Agriculture & Allied Sciences

FRUITS: Production, Processing, and Marketing 4-volume set
Volume 1: Major Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
Volume 2: Minor Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
Volume 3: Major Temperate Fruits
Volume 4: Temperate Berries and Nut


Editors: Debashis Mandal, PhD
Ursula Wermund, PhD
Lop Phavaphutanon, PhD
Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, PhD
Regina Cronje, MSc

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This new four-volume set, Fruits: Production, Processing, and Marketing, is an important compendium of pomological research on a wide range of tropical, subtropical, and temperate fruits. Advancements in agro-techniques, timely harvesting, and proper postharvest handling and care have paved the way for enhanced market share of fruit crops. The volumes discuss these advancements in conjunction with considering the extreme challenges of climate vagaries, erratic rainfall, drought, rapid urbanization (in particular in South Asia, a major fruit-producing belt), land degradation, long-term use of inorganic inputs, land fertility depletion, vulnerabilities of pest and diseases and many other threats and challenges in producing quality fruits of requisite quantity.

The volumes incorporate the latest research on production, postharvest handling, and processing and storage and also provide an abundance of information on marketing. The volumes will also touch on the most contemporary and important issues of today, like climate change, organic production, breeding, market scenario-import and export, among others.

Key features:
• Covers the most important major and minor tropical, subtropical, and temperate fruits by internationally renowned experts
• Presents research on production, postharvest handling, processing, storage, and marketing
• Considers the effects of climate change on fruit production, organic fruit growing, and advanced fruit breeding
• Discusses the nutraceutical value and bioactive compounds in fruits and their roles in human health
• Looks at research on advanced fruit production involving micro irrigation, sustainable nutrient management, crop protection, plant heath management, and farm mechanization

Fruits covered include mango, citrus (includes Mandarin, sweet orange, lime, lemon, grapefruit, and pummelo), banana, grape, pineapple, papaya, litchi, guava, avocado, olive, persimmon, pomegranate, date palm, ber, longan, annonas, sapota, passion fruit, fig, loquat, macadamia nut, aonla, jackfruit, rambutan, carambola, bael, tamarind, durian, syzygiums, feijoa, mangosteen, phalsa, tamarillo, acerola, karonda, woodapple, dillenia, kokam, salvadora, cordia, capparis, dragon fruit, apple, pear, peach, plum, apricot, cherries, almond, walnut, pecan nut, pistachio, filberts, chestnut, strawberries, currants, gooseberries, raspberries, blueberries,

CONTENTS:
Volume 1: Major Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
Chapters on 8 Major Tropical and Subtropical Fruits of the World: Mango, Citrus, Banana, Grapes, Pineapple, Papaya, Litchi, Guava

Volume 2: Minor Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
Chapters on 34 Minor Tropical and Subtropical Fruits of the World: Avocado, Olive, Persimmon, Pomegranate, Date palm, Ber, Longan, Annonas, Sapota, Passion fruit, Fig, Loquat, Macadamia Nut, Aonla, Jackfruit, Rambutan, Carambola, Bael, Tamarind, Durian, Syzygiums, Feijoa, Mangosteen, Phalsa, Tamarillo, Acerola, Karonda, Woodapple, Dillenia, Kokam, Salvadora, Cordia, Capparis, Dragon Fruit

Volume 3: Major Temperate Fruits
Chapters on 7 Major Temperate Fruits: Apple, Pear, Peach, Plum, Apricot, Cherries, Kiwifruit

Volume 4: Temperate Berries and Nuts
Chapters on 13 Temperate Berries and Nuts
Almond, Walnut, Pecan Nut, Pistachio, Filberts, Chestnut, Strawberries, Currants, Gooseberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Cranberries, and Mulberries


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Debashis Mandal, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, Mizoram University, Aizawl, India

