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Handbook of Edible Fruits

 
S.K. Bhattacharjee (Author) L C De (Author)
Synopsis A most comprehensive book on fruit crop with exclusive and elaborate information on various aspects of large number of edible fruits in a single publication is the first of its kind. Emphasising the global scenario this publication is planned in 24 interesting chapters with upto date knowledge. It includes 201 genera and more than 630 species of major and minor fruits, with special reference to taxonomical details, origin and distribution, climate and soil, cultivation practices, including major insect pests and diseases and their control measures, as well as importance and uses. This book will be useful to the students, teachers, scientists, researchers, technologists, planners, amateurs, farmers, commercial fruit growers, processors and exporters.
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About the authors

S.K. Bhattacharjee

Prof. Supriya Kumar Bhattacharjee is an eminent scientist in the field of horticulture, retired as Project Coodinator, all India Coordinated Research Project on Floriculture, Indian council of Agricultural Research, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, on January 31, 2003. He obtained his M.Sc. (Ag.) in Horticulture from Calcutta University. He is also a diploma holder in Business Management and Industrial Administration, United Nations studies and Landscape Architecture. He has 38 years research, teaching, management, developmental and administrative experience in private organisations, Indian Botanic Gardens, Botanical Survey of India, State Agricultural Universitites and ICAR Institutes. He was Head of the Division of Medicinal and Aromatic Crops, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Bangalore. He has also served as Professor of Horticulture and Professor in charge, North Bengal Campus, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Visvavidyalaya, Cooch-Behar, West Bengal, which has later converted into a full-fledged Agricultural University presently named as Uttar Banga Krishi Visvavidyalaya. While serving in private organisations, he has laid out many landscape gardens in different agro-climatic conditions of the country, collected a wide range of indigenous and exotic plants from India and abroad and propagated tem on a large scale for use in gardens. Prof. Bhattacharjee has visited several foreign countries. He has published about 400 research papers and popular scientific articles in journals of national and international repute. He is the author of seven books among which Advanced commercial Floriculture, Handbook of Medicinal Plants have been widely acclaimed and well-received.

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L C De

Dr. Lakshman Chandra De is a Senior Scientist in the field of horticulture, presently working as Joint Director, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Arunachal Pradesh Centre, Basar, Arunachal Pradesh. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Horticulture with specilaisation in Floriculture from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He has eight years of research and extension and two years administrative experience. He has published 45 research paprs in reputed journals and written 22 research abstracts, 21 popular articles and one research bulletin. He is the co-author of a most popular and valued book entitled Advanced Commercial Floriculture (in 2 volumes). He is a member of several scientific societies and referee of reputed journals.

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Bibliographic information

Title Handbook of Edible Fruits
Format Hardcover
Date published: 11.11.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher 101 Moments
Language: English
isbn 8179102626
length xxvi+510p., Tables, 254 Plates,