750 Pages 33 Color & 49 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    750 Pages 33 Color & 49 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This timely two-volume compendium, Sustainable Horticulture, addresses the most important topics facing horticulture around the world today. The volumes cover a wide range of topical issues and trends in sustainable horticulture today: Volume 1: Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvements, and Volume 2: Food, Health, and Nutrition.

    Global food demand is expected to be double by 2050, while at the same time the production environment and natural resources are continually shrinking and deteriorating due to many complex factors. Horticulture, a major sector of agriculture, is vital to enhancing crop production and productivity in parity with agricultural crops to meet the emerging food demand. Implementing sustainable models of crop production is really an enormous endeavor. Promising technologies and management options are needed to increase productivity to meet the growing food demand despite deteriorating production environments.



    Trends in Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 1: Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvement

    Citrus Germplasm at Original Home Warrants Documentation and Conservation

    R. K. Bhattacharyya

    Medicinal Orchids of Mizoram and Habit Approach for Conservation

    Vanlalruati , T. Mandal, S. Pradhan, and Vanlalremruati Hnamte

    Varietal Wealth of Turf Grasses at Iari

    Babita Singh, S. S. Sindhu, and Namita

    Local Germplasm and Landraces of Vegetables: Availability, Market Price and Perception of Consumer

    Anjana Pradhan, Laxuman Sharma, S. Manivannan, and Karma Diki Bhutia

    Horticulture for Sustainable Development in India

    K. L. Chadha

    Organic Fruit Production in India: Present Situation and Future Prospects

    S. K. Mitra, Hidangmayun L. Devi, and K. S. Thingreingam Irenaeus

    Tropical Fruit Tree Architectural Management in Thailand

    Narong Chomchalow and Prem Na Songkhla

    Organizing Market Led Extension in Horticulture for Less Favored Areas (NEH): Challenges and Opportunities

    V. K. Jayaraghavendra Rao

    Transforming Marketing Linkages in Horticulture through Effective Institutions and Innovative Agri-Business Models

    Vasant P. Gandhi

    Status and Strategic Plan for the Sustainable Development of Horticulture Sector in Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep Groups of Islands, India: Horticultural Development in Tropical Indian Islands

    R. K. Gautam, S. Dam Roy, Ajit Arun Waman, Pooja Bohra, I. Jaisankar, V. Damodaran, K. Sakthivel, and T. Bharathimeena

    Organic Vegetables Farming and its Prospects in Pakyong East District of Sikkim, India

    Anjana Pradhan, Deeki Lama Tamang, Sangay Gyampo Bhutia, and Pabitra Subba

    Organic Nutrient Management for Improving the Fruit Quality of Mango Cv. Alphonso

    H. Lembisana Devi, Y. T. N. Reddy, Thejangulie Angami, Prativa Sahu, E. Reang, G. S. Yadav, and B. Das

    Organic Production of Turmeric in Northeastern India: Constraint and Opportunities

    Mary Chinneithiem Haokip, Akoijam Ranjita Devi, and Khumbar Debbarma

    Organic Horticulture for Sustainable Development: Strategic Opportunities and Relevance in the Indian Perspective

    T. K. Hazarika

    Effect of Zinc and Boron on Growth, Yield and Economics of Cultivation of Onion (Allium cepa L.) Cv. Agrifound Dark Red in Nagaland, India

    Khatemenla, V. B. Singh, Trudy A. Sangma, and Lalngaihwami

    Effect of Different Nutrient Management on Productivity of Potato (Var. Kufri Jjyoti) and Soil Nutrient Status in New Alluvial Zone of West Bengal, India

    Priyanka Irungbam and Mahadev Pramanick

    Impact of Enriched Composts and Bio-Inoculants on Symbiotic, Growth, Yield and Quality Parameters in Garden Pea (Pisum sativum L.) Under Organic Farming Conditions

