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Pollination Biology, Volume 1: Pests and Pollinators of Fruit Crops

Pollination requirements of different fruit crops grown in tropics, subtropics and temperate discussed at one place
Strategies to increase productivity through planned pollination
Pests problems in different crops

By: Dharam P Abrol (Author), MS Swaminathan (Foreword By), Pardeep K Sharma (Foreword By)

452 pages, 18 colour photos, 26 b/w illustrations, 51 tables

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2015 | #225702 | ISBN-13: 9783319210841
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Pollination Biology, Volume 1 covers interplay between pest management strategies and safety of pollinators. Detailed information is provided on pests and pollinators of temperate, subtropical and tropical fruit crops. Most of the fruit crops are highly cross pollinated and depend upon insects or benefit from insect pollination for fruit set. Insect pests on the other hand cause major economic damage on fruit crops in tropics, subtropics and temperate. Evidently, pest management in fruit crops on one hand and providing safety to the pollinators on the other is a challenging task in the context of increasing horticultural productivity without upsetting the ecological balance. Pollination Biology, Volume 1 aims to integrate and develop pest control strategies in a way to minimize their impact on beneficial insect species such as natural enemies and pollinators to enhance fruit production and quality.

Pollination Biology, Volume 1 covers interplay between pest management strategies and safety of pollinators. Detailed information is provided on pests and pollinators of temperate, subtropical and tropical fruit crops. Pollinators play a crucial role in flowering plant reproduction and in the production of most fruits and vegetables. Most of the fruit crops are highly cross pollinated and depend upon insects or benefit from insect pollination for fruit set. Insect pests on the other hand cause major economic damage on fruit crops in tropics, subtropics and temperate. Evidently, pest management in fruit crops on one hand and providing safety to the pollinators on the other is a challenging task in the context of increasing horticultural productivity without upsetting the ecological balance.

Pollination Biology, Volume 1 aims to integrate and develop pest control strategies in a way to minimize their impact on beneficial insect species such as natural enemies and pollinators to enhance fruit production and quality. Most of the fruit crops are highly cross pollinated and depend upon insects or benefit from insect pollination for fruit set. Insect pests on the other hand cause major economic damage on fruit crops in tropics, subtropics and temperate. Evidently, pest management in fruit crops on one hand and providing safety to the pollinators on the other is a challenging task in the context of increasing horticultural productivity without upsetting the ecological balance.

Pollination Biology: Pests and Pollinators of Fruit Crops aims to integrate and develop pest control strategies in a way to minimize their impact on beneficial insect species such as natural enemies and pollinators to enhance fruit production and quality. Pollination Biology, Volume 1 covers interplay between pest management strategies and safety of pollinators.


Contents

1 - Introduction
2 - Pollination and fruit productivity
3 - Pest problems in fruit crops
4 - Pome Fruits
5 - Stone fruits
6 - Nuts
7 - Berry fruits
8 - Tropical fruits
9 - Subtropical Fruits
10 - Plantation Crops
11 - Research needs for better fruit productivity


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Biography

Dharam P. Abrol, Professor and Head, Division of Entomology, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu is a known apiculture scientist and Entomologist of national and international repute. Dr. Abrol has authored 14 books, 8 manuals and published over 200 original research papers, 10 reviews, 20 book chapters and over 64 popular articles on honeybee diseases pollination biology, toxicology and integrated pest management. He has chaired several national and international symposia/conferences and delivered lead/guest lectures. He is a member of several scientific societies in India and abroad. He is referee of the various national and international Journals and expert in various selection/screening and evaluation committees of scientific bodies /institutions of the country. He has completed several externally funded research projects and has collaborative research projects with international organizations in Poland and Switzerland. He has visited South Korea, Malaysia and several other countries as special invitee to these countries. Besides receiving letters of appreciation from different organizations, he is recipient of Young Scientist Award - 1992 conferred by the Jammu and Kashmir State Council for Science and Technology -a prestigious State Award for his outstanding contributions in the field of Agricultural Sciences. Besides, he is also recipient of Pran Vohra Award- 1993 - a prestigious Young Scientist Award conferred by Indian Science Congress Association Calcutta for his outstanding and innovative research in the field of agricultural sciences. He was also conferred Prof. T. N. Ananthakrishnan Award 1997-1998- a prestigious National Award for his outstanding contributions in the field of Entomology by T N Ananthakrisnan Foundation, G .S Gill Research Institute Chennai. He won Dr. Rajinder Prasad Puruskar 1999-2000 - a prestigious National Award from Indian Council of Agricultural Research New Delhi for his Hindi book on beekeeping entitled Madhmakhi Palan- Sidhant Evam Vidhian and 11th Apicultural Association Award-2010 for outstanding contributions in Apiculture.

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