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Soil and Orchard Management

K K Sharma (Author) Nav Prem Singh (Author)

This book provides ample knowledge on orchard and Soil Management in general and cultivation technology of commercial fruits of North Indian Plains in particular for the teachers, students and orchardists. It will be very beneficial for the research planners and research workers to formulate policies and projects. The recommendations made in this book for the cultivation of different fruits shall help in the production of high quality fruits with higher yields, for long time consistently and economically. Orcharding shall become a highly remunerative venture by following the practices presented in book in simple language. The recommended actions on nutrition, pest and disease management shall protect the soil health and environment from further deterioration. The information given for the preparation of various solutions e.g. NAA, IBA, Bordeaux paste, paint and Bordeaux mixture etc. shall be very useful for the field workers.

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About the authors

K K Sharma

Dr. K.K. Sharma, Ex Director, fruits Research Station, Ganging, Hoshiarpur (PAU).

Nav Prem Singh

Dr. Nav Prem Singh was born on 13th October 1971 at Amritsar and completed his B.Sc. Hons. (Agriculture) from Khalsa College, Amritsar in 1994, M. Sc. (Pomology) and Ph.D. (Pomology) in 1997 and 2002 respectively from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. He served as Agricultural Development Officer (P.A.S.-I) from September, 2000 to May, 2003 and thereafter worked as Assistant Horticulturist at RFRS, Bahadurgarh (Patiala) and served as Incharge, Fruit Resarch Station, Gangian (Dasuya) Hoshiarpur from April, 2006 to June, 2008. Presently, he is working as Assistant Professor of Horticulture, in Department of Horticulture, Punjab Agricultural University and is involved in teaching, research and extension activities. He is working on the crop improvement, propagation and production technology in mango, litchi, citrus, pomegranate and pears. He has widely surveyed and evaluated indigenous mango germplasm in sub mountain region of Punjab. He is associated in the development of sucking mango variety ‘Gangian Sindhuri’ and his three recommendations regarding production technology of fruits are included in package and practices published by PAU. He published six book chapters, 30 research papers and extension articles in reputed national and international journals/scientific magazines.

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Bibliographic information

Title Soil and Orchard Management
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170356849, 9788170356844
length x+377p., Illustrations; 23cm.