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Climate-Resilient Horticulture: Adaptation and Migration Strategies

The book addresses the issue of climate change and its impact on horticultural crops in a unique way so as to make the readers aware of the problem while giving a plausible solution
The recent and advanced mitigation and adaptation strategies adopted to combat climate change impacts on horticultural crops are discussed in detail
The book gives a detailed account of pest and disease dynamics with respect to climate change
The information on resilient crops would be of use to growers and policy-makers

By: Harish Chandra Prasad Singh (Editor), Nadipynayakanahally Krishnamurthy Srinivasa Rao (Editor), Kodthalu Seetharamaiah Shivashankara (Editor)

300 pages, 30 colour & 11 b/w illustrations, 44 tables

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Mar 2013 | #218550 | ISBN-13: 9788132209737
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NHBS Price: £141.50 $180/€169 approx

About this book

Climate change, a global phenomenon, has attracted scientists to contribute in anticipatory research to mitigate adverse impacts, which are more important for horticulture, considering that the scenario is in the midst of revolution, reaching the production level of 250 million tonnes in India. Impacts of climate variability have, invariably, profound influence on production and quality. An understanding of the impacts and relevant adaptation strategies are of foremost importance to sustain the productivity and profitability of horticulture crops in the climate change scenario, which necessitates synthesis of current knowledge to develop strategies for adaptation and mitigation to achieve climate-resilient horticulture.

Climate-Resilient Horticulture: Adaptation and Migration Strategies addresses the effects of climate change on different horticultural crops and focuses on the adaptation strategies based on the scientific knowledge generated by the experts in different agro-climatic regions in India. Issues have been covered in various chapters to make this book a treasure of knowledge in horticulture vis-a-vis climate change. Some of the crops included in the book are apple, grapes, cashew, banana, litchi, mango, coconut, oil palm, potato, tomato, cucurbits and flowers. In addition to strategies to be adapted in these crops, various other important aspects like carbon sequestration, pests and diseases, and urban landscaping are also covered in Climate-Resilient Horticulture: Adaptation and Migration Strategies.

Information on climatic risks and adaptation options for resilience in horticultural crops and future strategies and information on pest and disease dynamics on horticultural crops in relation to climate change and available mitigation strategies have also been documented. Climate-Resilient Horticulture: Adaptation and Migration Strategies is edited by Dr H P Singh, a visionary leader, and his colleagues, which will be highly valuable to research workers, students, policy planners and farmers to understand and checkmate the adverse effect of climate change, so as to convert weakness into opportunity.


Contents

1. Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for Climate Resilient Horticulture
2. Impacts of climate change on horticulture across India
3. Modeling climate change impacts, adaptation strategies and mitigation potential in horticultural crops
4. Impact of abiotic stresses on horticulture and strategies for mitigation in North Eastern India
5. Impact, adaptation and mitigation strategies for climate resilient banana production
6. Harmonious phenological data: A basic need for understanding the impact of climate change on mango
7. Effect of Climate Change on Grape and its Value Added Products
8. Climate resilient adaptation strategies for litchi production
9. Impact of Climate Change on Mountain Horticulture
10. Development of Vegetable Hybrids for Climate Change Scenarios
11. Genetic enhancement of Tomato crop for abiotic stress tolerance
12. Impact of climate change on potato
13. Adaptation options for sustainable production of cucurbitaceous vegetable under climate change situation
14. Phenotyping horticultural crops for abiotic stress tolerance
15. Significance of Grafting in Improving Tolerance to Abiotic Stresses in Vegetable Crops Under Climate Change Scenario
16.  Plantation crops response to climate change: coconut perspective
17. Impact of climate change on cashew and adaptation strategies
18. Adaptation and mitigation strategies for climate resilient oil palm
19. Floriculture a viable option of diversification in the light of climate change
20. Strategies for soil carbon sequestration through horticultural crops
21. Effect of climate change on fruit and vegetable quality
22. Urban Landscapes and Carbon sequestration in climate changing scenario
23. Impact of Climate change on insect vectors and vector borne plant viruses and phytoplasma
24. Pest Dynamics and Potential Emergence of New Biotypes under Climate Change Scenario in Horticultural Crops
25. Use of degree-days and plant phenology - A reliable tool for predicting insect pest activity under climate change conditions
26. Plant-pollinator interactions: A highly evolved synchrony at risk due to climate change


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Biography

Dr. Harish Chandra Prasad Singh, with his career spanning 41 years, has outstandingly contributed to research, development and academics. Dynamic leadership of Dr Singh has earned him national and international recognitions. He is the recipient of three international and 35 national awards and nine fellowships, including the fellowship of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Dr Singh is affiliated with many professional associations/societies as chairman, president, vice-president and general secretary. He has authored and edited 57 books, 30 bulletins, 50 reports and more than 300 scientific papers. He is the editor-in-chief of International Journal of Innovative Horticulture, published by CHAI. Currently, he is the Founder and Chairman, Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India (CHAI).

Dr. Nadipynayakanahally Krishnamurthy Srinivasa Rao, Ex Principal Scientist (Plant Physiology.) and Emeritus Scientist at Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore, has contributed significantly to the understanding of the mechanism of abiotic stress tolerance in horticultural crops. He has significantly contributed in identifying genotypes tolerant to abiotic stresses. Dr. Rao has developed a good laboratory for climate change research at IIHR, Bangalore. He devotes his full time in planning and developing various state-of-the-art facilities. He has published more than 60 scientific papers in national and international journals and he has 7 book chapters to his credit.

Dr. Kodthalu Seetharamaiah Shivashankara is a Principal Scientist in the Division of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry at Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore. He has got more than 20 years of research experience in various horticulture-related fields. Dr. Shivashankara has more than 30 research articles in various peer reviewed national and international journals. He has the experience of working in international laboratories like Food engineering lab of NFRI, Tsukuba, Japan and at Lethbridge Research centre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at Lethbridge, Canada in the area of antioxidant phytonutrients and fruit volatile flavours. He has been awarded the Fellow of International College of Nutrition, by the International College of Nutrition, Alberta, Canada.

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