1st Edition

Climate Dynamics in Horticultural Science, Volume One The Principles and Applications

    416 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    416 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Climate change and increased climate variability in terms of rising temperatures, shifting rainfall patterns, and increasing extreme weather events, such as severe drought and devastating floods, pose a threat to the production of agricultural and horticultural crops—a threat this is expected to worsen.

    Climate change is already affecting—and is likely to increase—invasive species, pests, and disease vectors, all adversely affecting agri-horticultural crop productivity. Advances in agricultural knowledge, science, and technology will be required to develop improved crop traits, such as temperature, drought, pest, and salt tolerance. This two-volume set gives readers an understanding of the issues and makes suggestions for ways to mitigate adverse climate change effects on crops.

    The focus of Volume 1: The Principles and Applications in Horticultural Science is to identify impacts and suggest appropriate and effective adaptation and mitigation strategies. Volume 2: Impact, Adaptation, and Mitigation focuses on the impact of climate change on horticultural crops and offers ways to adapt practices to mitigate adverse effects. Together, the two volumes offer a diverse selection of chapters that address issues of importance to those in the horticulture industry, researchers, faculty, and others.

    The books are an excellent resource for researchers; instructors; students in agriculture, horticulture, environmental science, and other allied subjects; and policymakers.

    Volume 1: The Principles and Applications in Horticultural Science


    Hi-Tech Horticulture and Climate Change; P. K. Ray

    Climate Change and Fruit Production; W. S. Dhillon and P. P. S. Gill

    Climate Change: Impact on Productivity and Quality of Temperate Fruits and Its Mitigation Strategies; Nazeer Ahmed and S. Lal

    Impact of Changing Climate on Productivity of Apple in Himalayas-Urgent Need for Mitigation of Hail Damage; K. K. Jindal

    Empirical Appraisal of Some Weather Parameters Dynamics for Their Possible Implications on Mango Production in Some Important Mango Growing Regions with Special Reference to Lucknow Region of Uttar Pradesh; H. Ravishankar, Tarun Adak, V. K. Singh, B. K. Pandey, A. K., Singh, and B. R. Salvi

    Prospects of Cashew Cultivation under Changing Climatic Conditions; P. L. Saroj and T. R. Rupa

    Protected Cultivation Technologies for Vegetable Cultivation under Changing Climatic Conditions; Balraj Singh and R. K. Solanki

    Climate Change and Its Impact on Productivity and Bioactive Health Compounds of Vegetable Crops; Pritam Kalia and R. K. Yadav

    Functional Physiology in Drought Tolerance of Vegetable Crops: An Approach to Mitigate Climate Change Impact; A. Chatterjee and S. S. Solankey

    Harnessing Heat Stress in Vegetable Crops towards Mitigating Impacts of Climate Change; Shirin Akhtar, Abhishek Naik, and Pranab Hazra

    Climate Change Impact on Black Pepper and Cardamom; K. S. Krishnamurthy, K. Kandiannan, B. Chempakam, S. J. Ankegowda, and M. Anandaraj

    Climate Change: Threat to Floriculture; Anil K. Singh and Anjana Sisodia

    Climate Change: Breeding Strategies to Mitigate Abiotic Stress in Ornamental Crops; K. V. Prasad, T. Janakiram, Sapna Panwar, Bharat Sing Hada, and Prativa Lakhotia

    Bamboo and Sustainable Development with Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges; Kamesh Salam

    Climate Change Effects on Fruit Quality and Post-Harvest Management Practices; M. S. Ladaniya

    Eco-Friendly Postharvest Treatments for Fruits; Ram Asrey and Kalyan Barman

    Effect of Climate Change on Post Harvest Quality of Fruits; Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, V. B. Patel, and M. S. Ahmad

    Impact of Climate Change on Food Safety; H. R. Naik and S. Sheraz Mahdi

    Climate Change, Food Security, and Livelihood Opportunities in Mountain Agriculture; Amit Kumar, Nirmal Sharma, M. S. Ahmad, and Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui



    M. L. Choudhary, PhD , is currently vice chancellor of Bihar Agricultural University in Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India. He received a master's degree in horticulture from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Utter Pradash, India, and his PhD in the USA. The government of India deputed him for an advanced study on Hi-Tech Horticulture and Precision Farming in Israel and Chile. In a career spanning 30 years, he has occupied several executive positions, including horticulture commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture, India; chairman, Coconut Development Board, Kochi (Kerala); Ministry of Agriculture, India; national project director, FAO; visiting scientist at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA; head of the Department of Ornamental Crops, IIHR, Bangalore; and head of the Division in Floriculture at IARI, New Delhi. As horticulture commissioner of the Ministry of Agriculture, India, he conceived, conceptualized, and implemented flagship programs such as the National Horticulture Mission and the National Bamboo Mission and Micro-irrigation. Apart from his professional career, he was also chairman and member secretary of various committees constituted by the government of India as well as state governments. He has guided 18 PhD students and 21 MSc students in the field of horticulture and has published 124 book chapters, 19 books, and 109 research papers of national and international repute. Dr. Choudhary has represented India at various international forums in the capacity of chairman and member. He was also the chairman of the Codex Committee of the Scientific Committee for Organic Standard of Ministry of Commerce. He has been conferred with 15 awards from various scientific and nonscientific organizations and government committees for his outstanding contribution in the field of horticulture/floriculture. He has also been awarded the Fellowship of Horticultural Society of India. Dr. Choudhary in his 30 years of academic, research, and administrative ca

    "Both volumes of the book are very suitable for a broad audience and address the issue head on. The volumes nicely accomplish their goals. The editors have crafted a highly accessible publication that invites readers to digest it in a single sitting, and those who take that opportunity will be pleasantly surprised. The volumes seamlessly interweave thoughts on the history of changes in weather pattern, the dynamics of climate, and its effect on horticulture. Volume 2 ventures into some of the new emerging approaches like use of nana-particles bio chart technologies, home therapy, to name a few. Is change in climate dynamics altering the horticultural scenario? Both volumes of the book agree to the fact. There is a need to protect these valuable crops for sustainability against the climate change scenario. Both volumes contribute well and raise the attention toward the serious issue regarding changes in the climate dynamics affecting horticultural scenario, supporting with strong and justifiable facts."

    Prof. (Dr.) R. S. Dhua, Former Head, Department of Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops, Faculty of Horticulture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India