Sustainable livelihood security of resource poor farmers is the top priority for the nation today. However, there is wide gap in productivity of various horticultural commodities among different eco-regions, where horticulture can play significant role particularly in arid and semi arid regions, it is far below than the potential productivity. Hence, sustained and steady growth in rural income is critical for positive impact on living standard of various stakeholders. Therefore, an appropriate strategy needs to be devised for such climatically vulnerable regions. The net income of farmers can surely be increased by efficient management of nutrient, water and agri-input, integrated horticulture based farming system, better market price realization, post harvest management and value addition, integration of secondary enterprises and thereby improving productivity of arid and semi-arid horticultural crops. In this book, several such interventions are given in the form of various chapters which will be of immense use improving the productivity and profitability of horticultural commodities.
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Table of Contents
1. Approaches for Improving Productivity and Profitability in Arid Horticulture 2. Integrated Nutrient Management for Horticultural Crops in Arid Region 3. Minimization of Pesticide Residues in Horticulture Produce for Ensuring Higher Returns in Export 4. Varietal Development in Arid Vegetable Crops for Higher Productivity 5. Integrated Disease Management in Arid Horticulture Crops 6. Plant Bio-Regulators for Improving Stress Tolerance for Higher Crop Productivity 7. Mass Multiplication of Quality Planting Material in Horticulture Crops 8. Tissue Culture of Fruit Crops for Quality Planting Materials 9. Strategies for Developing High Density Planting in Semi Arid Fruit Crops for Higher Yield and Returns 10. Canopy Architecture Management for Higher Fruit Production 11. Protected Cultivation Technology for Arid & Semi Arid Region 12. Production of Seed Spices with Saline/ Alkali Soils and Water in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions 13. Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Degraded Arid and Semi-Arid Regions 14. Fruit Cultivation in Salt-Affected Soils: Constraints and Management Options 15. Date Palm Cultivation in Arid Ecosystem 16. Flower Regulation in Pomegranate (Punica Granatum L.) Under Hot Arid Climate 17. Bael: An Emerging Crop of Wastelands 18. Tunnel Technology of Cucurbit Cultivation in Hot Arid Region 19. Diagnosis and Management of Physiological Disorders in Arid Fruit Crops 20. Management of Abiotic Stresses in Horticulture Crops 21. Concept and Strategies for Doubling Farmers Income: Focus on Horticulture 22. Improving Yield and Income of Arid Vegetables 23. High Value Seed Spices for Better Profitability-Doubling Farmers Income 24. Nutritional Security of Semi Arid Farmers Through Underutilized Fruit 25. Crop Regulation in Fruit Crops for Improving Quality and Income of Farmers 26. Soil Health Card and its Importance for Getting Higher Income 27. IPM Strategies in Arid Horticultural Crops for Getting Higher Income Returns 28. Increasing Farmer’s Income from Ber in Arid Regions 29. Pomegranate- A Potential Fruit Crop for Ensuring Income Security of Farmers 30. Doubling Horticultural Productivity Under Khejri Based Cropping Models in Arid Environment 31. Cultivation of Cactus Pear for Higher Income in Arid Zone 32. Harvesting and Handling of Fruits and Vegetable Crops for Higher Income 33. Waste Utilization from Arid Horticultural Crops for Supplementing Farmers’ Income 34. Economic Impact Evaluation of Agricultural Management Projects in Arid Region 35. Interfacing Technologies and the Needs the Farm Women in Horticultural Sector 36. Adoption of Improved Varieties of Kachri and its Economic Impact in Arid Region 37. Socio-Economic Importance of Cucurbitaceous Vegetables in Hot Arid Zones of India
M.K. Jatav, ICAR-Central Institute for Arid Horticulture, Rajasthan, India
P.L. Saroj, ICAR-Central Institute for Arid Horticulture, Rajasthan, India
B.D. Sharma, ICAR-Central Institute for Arid Horticulture, Rajasthan, India