Agriculture & Allied Sciences

Innovations in Horticultural Science

Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 1
Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvement

Editors: Debashis Mandal, PhD
Amritesh C. Shukla, DPhil, DSc

Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 1

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Pub Date: May 2018
Hardback Price: $159.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771886468
Pages: Approx 400p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Series: Innovations in Horticultural Science

Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 1: Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvements is part of a two-volume compendium that addresses the most important topics facing horticulture around the world today.

Volume 1, on Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvement, outlines the contemporary trends in sustainable horticulture research in particular, covering topics on crop diversity, species variability and conservation strategies, production technology, tree architecture management, plant propagation and nutrition management, organic farming, and new dynamics in breeding and marketing of horticulture crops.

Sections include:

  • Genetic Resources & Biodiversity Conservation
  • Production & Marketing of Horticulture Crops
  • Crop Improvement & Biotechnology
Together with Volume 2: Food, Health, and Nutrition, this two-volume compendium presents an abundance of new research on sustainable horticulture that will be valuable for a broad audience, including students of horticulture, faculty and instructors, scientists, agriculturists, government and nongovernment organizations, and other industry professionals.

Key features:
  • Presents diversified and contemporary information on research trends in horticulture
  • Provides information on organics and green horticulture
  • Looks at new research on biodiversity conservation, crop improvement, plant nutrition, tree architecture management, market and market-led extension
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1. Citrus Germplasm at Original Home Warrants Documentation and Conservation
R. K. Bhattacharyya

2. Medicinal Orchids of Mizoram and Habit Approach for Conservation
Vanlalruati , T. Mandal, S. Pradhan, and Vanlalremruati Hnamte

3. Varietal Wealth of Turf Grasses at Iari
Babita Singh, S. S. Sindhu, and Namita

4. Local Germplasm and Landraces of Vegetables: Availability, Market Price and Perception of Consumer
Anjana Pradhan, Laxuman Sharma, S. Manivannan, and Karma Diki Bhutia

5. Horticulture for Sustainable Development in India
K. L. Chadha

6. Organic Fruit Production in India: Present situation and future prospects
S. K. Mitra, Hidangmayun L. Devi, and K. S. Thingreingam Irenaeus

7. Tropical Fruit Tree Architectural Management in Thailand
Narong Chomchalow and Prem Na Songkhla

8. Organizing Market Led Extension in Horticulture for Less Favored Areas (NEH): Challenges and Opportunities
V. K. Jayaraghavendra Rao

9. Transforming Marketing Linkages in Horticulture through Effective Institutions and Innovative Agri-Business Models
Vasant P. Gandhi

10. Status and Strategic Plan for the Sustainable Development of Horticulture Sector in Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep Groups of Islands, India: Horticultural Development in Tropical Indian Islands
R. K. Gautam, S. Dam Roy, Ajit Arun Waman, Pooja Bohra, I. Jaisankar, V. Damodaran, K. and T. Bharathimeena

11. Organic Vegetables Farming and Its Prospects in Pakyong East District of Sikkim, India
Anjana Pradhan, Deeki Lama Tamang, Sangay Gyampo Bhutia, and Pabitra Subba

12. Organic Nutrient Management for Improving the Fruit Quality of Mango Cv. Alphonso
H. Lembisana Devi, Y. T. N. Reddy, Thejangulie Angami, Prativa Sahu, E. Reang, G. S. Yadav, and B. Das

13. Organic Production of Turmeric in Northeastern India: Constraints and Opportunities
Mary Chinneithiem Haokip, Akoijam Ranjita Devi, and Khumbar Debbarma

14. Organic Horticulture for Sustainable Development: Strategic Opportunities and Relevance in the Indian Perspective
T. K. Hazarika

15. Effect of Zinc and Boron on Growth, Yield and Economics of Cultivation of Onion (Allium cepa L.) cv. Agrifound Dark Red in Nagaland, India
Khatemenla, V.B. Singh, Trudy A. Sangma, and Lalngaihwami

16. Effect of Different Nutrient Management on Productivity of Potato (Var. Kufri Jyoti) and Soil Nutrient Status in New Alluvial Zone of West Bengal, India
Priyanka Irungbam and Mahadev Pramanick

17. Impact of Enriched Composts and Bio-Inoculants on Symbiotic, Growth, Yield and Quality Parameters in Garden Pea (Pisum sativum L.) Under Organic Farming Conditions
Sanjay Chadha, Akashdeep Singh, and Sangeeta Kanwar

18. Influence of Organic Wastes Amendment in the Soil of a Jhum Fallow
Angom Sarjubala Devi and Lalbiakdiki Royte

19. Effect of Biofertilizer Consortium, FYM, Enriched Compost and Chemical Fertilizers on Sustainable Production and Profitability of Garden Pea (Pisum sativum L.) in the Plains of Assam, North East India
Trudy A. Sangma, L. Saikia, Khatemenla, and Rokozeno

20. Kendu- An Underexploited Forest Fruit Species for Poverty Alleviation of Tribals
Debjit Roy, Subhasis Kundu and Bikash Ghosh

