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A Handbook Of Fruit Production

By: S Prasad and U Kumar

956 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables


Hardback | Dec 2010 | #196488 | ISBN-13: 9788177543933
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About this book

Nature has given India diverse geographical soil and agro-climatic conditions in various region. Thus it is possible to grow various kinds of fruits in the different states of India. The climate ranges from typical tropics in Kerala to extreme temperate in the high hills of Kashmir, Himachal, U.P., Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya. Similarly, Meghalaya get the highest rainfall in the world and Rajasthan gets very little rain. It is, therefore, possible to grow tropical sub-tropical and temperate fruits in the different regions.

The present book has been designed to provide overall information of principles of fruit production and cultivation of individual important fruits cultivated in India.


I. Principles of fruit production
1. The fruit
2. Origin, cultivation and status of fruit crops
3. Fruit growing areas and varieties in India
4. Fruit set and ripening
5. Chemical composition and nutritional value of fruits
6. Fruit cultivation: soils environment
7. Fruit cultivation: tillage and tillage operations
8. Fruit cultivation: water relations
9. Fruit cultivation: water management and irrigation
10. Nursery practices
11. Propagation through seeds
12. Propagation through cuttings
13. Propagation through layering
14. Propagation through grafting
15. Propagation through budding
16. Weed control of fruit crops
17. Diseases of fruit crops
18. Fruit cultivation: pruning
19. Organic fruit production
20. Postharvest aspects of fruit crops
21. Fruit biotechnology

II. Fruit cultivation
1. Aonla
2. Apple
3. Apricot
4. Avocado
5. Bael (Bengal Quince)
6. Banana and plantain
7. Ber
8. Carambola
9. Cherry
10. Date palm
11. Durian
12. Egg fruit
13. Fig
14. Grape
15. Guava
16. Jackfruit
17. Jamun
18. Karonda
19. Kiwi
20. Limes and lemons
21. Litchi
22. Loquat
23. Macadamia
24. Mandarin orange
25. Mango
26. Mangosteen
27. Olive
28. Papaya
29. Passion fruit
30. Peach
31. Pear
32. Pecan
33. Phalsa
34. Pineapple
35. Plum
36. Pomegranate
37. Rambutan
38. Sapota
39. Strawberry

III. Appendix
1. Improved varieties of fruits
2. Common and botanical names

Subject index

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