Series: Crop Management and Postharvest Handling of Horticultural Products Volume: 4
Environmental conditions and inadequate or excessive mineral nutrition can have serious implications on the quality of food crops. Crop Management and Postharvest Handling of Horticultural Crops is a compilation of information on management tools. It also reviews the factors affecting the plant mineral nutrition and growth. It highlights the importance of fertilizers and mineral nutrition for improved agricultural production, yield, and amelioration of soil fertility. This book also addresses issues such as growth, production, yield, and quality, which can be limited by sub-optimal conditions such as soil, salinity, poor drainage, water supply, fertilization programs, physical conditions affecting root growth and function or handling operations. The production of good quality food cannot be achieved without the strict control of the use of fertilizers and other pesticide sprays. Nine chapters are included in the present volume.
Environmental effects of fertilizers; crop quality under adverse conditions - importance of determining the nutritional status; the importance of boron in apple production under Polish conditions; integrated nutrient management in Indian soils for sustainable crop production; role of phosphorus in carbon uptake, fruit yield and quaity in strawberry; nutrition of tropical horticulture crops and quality products; soil fertility management with wood ash; role of grafting in horticultural plants; domestication of jujube fruit trees.
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