disease management. This fourth Volume deals with management of nematodes parasitic of tree crops, and includes a section on tropical fruit crops and commodities, as well as a second section on tree crops from more temperate areas. The latter also includes a chapter updating the current knowledge about the pine wood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus. Volume 4 flanks Volume 2 of this IMPD series, which focused on management of vegetable and grain crops nematodes. Nematodes are a very successful, diversified and specialised animal group, present in nature in any ecological niche. Among nematode species, only a reduced number feeds on plants, of which a few species cause severe economic impacts on crop productions. Plant parasitic nematodes represent an important concern for a broad range of agricultural productions and systems, worldwide. This statement explains the attention devoted in last decades to nematodes, and the research and technical efforts invested for their control.
|Publisher||: IICA Biblioteca Venezuela|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
David Alford provides in this new book an authoritative illustrated account of fruit, hop and nut pests in temperate and subtropical climates. Pests of Fruit Crops focuses on insects and mites affecting pome fruits, stone fruits, cane fruits and strawberries, bush fruits, hops, vines, citrus fruits, nuts, figs, olives and more. The pests are considered in their natural sequence of less advanced to more advanced forms, including a description of each, its life history, plants affected and damage caused, Families of pests are arranged according to generally accepted classification systems, species appear under scientific names; common names are also cited. Detailed indexes allow cross-referencing between pests and their host plants. Illustrated by over 1,150 color photographs, Pests of Fruit Crops is an invaluable reference source for professional, academic and lay readers - growers, extension workers, consultants, scientists, students and private gardeners.
|Author||: Bruce Schaffer,Peter C. Andersen|
|Publisher||: CRC Press|
|Release Date||: 1994-08-19|
|ISBN 10||: 9780849301797|
|Pages||: 320 pages|
This exciting handbook is devoted solely to the effects of environmental variables on the physiology of the world's major fruit and nut crops. Its cosmopolitan scope includes chapters on tropical and sub-tropical species written by scientists from several continents. The influence of environmental factors, such as irradiance, temperature, water and salinity on plant physiology and on vegetative and reproductive growth, is comprehensively discussed for each crop. In addition to being a thorough textbook, the organization of this volume makes it an excellent reference tool. Each chapter focuses on a single crop, or a group of genetically or horticulturally related crop, and is appropriately divided into subsections that address individual environmental factors. Some chapters emphasize whole-plant physiology and plant growth and development, while other chapters feature theoretical aspects of plant physiology. Several chapters provide botanical background discussions to enhance understanding of the crop's response to its environment.
"Taxonomists dealing with fruit crops have rated systematic pomology as an advanced horticultural subject and takes into consideration the basic aspects of taxonomy i.e. identification, naming of fruit plant species and varieties, besides, placements or logical classification of each fruit type under specific units of classification. For sound horticultural systematic knowledge primarily those of taxonomy, morphology, genetics, cytology and plant breeding is essential. For good reading material it is essential for systematic pomologists to use information of the associated sciences with appropriate explanations and applications. The present work provides elementary knowledge to the students who have started studying systematic pomology and covers: Introduction (three sub-heads) presents the more academic elements of taxonomy related to the theories, hypothesis, basic principles pre-requisite of systematics which are required for a minimum working knowledge of systematic pomology. The detail regarding general origin and distribution, flower and fruit structure is given so that students with this background knowledge are in a position to cope with problems related both to varietal descriptions and testing. Significance of systematic pomology to varietal improvement, new variety sources and methods of synthesis are detailed. The section 1-4 comprises of systematic enumeration of 58 fruits, discussed under the heads of tropical and subtropical, small fruits, nut fruits and temperate fruits. Each crop covers in detail the historical background, origin, distribution and uses, pomological traits of fruit, important species and cultivars and line drawings of flowers and fruits structures. List of cultivars is restricted to popular cultivars as the cultivation status is ever changing. The glossary and annexures are designed with thrust on clarity and brevity. The annexures provide detailed information of fruit crops, fruit types, genera, species and tribes, their number and status in fruit crop families. Botanical terms chart provides morphological description of leaf, floral structure and form, inflorescence root and rootstock for easily understanding by the readers."
