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Citrus Nutrition

Shyam Singh (Author) A K Srivastava (Author)
Synopsis Citrus Nutrition has been the subject of exclusive investigation worldover during the last 50 years or so, effectively. Resultantly, innumerable technologies came into practice in many commercial citrus orchards, needless to elucidate the consequences of these. However in the light of changing global environment and consequent upon them, the newly emerging nutritional problems made citrus nutrition, a more popular and burning issue with regard to sustaining the quality citrus production. Precise identification of nutrient constraints right at the field, an effective amelioration technology, combating various limitations offered by soil, and accordingly simulating the nutritional requirement through studies on root configuration, characterizing nutrient uptake behaviour, and addressing salinity borne problems besides using organic citrus culture, all constitute important components of an effective citrus nutrition programme. These issues are portrayed nicely with the help of 17 chapters supported by nearly 5000 citations which promises to attract a worldwide readership.
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About the authors

Shyam Singh

Born on 2nd July 1946 at Saharanpur (U.P.), obtained his Ph.D. degree in horticulture from Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur, Rajasthan. Fakhruddin Ali Ahemd laureate, Dr. Shyam Singh is presently working as Director, National Research Centre for Citrus, (ICAR), Nagpur. Earlier served as the Head, Division of Horticulture and Plantation crops at CARI, Port Blair and Director of Agriculture, A&N Islands, Port Blair and 17 years as pioneer Horticulturist in tribal areas of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Andman & Nicobar Islands. His research accomplishments spanning over 30 years encompass development of useful agro-techniques in fruits, vegetables, plantation, spices and ornamental crops. Besides these distinctions has a vast experience of research, extension, teaching and administration, which owe him a high profile Horticulturist of eminence. He has 334 publications to his credit which include research papers, articles, books, technical bulletins, extension folders, extension bulletins besides 428 press coverage, 108 training programmes and 75 radio talks. Recently, Dr. Shyam Singh was honoured with the National Magnum Honour Award-1999 under the category DESH MITRA SANMAN PARITOSHIK for special contributions in the development of Indian Horticulture, FERTILIZER ASSOCIATION OF INDIA SILVER JUBILEE AWARD-2000 for outstanding contribution in the field of Fertiliser Management and NETAJI SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE-NATIONAL AWARD-2001, for excellence and contribution in Indian Horticulture.

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A K Srivastava

Prof. A.K. Srivastava is presently working as Director, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal.

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Title Citrus Nutrition
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 818586053X
length viii+968p., Figures; Tables; Col. plates; References; Index; 25cm.