    Sanjay Chadha, Akashdeep Singh, and Sangeeta Kanwar

    Influence of Organic Wastes Amendment in the Soil of a Jhum Fallow

    Angom Sarjubala Devi and Lalbiakdiki Royte

    Effect of Biofertilizer Consortium, FYM, Enriched Compost and Chemical Fertilizers on Sustainable Production and Profitability of Garden Pea (Pisum sativum L.) in the Plains of Assam, North East India

    Trudy A. Sangma, L. Saikia, Khatemenla, and Rokozeno

    Kendu- an Underexploited Forest Fruit Species for Poverty Alleviation of Tribals

    Debjit Roy, Subhasis Kundu and Bikash Ghosh

    Proline Accumulation Under Drought Stress in Onion (Allium cepa L.) Cultivars

    K. Riazunnisa and G. Sai Sudha

    A Statistical Study on Pineapple in North- Eastern States of India for Sustainable Policy Development

    Krajairi Mog, Sh. Herojit Singh, and Anurup Majumder

    Performance of Horticulture Crops under Sloping Agriculture Land Technology in Hilly Terrains of Mizoram, India

    F. Lalnunmawia, B. Gopichand, Tawnenga, R. Lalfakzuala, and F. Lalriliana

    Changes in Vitamin C Content During the Various Stages of Ripening of Citrus grandis: A Major Fruit Crop of Sikkim, India

    Yengkokpam Ranjana Devi, Puthem Mineshwor, and Rocky Thokchom

    Fruit Setting, Yield and Economics of Ber (Ziziphus mauritiana Lamk) Cv. ‘Bau Kul-1’ to the Exposure of Growth Regulators and Micronutrients

    Sayan Sau, Debjit Roy, Bikash Ghosh, Indrani Majumder, Subhasis Kundu, and Sukamal Sarkar

    Impact of Various Pruning Levels on Petiole Nutrient Status, Physiology, Yield and Quality of Grape (Vitis vinifera L.) Cv. Italia

    S. Senthilkumar, R. M. Vijayakumar, K. Soorianathasundaram, and D. Durga Devi

    Green Space for Sustainable Disaster Management

    Jenny Zoremtluangi, Vanlalruati, and Vanlalremruati Hnamte

    Effect of Organic and Inorganic source of NPK on Plant Growth, Spike Yield and Quality of Gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflorus) cv. Jester

    V. M. Prasad, Devi Singh, and Balaji Vikram

    Effect of Plant Growth Regulators on Growth, Flowering and Corm Production of Gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflorus) cv. Jester

    V. M. Prasad, Devi Singh, and Balaji Vikram

    Effect of Iba and Different Rooting Media on Fig Cuttings

    Megha H. Dahale, G.S. Shinde, S.G. Bharad, P.K. Nagre, and D.N. Muske

    New Dynamics in Breeding of Horticultural Crops

    Thaneshwari and C. Aswath

    Peppers (Capsicum spp.): Domestication and Breeding for Global Use

    S. Kumar, H. C. Shieh, S. W. Lin, R. Schafleitner, L. Kenyon, R. Srinivasan, J. F. Wang, A. W. Ebert, and Y. Y. Chou

    Detection of Phytophthora Using Molecular and Immunological Approaches in Citrus Spp.

    S. J. Gahukar, Deepa N. Muske, Amrapali A. Akhare, R. G. Dani, and R. M. Gade

    Discrimination of Phytophthora as a Devasting Fungus of Citrus Orchard from Other Fungi Using Molecular Approach

    Deepa N. Muske, S. J. Gahukar, Amrapali A. Akhare, and R. G.Dani

    Genetic Diversity and Heritability in Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.). Genotypes

    Umakant Singh, Devi Singh, and V. M. Prasad

    Performance Study of Tuberose in the Gangetic Plains of West Bengal, India

    Vanlalruati T. Mandal and Jenny Zoremtluangi

    Genotypic Performance on Growth and Yield in Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.). Genotypes

    Uma Kant Singh, Devi Singh, and V. M. Prasad


    Trends in Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 2: Food, Health, and Nutrition