Annotation. Comprehensive information on diseases of the most important tropical fruit cropsChapters are devoted to a single or, in some cases, a related group of host plantsThe history, distribution, importance, symptoms, aetiology, epidemiology and management of diseases of each crop are described in detailThis book offers a comprehensive review of diseases of important tropical and some subtropical fruit crops. The history, distribution, importance, etiology, epidemiology and control of diseases of each host crop are covered, along with brief summaries on the taxonomy, origins and characteristics of each host. Additional information is given on the biology and pathology of the causal agents and on new advances that change or otherwise enhance our understanding of the nature and cause of these diseases. Plant pathologists, plantation and nursery managers, lecturers and those who are involved in tropical agriculture and horticulture will find this an essential reference.
|Publisher||: IICA Biblioteca Venezuela|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
Comprehensive coverage of important diseases affecting the broad range of fruit crops grown in Australia.
|Publisher||: IICA Biblioteca Venezuela|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
|Author||: K.V. Peter|
|Publisher||: New India Publishing|
|Release Date||: 2008-01-15|
|ISBN 10||: 9788189422905|
|Pages||: 442 pages|
There Is Global Concern On Shrinking Food Base Depending On A Meager Three Crops-Wheat, Rice And Maize-.New Crops Are To Be Encouraged To Fit Into The Changing Food Habits, Life Styles And Above All Climate Change. Underutilized Horticultural Crops Are Getting Attention World Around. The High Impact Journal Hortscience Reviewed Vol. Ii Underutilized And Underexploited Horticultural Crops And Reported Its Global Value. The Series Projects The Nutritional Values, Ecological Compatibility, Fitness To Ecological Niches And Above All Optimum Uses Of Natural Resources Like Water, Energy, Space And Time. Volume 4 Deals With Edible Plant Foods In Africa, African Leafy Vegetables, Amaranths, Chilies, Annual Drumstick, Clove Bean, Cluster Bean, Curry Leaf, Ivy Gourd, Snap Melon, Sweet Gourd, Teasles Gourd, Tree Borne Vegetables, Fruits Of North Eastern Region, Dragon Fruit, Wood Apple, Strobilanthes, Seed Spices, Yam Bean And Trees For Energy. Twenty Chapters In The 4Th Volume Are Compiled By The Eminent Scientists In The Respective Crops. The Volume 4 Envisages A World Free From Hunger And Under Nutrition And Full Of Health And Wellness.
With special reference to India.
This book fully integrates the conventional and biotechnological approaches to fruit crop breeding. Individual chapters are written on a wide variety of species covering all the major fruit crops in one volume. For each crop, there is a discussion of their taxonomy and evolution, history of improvement, crossing techniques, evaluation methods, and heritability of major traits and germplasm resources. Also discussed are the most recent advances in genetic mapping and QTL (quantitative trait loci) analysis, marker assisted breeding, gene cloning, gene expression analysis, regeneration and transformation. Patenting and licensing issues are also covered.
|Author||: Dr. P. Parvatha Reddy|
|Publisher||: Scientific Publishers|
|Release Date||: 2008-01-01|
|ISBN 10||: 9387307514|
|Pages||: 370 pages|
Nematodes continue to threaten horticultural crops throughout the world, particularly in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Estimated overall average annual yield loss of the world's major horticultural crops due to damage by plant parasitic nematodes is 13.54%. Monetary losses due to nematodes on 10 horticultural crops, six of which are life sustaining were estimated at US$ 19.37 billion annually based on 1984 production figures and prices. These deleterious effects on plant growth result in reduced yields and poor quality of horticultural crops. Nematode management is therefore, important for high yields and quality that are required by the high cost of modern crop production. The information on nematode diseases and their management, especially crop wise, is very much scattered and there is no book which deals entirely with the above aspects on horticultural crops. This book deals with nematode diseases and their management in horticultural crops such as fruit, vegetable, orname-ntal, medicinal, aromatic, plantation, spice and tuber crops. Each nematode disease is described in adequate detail under the following heads: economic importance, crop losses, distribution, symptoms, hosts range, life cycle, races/ biotypes, host-parasite relationship, histopathology, ecology, spread, survival, interaction with other pathogens and management. The management methods presented includes regulatory, physical cultural, chemical, biological, host resistance and integrated approach. An entire chapter is devoted for sources of availability of critical inputs used for nematode management which would be very useful to the farmers. Very useful information on certain aspects of nematode management is presented in Appendix. The book is adequately illustrated with about 50 figures. This book is a practical guide to practicing farmers of horticultural crops. Further, it is a useful reference to policy makers, research and extension workers and students. The material can also be used for teaching under-graduate and post-graduate courses.
This book includes comprehensive, latest and balanced information about waste lands, selection of fruit crops for waste lands and development through fruit cultivation in its first and second chapters. The third to twenty eighth chapters cover the scientific horticultural practices of growing fruit crops in the waste lands. These chapters give a detailed information about different aspects including origin, distribution, importance, soil and climatic conditions, propagation techniques, varieties, cultivation practices, crop protection measures, harvesting and post harvest management of different fruit crops for tropical, subtropical, arid and semi-arid areas. Appendices provide concise information about classification, edible part, propagation methods and nutritive values of different fruits. This book intends to serve the needs of students, extension workers, researchers and planners, as well.