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 two-volume set:
• Provides a recent understanding about climate change effects on horticulture
• Covers unique information regarding important fruit crops, including flowers, spices, and plantation crops
• Serves as an excellent source for researchers to formulate their adaptation and mitigation strategies
• Covers abiotic and biotic stresses in relation to climate change
• Presents environmentally safe and recent technological approaches such as nanotechnology and biodynamics
• Includes case studies
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 2: Impact, Adaptation, and Mitigation
Global Climate Change and Indian Horticulture; K. L. Chadha
Climate Change Prediction: Uncertainties and Accuracies; K. K. Singh
Climate Change and Rainfed Horticulture; N. N. Reddy and B. Venkateswarlu
Climate Resilient Horticulture Based Agrarian Livelihood in the Eastern Region; Bikash Das, V. B. Patel, S. Kumar, and B. P. Bhatt
Climate Resilient Horticulture for North Eastern India; A. K. Jha, V. K. Verma, N. A. Deshmukh, R. K. Patel, and S. V. Ngachan
Climatic issues Affecting Sustainable Litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) Production in Eastern India; Rajesh Kumar
Climate Change Resilient Island Horticulture; D. R. Singh, Shrawan Singh, and S. Dam Roy
Global Climate Change: Myth, Reality, and Mitigation; B. B. Mishra and Richa Roy
Nanotechnology, Plant Nutrition, and Climate Change; S. Kundu, Tapan Adhikari, and A. Subba Rao
Phytopathosystem Modification in Response to Climate Change; Lajja Vati and Abhijeet Ghatak
Soil Fertility Dynamics vis-à-vis Climate Change in Citrus; A. K. Srivastava
Soil Solarization and Moisture Conservation Practices to Combat Climate Change; Pramod Kumar, Som Dev Sharma, Shailendra Kumar Yadav, and Vinod Kumar
Biochar Technology for Sustainable Horticulture; Anshuman Kohli, Yanendra Kumar Singh, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, and Shashi Bhushan Kumar
Mycorrhizal Fungi in Sustainable Horticultural Production under Changing Climate Situations; S. K. Singh, V. B. Patel, A. K. Singh, and M. K. Verma
Impact of Climate Change on Plant Pathogens; Md Abu Nayyer, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, and Kalyan Barman
Quality of Fruits in the Changing Climate; Md Abu Nayyer, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, and Kalyan Barman
Homa Therapy an Effective Tool in Mitigating Soil, Water, and Environmental Crises; R. K. Pathak and Ulrich Berk, E
Awareness about Climate Change: Perception and Action; Aditya and B. Kumar
Climate Change and Indian Agriculture; Md. Hedayetullah, Parveen Zaman, Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Md. Abu Naiyyar, and Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
Climate Change: Impact on Pollinators’ Biodiversity in Vegetable Crops; Tamoghna Saha, Nithya C., and S. N. Ray
Climate Change Impacts on Field and Horticultural Crops with Special Reference to Bihar, Possible Adaptation Strategies and Mitigation Options; A. Abdul Haris, B. P. Bhatt, and Vandna Chhabra
"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