Strawberries: Production, Postharvest Management and Protection, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover


Production, Postharvest Management and Protection, 1st Edition

Edited by R M Sharma, Rakesh Yamdagni, A K Dubey, Vikramaditya Pandey

CRC Press

544 pages | 156 Color Illus.

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This book provides unparalleled integration of fundamentals and most advanced management to make this strawberry crop highly remunerative besides enhancing per capita availability of fruit even in the non-traditional regions of the world.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

V. Pandey, R. M. Sharma, R. Yamdagni, A.K.Dubey and Tushar Uttamrao Jadhav

2. Composition, Quality Attributes and Uses

Monika Sood and Julie D. Bandral

3. Structures and Functions

R. M. Sharma, R. K. Shukla and Nav Prem Singh

4. Origin, Taxonomy and Distribution

A.K. Dubey

5. Breeding and Improvement

R.K. Salgotra, Manmohan Sharma and Anil Kumar Singh

6. Varieties

V.K. Tripathi, R.M. Sharma and Sanjeev Kumar

7. Tissue Culture

Anil Kumar Singh, G. K. Rai, Sreshti Bagati and Sanjeev Kumar

8. Markers and Genetic Mapping

Era Vaidya Malhotra and Madhvi Soni

9. Climatic Requirements

R. Yamdagni and A. D. Sharma

10. Soil

P.K. Rai

11. Propagation

Nimisha Sharma, Laxuman Sharma and B. P. Singh

12. Planting

Biswajit Das

13. Nutrition

Arti Sharma and Bindiya Sharma

14. Water Management

V. Pandey, R. M. Sharma, Dinesh Kumar, S. D. Sharma and S.K. Jena

15. Weed Management

Manpreet Kour and A. S. Charak

16. Mulching

S.K.Singh, Prashant Kalal and Pramod Kumar

17. Flowering

Kiran Kour, Bikramjit Singh and Tanjeet Singh Chahal

18. Pollination

M.S. Khan, Poonam Srivastava and R.M. Srivastava

19. Fruit Development

Sangita Yadav, Sandeep Kumar, Seema Sangwan and Shiv K. Yadav

20. Use of Plant Bio-regulators

V.K. Tripathi, Sanjeev Kumar and Vishal Dubey

21. Special Cultural Practices

O. P. Awasthi and Sunil Kumar

22. Protected Cultivation

K. K. Pramanick and Poonam Kashyap

23. Soilless Culture

Mahital Jamwal and Nirmal Sharma

24. Harvesting

Sushil Sharma and Kuldeep Singh

25. Yield and Varietal Performance

Sanjeev Kumar, V.K. Tripathi and Parshant Bakshi

26. Post-harvest Handling and Storage

B.V.C. Mahajan and Alemwati Pongener

27. Value Addition

Julie D. Bandral and Monika Sood

28.Physiological Disorders

A.K. Goswami, S.K. Singh and Satyabrata Pradhan

29. Integrated Disease Management

M.K. Pandey, B.K. Pandey and A.K. Tiwari

30. Integrated Insect Pest Management

Uma Shankar and D. P. Abrol

31. Pesticide Residues

Tarun Verma, Beena Kumari and Kaushik Banerjee

32. Production Economics and Marketing

Sudhakar Dwivedi and Pawan Kumar Sharma

33. Challenges, Potential and Future Strategies

K. Kumar

About the Editors

Prof. R.M. Sharma did his doctorate in Pomology from Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, HP (India) during 1996, and joined as Asstt. Professor at SKUAST J&K in 1999. Prof. Sharma has headed Regional Horticultural Research Sub-Station, Doda for five years, and served SKUAST-Jammu for thirteen years in various capacities. He has also served RVSKVV, Gwalior, MP (India) as Professor (Hort.) for one year. Presently, Prof. Sharma is working as Principal Scientist in the Division of Fruits & Horticultural Technology, ICAR Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi (India). Prof. Sharma has about fourteen years experience of temperate fruits, and have exclusively dealt with the research on strawberry, walnut, pear and apple. Presently, he is engaged with the research on citrus breeding and rootstock research. Establishment of field gene bank of temperate fruits, identification of elite clones of walnut and Ambri apple, varietal evaluation and standardization of propagation technique of strawberry in sub-tropical areas and development of two acid lime varieties go into his credit. Prof. Sharma has ten years experience of teaching UG and PG students, and has guided three M Sc (Fruit Science) students. He has published three books, twelve book chapters and 45 research papers in national and international journals. He has also handled six externally funded projects on various aspects of fruit crops.

Prof. Rakesh Yamdagni did his Doctorate in Horticulture from Government Agriculture College, Kanpur under Agra University (now C.S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur) in 1969, and joined at Hisar under Punjab Agriculture University (now Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar) as Asstt. Professor in 1967. Dr Yamdagni served Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar for more than 30 years in the capacities of Head, Department of Horticulture, Head, Department of Forestry, Regional Director of Research for Dryland Agriculture and Director of Extension Education. He also worked as Vice Chancellor, Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad (UP) for 3 years. Dr Yamdagni has published one book, over 100 research papers and 150 articles. He guided 13 Ph D and 09 M Sc students during his academic carrier.

Dr A. K. Dubey did his Doctorate in Horticulture from C.S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur in 1996, and joined Agriculture Research Services in 1995. Presently Dr Dubey is working as Principal Scientist at Division of Fruits & Horticultural Technology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. Dr Dubey has given outstanding contribution in the fields of mango and citrus improvement and their rootstock standardization. He has developed four varieties of mango, two of sweet orange and three varieties of acid lime, recommended high yielding varieties of citrus fruits for commercial cultivation in different agro-climatic regions, standardized softwood grafting for Khasi mandarin, identified dwarfing rootstock for sweet orange cv. Musambi and salt tolerant rootstocks for citrus, developed technologies for mitigating NaCl stress effects in citrus, and standardized the gamma irradiation doses and ovule age for maximum recovery of haploids in citrus. He has guided 07 M Sc and 03Ph D students as Major Adviser. In addition, publication of 72 research papers in national and international journals, 03 books, 03 practical manuals, 04 technical bulletins, 27

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General