Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 2: Food, Health, and Nutrition addresses some of the most important topics facing horticulture around the world today. This volume, part of the two-volume compendium, focuses on research trends in sustainable horticulture that include postharvest management and processed food production from horticulture crops, crop protection and plant health management, and horticulture for human 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.
Table of Contents
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
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 book 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