Debashis Mandal, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants at Mizoram University, Aizawl, India. He has been working in sustainable hill farming for past seven years and has published several research papers and book chapters. He is as member of the global working group on lychee and other sapindaceae crops with the International Society of Horticultural Science, Belgium, and is the Lead Editor (Horticulture) for the International Journal of Bio Resources & Stress Management. He is founding Managing Editor of a new international publication, Chronicle of Bioresource Management. In addition, he is working as Coordinator, International Network on Bioresource Management, Mexico, and as a consultant in horticulture and agriculture (research and extension) to the government of Mizoram, India. He has acted as Convener of the International Symposium on Sustainable Horticulture, India; Co-Convener of the 3rd ICBSM, India; Session Chair at the Asia Pacific Post Harvest Symposium, Vietnam; and Keynote Speaker for International Symposium on Litchi & Longan, India

Ursula Wermund, PhD
Project Manager and R&D Coordinator Greenyard Fresh - ‎Greenyard Fresh Trade International (UNIVEG) GmbH, Bremen, Germany

Ursula Wermund, PhD, is Project Manager and R&D Coordinator at Greenyard Fresh - ‎Greenyard Fresh Trade International (UNIVEG) GmbH, Bremen, Germany. She has marked experience in professional-corporate management in the field of postharvest handling and the marketing of fresh fruit and vegetables, and teaches on these subjects as well. She was previously affiliated with the Imperial College, Wye, UK, as Head of the Post Harvest Group. Her corporate experience included acting as head of quality management at the Petter Vetter Group, GmbH, Kehl, Germany. During the past 13 years, she has worked with quality assurance and management of Surinamese bananas, Madagascar litchi, Italian and Turkish grapes, and Kenyan French beans, etc., in coordination with the German and European Fruit Trading Association and the Food Safety Working Group. She has published over a dozen research papers in reputed international journals and has participated at international meetings, conferences, and symposiums.

Lop Phavaphutanon, PhD
Deputy Head and Chief of the Tropical Fruit Research and Development Center, Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Kamphaeng Sean, Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Sean Campus, Thailand

Lop Phavaphutanon, PhD, is currently Deputy Head and Chief of the Tropical Fruit Research and Development Center, Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture at Kamphaeng Sean, Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Sean Campus, Thailand. He has 30 years of teaching experience at Kasetsart University, Thailand, where he joined just after earning his MSc degree. He published more than 30 research papers, two book chapters, and 24 seminar papers during his active research career. Currently he is handling three research projects related to aromatic coconut and pummelo fruit. He teaches courses on principles of horticulture, physiology of horticultural crops, tropical fruits, orchard management, nutrition of horticultural crops, and research methods in horticultural sciences.

Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, PhD
Assistant Professor and Scientist, Department of Food Science and Post-Harvest Technology, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, India

Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Scientist in the Department of Food Science and Post-Harvest Technology, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, India, and author or co-author of 31 peer-reviewed research articles, 26 book chapters, two manuals, and 18 conference papers. He has 11 edited and an authored books to his credit, published by Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, and Apple Academic Press. Dr. Siddiqui has established the international peer-reviewed Journal of Postharvest Technology. He is Editor-in-Chief of two book series (Postharvest Biology and Technology and Innovations in Horticultural Science), published by Apple Academic Press. Dr. Siddiqui is also a Senior Acquisitions Editor in Apple Academic Press, New Jersey, USA, for Horticultural Science. He also serves as an editorial board member and active reviewer of several international journals. He is a member of Core Research Group at the Bihar Agricultural University (BAU), which provides appropriate direction and assistance in prioritizing research. Dr. Siddiqui has received several grants and respected awards for his research work by a number of organizations. He is an active member of the organizing committees of several national and international seminars, conferences, and summits. He is one of key members in establishing the WORLD FOOD PRESERVATION CENTER (WFPC), LLC, USA, and is currently an active associate and supporter. Recently, Dr. Siddiqui has received the Achiever Award 2014 for outstanding research work from the Society for Advancement of Human and Nature (SADHNA), Nauni, Himachal Pradesh, India, where he is also an honorary board member. He has been an active member of the organizing committees of several national and international seminars, conferences, and summits.

Regina Cronje, MSc
Horticulturist, Agricultural Research Council, Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Crops, Nelspruit, South Africa
Regina Cronje is a Horticulturist with the Agricultural Research Council of the Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Crops, Ne





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