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.
Table of Contents
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
"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