    Emerging Fruit Juice Processing Technologies: Quality Improvement

    Chandran Somasundram, Zuliana Razali, and Vicknesha Santhirasegaram

    Development of Post Harvest Processing Technology for Ginger, Turmeric and Chilli in Mizoram

    Pradip K. Chatterjee, and George Srzednicki

    Waste Products of Horticultural Crops: An Alternative for Developing Entrepreneurship

    Amritesh C. Shukla

    Osmotic Dehydration of Mango Varieties Alphonso and Totapuri

    J. Lenka and R. B. Tiwari

    Breadnut: Innovative Products for the Agro Food Sector

    S. Subramaniam, N. Ramburn, and R. Chacoory

    Storage Study of Jamun-Aonla Blended Ready-to-Serve Beverages

    Preeti Singh, Neelima Garg, and Sanjay Kumar

    Development of Blended Aonla Squash

    Neelima Garg, Sanjay Kumar, Preeti Singh, and Kaushlesh K. Yadav

    Saccharomyces cerevisiae Post- Harvest Dip Treatment for Improving Quality and Storability of Mango (Mangifera indica cv. Dashehari)

    Bharati Killadi, Neelima Garg, Rekha Chaurasia, Kaushlesh K. Yadav, and D. K. Shukla

    Postharvest Quality Evaluation of Winter Annuals

    Sellam Perinban, Babita Singh, Jayoti Majumder, and Puja Rai

    Optimizing the Shelf Life of Whole and Fresh Cut Breadfruit in Mauritius

    Roop Soodha Munbodh

    Standardization of Dehydration Techniques of Some Ornamental Foliages

    Moumita Malakar, Sukanta Biswas, and Pinaki Acharyya

    Dependence on Non-Timber Forest Products from Community Forest as a Safety Net for Livelihood Security Among the Villagers of Mamit District, Mizoram

    K. Lalhmingsangi and U. K. Sahoo

    Effects of Black Rot on the Antioxidant Properties of Morris and Sarawak Pineapple (Ananas comosus)

    Hasvinder Kaur Baldev Singh, Vicknesha Santhirasegaram, Zuliana Razali, and Chandran Somasundram

    Essential Oils as Green Pesticides for Plant Protection in Horticulture

    Murray B. Isman and Rita Seffrin

    Integrated Health Management in Horticultural Crops

    Ajanta Birah and C. Chattopadhyay

    Technology for Diagnosis of Plant Viruses in Horticultural Crops in India

    Bikash Mandal

    Acaricidal Activity of Petroleum Ether Extract from Seed of Custard Apple, Annona squamosa L. (Annonaceae) Against Red Spider Mite, Oligonychus coffeae (Nietner) Infesting Tea

    Biplab Tudu and Sibdas Baskey

    Evaluation of Some Plant Extracts Against Early Blight of Tomato Under Net House Condition

    Manisha Dubey, T. S. Thind, S. K. Jindal, and R. K. Dubey

    Bio-Efficacy of Eco-Friendly Pesticides on the Management of Spodoptera litura (Fab.) on Cabbage

    R. Mandi and A. Pramanik

    Foliose Lichen Species: A Potential Source for Bio-Control Agent Against Colletotrichum capsici

    M. Chinlampianga, A. C. Shukla, A. R. Logesh, and D. K. Upreti

    Fungal Diseases of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants and Their Biological Management

    Ramesh S. Yadav and Amritesh C. Shukla

    Broad Spectrum of Indian Peppermint Oil Against Disease Causing Human Bacterial Pathogens

    Awadhesh Kumar, Amritesh C. Shukla, and Anupam Dikshit

    Underexploited Vegetables in North Eastern India: A Gateway to Food Security

    B. Lalramhlimi, Akoijam Ranjita Devi, and Khaidem Nirja

    Essential Oil of Thymus saturejoides Coss., in the High Atlas of Morocco: From Traditional Medicine to Community Natural Product Development

    Bernadette Montanari and Amritesh C. Shukla

    Potent Nutrimental and Ethnomedicinal Horticultural Flora from North Central Terai Forests of U.P. India

