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Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 1
Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvement

ISBN 9781774631249
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
502 Pages 27 Color & 46 B/W Illustrations

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Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 1: Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvements is part of a two-volume compendium that addresses the most important topics facing horticulture around the world today.

Volume 1, on Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvement, outlines the contemporary trends in sustainable horticulture research, covering such topics as crop diversity, species variability and conservation strategies, production technology, tree architecture management, plant propagation and nutrition management, organic farming, and new dynamics in breeding and marketing of horticulture crops.

Sections include:

  • Genetic Resources & Biodiversity Conservation

  • Production & Marketing of Horticulture Crops

  • Crop Improvement & Biotechnology

Together with Volume 2: Food, Health, and Nutrition, this two-volume compendium presents an abundance of new research on sustainable horticulture that will be valuable for a broad audience, including students of horticulture, faculty and instructors, scientists, agriculturists, government and nongovernment organizations, and other industry professionals.

Table of Contents

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

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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.


"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