Desh Beer Singh (Author)
Dr. Desh Beer Singh is presently Principal Scientist (Horticulture) at Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (ICAR), Srinagar, J&K. He got his Masters degree from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana and Ph.D degree in the field of Horticulture from Agra University, Agra. His field of specialization is production and post harvest management of horticultural produce and its value addition. Further he has obtained advanced training from USDA, USA in the field of conservation of plant genetic resources and from RAS, Russia in the field of post harvest management of horticultural produce. Dr. Singh has also identified a new species of banana and several unexploited tribal fruits from Andaman forests. He has contributed 7 bulletins, 8 book chapters, and published more than 70 research papers and 3 books besides 40presentations in various national and international conferences (2 presentations awarded as best paper award). Dr. Singh has also guided students for their master's degree and M.Phil programme. He has been a part time faculty member of Institute of Business Management, Rau Bikaner and is also an invited member in Board of Post of Graduate Studies, Nagaland University, Nagaland. He is also life member of many professional societies like Indian Society of Horticulture, ISAE, and Indian Society of Arid Horticulture. He has been rewarded by SAARC Agricultural Information Center for his success story on production of pineapple round the year in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Poonam Wazir (Author)
Mrs Poonam Wazir, obtained her M.Sc. (Botany) from Central University, Hyderabad and B.Ed from Pondichery University, Pondichery. Besides, being a Bio teacher she has got a keen interest in landscaping and pot culture. She has written a number of articles on management of bonsai and terrarium. She has to her credit several prizes and awards for best display and maintenance of bonsai and terrarium.