    S. C. Tripathi and T. P. Mall

    Elemental Determination of Two Medicinal Plants of Mizoram Using EDXRF

    R. Lawmzuali, K. Birla Singh, and N. Mohondas Singh



    Debashis Mandal, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants at Mizoram University in Aizawl, India. Dr. Mandal started his academic career as Assistant Professor at Sikkim University. He had post doctoral research experience as a project scientist at the Precision Farming Development Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He has done research on sustainable hill farming for the past seven years and has published 18 research papers and three book chapters in reputed journals and books. He is a working member of the global working group on Lychee and Other Sapindaceae Crops, International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) Belgium and as Editor-in-Lead (Hort.) for the International Journal of Bio Resources & Stress Management. In addition, he is a consultant horticulturist to the Department of Horticulture and Agriculture (Research and Extension), Government of Mizoram, India, where he works on various research projects. He has visited many countries for his work, including Thailand, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Vietnam, and South Africa.


    Amritesh C. Shukla, DPhil, DSc, is currently Department of Botany, University of Lucknow, India. He was formerly a Professor in the Department of Horticulture, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, Mizoram University, Aizawl, India. He began his academic career as Associate Professor at the same university.

    He has more than 20 years of experience on natural products and drug development and standardized various scientific methods viz., MSGIT, MDKT, MS-97, NCCLS (2002-03). He has developed six commercial herbal formulations and holds four patents. He has published 75 research papers and 15 book chapters. He has also authored six books and handled many externally funded research projects. He is a Fellow of five national and international scientific societies and also a Visiting Professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and the University of Mauritius. In addition, Dr. Shukla is working as an Editor, Associate Editor, and editorial board member of many internationally reputed journals, including the American Journal of Food Technology, Journal of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Research Journal of Medicinal Plants, etc. He has also been the visiting scientist at universities in Australia, Germany, China, and USA.

    Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Scientist in the Department of Food Science and Post-Harvest Technology, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, India, and author or co-author of 31 peer-reviewed research articles, 26 book chapters, two manuals, and 18 conference papers. He has 11 edited and an authored books to his credit, published by Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, and Apple Academic Press. Dr. Siddiqui has established the international peer-reviewed Journal of Postharvest Technology. He is Editor-in-Chief of two book series (Postharvest Biology and Technology and Innovations in Horticultural Science), published by Apple Academic Press. Dr. Siddiqui is also a Senior Acquisitions Editor in Apple Academic Press, New Jersey, USA, for Horticultural Science. He has been serving as an editorial board member and active reviewer of several international journals.

    Dr. Siddiqui has received several grants and respected awards for his research work by a number of organizations. He is an active member of the organizing committees of several national and international seminars, conferences, and summits. He is one of key members in establishing the WORLD FOOD PRESERVATION CENTER (WFPC), LLC, USA, and is currently an active associate and supporter.

    Dr. Siddiqui acquired a BSc (Agriculture) degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, India. He received his MSc (Horticulture) and PhD(Horticulture) degrees from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, India, with specialization in Postharvest Technology. He is a member of Core Research Group at the Bihar Agricultural University (BAU), which provides appropriate direction and assistance in prioritizing research.


    "A MAJOR PIECE OF SCHOLASTIC WORK THAT COVERS THE ENTIRE GAMUT OF THE STUDY OF HORTICULTURE, ranging from the diversity, genetics, biotechnology, crop improvement, field production, crop protection, postharvest management, processing, marketing, as well as the health and nutrition aspects. The geographical focus of both volumes is South East Asia, with emphasis on the vast Indian subcontinent and associated islands. It provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of the various aspects of the horticultural scenario in India and other countries in the region. Taken together, the two volumes make for VERY INTERESTING INSTRUCTIVE, AND INFORMATIVE READING. They will serve as reference materials for several years to come."

    —Professor S. Facknath, PhD (UK), PhD (Mtius), Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mauritius