21. Proline Accumulation Under Drought Stress in Onion (Allium cepa L.) Cultivars
K. Riazunnisa and G. Sai Sudha

22. A Statistical Study on Pineapple in North- Eastern States of India for Sustainable Policy Development
Krajairi Mog, Sh. Herojit Singh, and Anurup Majumder

23. Performance of Horticulture Crops under Sloping Agriculture Land Technology in Hilly Terrains of Mizoram, India
F. Lalnunmawia, B. Gopichand, Tawnenga, R. Lalfakzuala, and F. Lalriliana

24. Changes in Vitamin C Content During the Various Stages of Ripening of Citrus grandis: A Major Fruit Crop of Sikkim, India
Yengkokpam Ranjana Devi, Puthem Mineshwor, and Rocky Thokchom

25. Fruit Setting, Yield and Economics of Ber (Zizyphus mauritiana Lamk) Cv. ‘Bau Kul-1’ to the Exposure of Growth Regulators and Micronutrients
Sayan Sau, Debjit Roy, Bikash Ghosh, Indrani Majumder, Subhasis Kundu, and Sukamal Sarkar

26. Impact of Various Pruning Levels on Petiole Nutrient Status, Physiology, Yield and Quality of Grape (Vitis vinifera L.) cv. Italia
S. Senthilkumar, R. M. Vijayakumar, K. Soorianathasundaram, and D. Durga Devi

27. Green Space for Sustainable Disaster ManagementJenny Zoremtluangi, Vanlalruati, and Vanlalremruati Hnamte

28. Effect of Organic and Inorganic source of NPK on Plant Growth, Spike Yield and Quality of Gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflorus) cv. Jester
V. M. Prasad, Devi Singh, and Balaji Vikram

29. Effect of Plant Growth Regulators on Growth, Flowering and Corm Production of Gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflorus) cv. Jester
V. M. Prasad, Devi Singh, and Balaji Vikram

30. Effect of Iba and Different Rooting Media on Fig Cuttings
Megha H. Dahale, G.S. Shinde, S.G. Bharad, P.K. Nagre, and D.N. Muske

31. New Dynamics in Breeding of Horticultural Crops
Thaneshwari and C. Aswath

32. Peppers (Capsicum spp.): Domestication and Breeding for Global Use
S. Kumar, H. C. Shieh, S. W. Lin, R. Schafleitner, L. Kenyon, R. Srinivasan, J. F. Wang, A. W. Ebert, and Y. Y. Chou

33. Detection of Phytophthora Using Molecular and Immunological Approaches in Citrus Spp.
S. J. Gahukar, Deepa N. Muske, Amrapali A. Akhare, R. G.Dani, and R. M. Gade

34. Discrimination of Phytophthora as a Devasting Fungus of Citrus Orchard from Other Fungi Using Molecular Approach
Deepa N. Muske, S. J. Gahukar, Amrapali A. Akhare, and R. G.Dani

35. Genetic Diversity and Heritability in Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.). Genotypes

Umakant Singh, Devi Singh, and V. M. Prasad

36. Performance study of Tuberose in the Gangetic Plains of West Bengal, India
Vanlalruati T. Mandal and Jenny Zoremtluangi

37. Genotypic Performance and Growth and Yield in Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.). Genotypes
Uma Kant Singh, Devi Singh, and V. M. Prasad


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 an Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants at Mizoram University in Aizawl, India. Dr. Mandal started his academic career as Assistant Professor at Sikkim University. He had post doctoral research experience as a project scientist at the Precision Farming Development Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He has done research on sustainable hill farming for the past seven years and has published 18 research papers and three book chapters in reputed journals and books. He is a working member of the global working group on Lychee and Other Sapindaceae Crops, International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) Belgium and as Editor-in-Lead (Hort.) for the International Journal of Bio Resources & Stress Management. In addition, he is a consultant horticulturist to the Department of Horticulture and Agriculture (Research and Extension), Government of Mizoram, India, where he works on various research projects. He has visited many countries for his work, including Thailand, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Vietnam, and South Africa.

Amritesh C. Shukla, DPhil, DSc
Professor, Department of Botany, University of Lucknow, India

Amritesh C. Shukla, DPhil, DSc, is currently Department of Botany, University of Lucknow, India. He was formerly a Professor in the Department of Horticulture, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, Mizoram University, Aizawl, India. He began his academic career as Associate Professor at the same university.

He has more than 20 years of experience on natural products and drug development and standardized various scientific methods viz., MSGIT, MDKT, MS-97, NCCLS (2002-03). He has developed six commercial herbal formulations and holds four patents. He has published 75 research papers and 15 book chapters. He has also authored six books and handled many externally funded research projects. He is a Fellow of five national and international scientific societies and also a Visiting Professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and the University of Mauritius. In addition, Dr. Shukla is working as an Editor, Associate Editor, and editorial board member of many internationally reputed journals, including the American Journal of Food Technology, Journal of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Research Journal of Medicinal Plants, etc. He has also been the visiting scientist at universities in Australia, Germany, China, and USA.

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