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ISBN 9781498796095
Published June 12, 2019 by CRC Press
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Book Description

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

Contents

Foreword............................................................................................................................................ix

Preface...............................................................................................................................................xi

Editors............................................................................................................................................. xiii

Contributors......................................................................................................................................xv

Introduction......................................................................................................................................xix

Chapter 1 Introduction...................................................................................................................1

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

Chapter 2 Composition, Quality and Uses...................................................................................23

Monika Sood and Julie Dogra Bandral

Chapter 3 Structures and Functions............................................................................................. 31

R.M. Sharma, Rajesh Kumar Shukla, and Nav Prem Singh

Chapter 4 Origin, Taxonomy and Distribution............................................................................ 37

A.K. Dubey

Chapter 5 Breeding and Improvement.........................................................................................49

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

Chapter 6 Varieties....................................................................................................................... 81

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

Chapter 7 Tissue Culture........................................................................................................... 121

Anil Kumar Singh, Gyanendra Kumar Rai, Sreshti Bagati, and Sanjeev Kumar

Chapter 8 Markers and Genetic Mapping.................................................................................. 141

Era Vaidya Malhotra and Madhvi Soni

Chapter 9 Climatic Requirements.............................................................................................. 161

R. Yamdagni and A.D. Sharma

Chapter 10 Soil............................................................................................................................ 169

P.K. Rai

Chapter 11 Propagation................................................................................................................ 179

Nimisha Sharma, Laxuman Sharma, and B.P. Singh

Chapter 12 Planting..................................................................................................................... 193

Biswajit Das

Chapter 13 Nutrition....................................................................................................................209

Arti Sharma and Bindiya Sharma

Chapter 14 Water Management....................................................................................................229

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

Chapter 15 Weed Management....................................................................................................269

Manpreet Kour and A.S. Charak

Chapter 16 Mulching...................................................................................................................289

S.K. Singh, Prashant Kalal, and Pramod Kumar

Chapter 17 Flowering................................................................................................................... 301

Kiran Kour, Bikramjit Singh, and Tanjeet Singh Chahal

Chapter 18 Pollination................................................................................................................. 321

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

Chapter 19 Fruit Development..................................................................................................... 335

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

Chapter 20 Use of Plant Bio-regulators.......................................................................................349

V.K. Tripathi, Sanjeev Kumar, and Vishal Dubey

Chapter 21 Special Cultural Practices......................................................................................... 359

O.P. Awasthi and Sunil Kumar

Chapter 22 Protected Cultivation.................................................................................................365

K.K. Pramanick and Poonam Kashyap

Chapter 23 Soilless Culture......................................................................................................... 373

Mahital Jamwal and Nirmal Sharma

Chapter 24 Harvesting.................................................................................................................399

Sushil Sharma and Kuldeep Singh

Chapter 25 Yield and Varietal Performance................................................................................403

Sanjeev Kumar, V.K. Tripathi, and Parshant Bakshi

Chapter 26 Post-Harvest Handling and Storage.......................................................................... 411

B.V.C. Mahajan and Alemwati Pongener

Chapter 27 Value Addition........................................................................................................... 431

Julie Dogra Bandral and Monika Sood

Chapter 28 Physiological Disorders.............................................................................................445

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

Chapter 29 Integrated Disease Management............................................................................... 453

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

Chapter 30 Integrated Insect Pest Management..........................................................................487

Uma Shankar and D. P. Abrol

Chapter 31 Pesticide Residues.....................................................................................................507

Tarun Verma, Beena Kumari, and Kaushik Banerjee

Chapter 32 Production Economics and Marketing...................................................................... 519

Sudhakar Dwivedi and Pawan Kumar Sharma

Chapter 33 Challenges, Potential and Future Strategies.............................................................. 531

K. Kumar

Index............................................................................................................................................... 539

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Editor(s)

Biography

Prof Radha Mohan Sharma did his doctorate in Pomology at the Dr

Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, HP (India)

in 1996, and became Assistant Professor at SKUAST J&K in 1999. Prof.

Sharma has headed the Regional Horticultural Research Sub-Station,

Doda for five years, and served at SKUAST-Jammu for 13 years in various

capacities. He has also served at 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 14 years research experience of temperate fruits, and

has exclusively dealt with the research on strawberry, walnut, apple and

pear. Presently, he is engaged with the research on citrus improvement 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 subtropical areas and development of two acid lime varieties are among his credits. Prof Sharma has

13 years experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, and he has guided 5 MSc

(Fruit Science) students. He has published three books, 12 book chapters and 50 research papers in

national and international journals. He is a Fellow of Horticultural Society of India.

 

Prof Rakesh Yamdagni did his Doctorate in Horticulture at the

Government Agriculture College, Kanpur under Agra University

(now C. S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur)

in 1969, and worked at the Punjab Agriculture University, Hisar (now

Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar)

as Assistant Professor in 1967. Prof Yamdagni served at 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 three

years. Prof Yamdagni has published one book, more than 100 research papers and 150 articles. He

guided 13 PhD and 9 MSc students during his academic carrier.

 

Dr Anil Kumar Dubey did his Doctorate in Horticulture at the 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 the Division of Fruits & Horticultural

Technology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Dr Dubey has made an outstanding contribution in the fields of mango

and citrus improvement and their rootstock standardization. He has

developed nine varieties of fruit crops including mango (four) and citrus

(five), standardized softwood grafting for the Khasi mandarin, identified

salt tolerant rootstocks for citrus fruits and standardized the gamma

irradiation doses and ovule age for maximum recovery of haploids in

citrus. He has guided seven MSc and three PhD students. In addition, he

has published 87 research papers in national and international journals,

3 books, 3 practical manuals, 5 technical bulletins, 27 popular articles

and 17 e-publications. He is the recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Gyan Vigyan Maulik Pusthak Lekhan

Purshkar (Pratham Purshkar) from Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India and Dr Shyam Singh

Best Scientist Award for Citrus from ISC. He is a Fellow of the Horticultural Society of India.

 

Dr Vikramaditya Pandey did his Doctorate degree in Horticulture

at the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (UP) in 1998, and joined

the Agricultural Research Service in 1996. He has served at Central

Horticultural Experiment Station, Bhubaneswar (Odisha), National

Research Centre for Banana, Trichy (TN) and Indian Institute of

Vegetable Research, Varanasi (UP) in various capacities. Presently,

Dr Pandey is working as Principal Scientist (Horticulture) at the

Horticultural Science Division of the Indian Council of Agricultural

Research, and looking after the national coordination and monitoring

of various research and development issues on horticultural crops. He

was involved in evolving three varieties, one each of mango, custard

apple and chilli. He has worked on various aspects of improvement,

production, integrated cropping system and natural resource management in horticultural crops

with special reference to fruits and vegetables. Dr Pandey has published about 40 research papers, 4

books, 10 book chapters, 6 technical bulletins, 21 extension folders and 24 popular articles. He has

visited four central Asian countries to explore the possibilities of developing collaborative research

projects on crops and aspects of mutual interest of partner countries.