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Horticulture : principles and practices / Auxcilia James, Veena Amarnath, S.Parthiban, V.P Santhi, K.Indhumathi, L. Pugalendhi and M.S. Aneesa Rani

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publication details: New Delhi : New India Publishing Agency (NIPA), 2021.Description: x, 306 p. : 24 cmISBN:
  • 9789389571998
  • 9389571995
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 23 635 JAM
Contents:
1. Genesis and Global Scenario of Horticulture 2. Division and Classification of Horticultural Crops 3. Horticultual Zones 4. Commodity Boards and Institutes 5. Garden Tools and Implements 6. Impact of Soil and Environment on Productivity 7. Nutrition Management 8. Irrigation Management 9. Weed Management 10. Propagation Techniques 11. Nursery Techniques 12. Establishment of an Orchard 13. Canopy Management 14. Cropping Systems and Special Cultivation Practices 15. Growth and Productivity Improvement 16. Plant Growth Regulators 17. Protected Cultivation 18. Good Agricultural Practices 19. Organic Horticulture 20. Home Gardening 21. Micro Propagation and Genetic Engineering 22. Ornamental Gardening and Landscaping 23. Flower Arrangements, Floral Arts and Bonsai 24. Horticultural Therapy 25. Stress Management 26. Post Harvest Technology 27. Processing, Preservation and Value Addition
Summary: This book is a meticulous presentation of fundamental principles of Horticulture and it gradually transcends and culminates to advanced technologies. It will be a ready reckoner, which will be useful to provide ready tips to any undergraduate faculty. Chapter 1 to chapter 4 give a broad description of fundamentals in horticultural sciences and the institutes involved in furthering the interest of horticulture. Chapters 5 to chapter 14 explainab out the tools, inputs and techniques used in crop management. Chapters 16 to chapter 19 deal with use of growth regulators, protected cultivation, good agricultural practices and organic horticulture. With the increase in pollution, people are keen to produce their own vegetables and chapter 20 focuses on that need of people. Chapter 21 provides an insight to applied biotechnology related to horticulture viz., micro propagation and genetic engineering. The chapters 22 and 23 shed light on the scope of aesthetic aspects of horticulture. Horticulture therapy is a novel concept to deal with present day health issues and this is explained in chapter 24. Climate change and irresponsible human behavior has caused stress conditions for crop growth and it is adequately dealt in chapter 25. It is estimated that at least 20 – 30 % of the horticulture produce is wasted as post-harvest loss and hence chapter 26 and 27 are designed to provide post-harvest handling and value addition.
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1. Genesis and Global Scenario of Horticulture

2. Division and Classification of Horticultural Crops

3. Horticultual Zones

4. Commodity Boards and Institutes

5. Garden Tools and Implements

6. Impact of Soil and Environment on Productivity

7. Nutrition Management

8. Irrigation Management

9. Weed Management

10. Propagation Techniques

11. Nursery Techniques

12. Establishment of an Orchard

13. Canopy Management

14. Cropping Systems and Special Cultivation Practices

15. Growth and Productivity Improvement

16. Plant Growth Regulators

17. Protected Cultivation

18. Good Agricultural Practices

19. Organic Horticulture

20. Home Gardening

21. Micro Propagation and Genetic Engineering

22. Ornamental Gardening and Landscaping

23. Flower Arrangements, Floral Arts and Bonsai

24. Horticultural Therapy

25. Stress Management

26. Post Harvest Technology

27. Processing, Preservation and Value Addition

This book is a meticulous presentation of fundamental principles of Horticulture and it gradually transcends and culminates to advanced technologies. It will be a ready reckoner, which will be useful to provide ready tips to any undergraduate faculty.

Chapter 1 to chapter 4 give a broad description of fundamentals in horticultural sciences and the institutes involved in furthering the interest of horticulture. Chapters 5 to chapter 14 explainab out the tools, inputs and techniques used in crop management. Chapters 16 to chapter 19 deal with use of growth regulators, protected cultivation, good agricultural practices and organic horticulture. With the increase in pollution, people are keen to produce their own vegetables and chapter 20 focuses on that need of people. Chapter 21 provides an insight to applied biotechnology related to horticulture viz., micro propagation and genetic engineering. The chapters 22 and 23 shed light on the scope of aesthetic aspects of horticulture. Horticulture therapy is a novel concept to deal with present day health issues and this is explained in chapter 24. Climate change and irresponsible human behavior has caused stress conditions for crop growth and it is adequately dealt in chapter 25.

It is estimated that at least 20 – 30 % of the horticulture produce is wasted as post-harvest loss and hence chapter 26 and 27 are designed to provide post-harvest handling and value addition.

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