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Horticulture to Horti-Business

K.L. Chadha (Editor) A K Singh (Editor) V B Patel (Editor)
Synopsis The book delineates precisely the growth of Indian horticulture in the recent past, the role this sector has played in alleviating the malnutrition and income raising and its contribution in overall agricultural GDP of the nation. The role of technologies, be it related to production, development of varieties, use of plastics in crop raising, fertigation, mechanization or crop protection is presented in a simple way. The various roles of biotechnology in horticultural crop improvement in providing superior quality planting material or use of diagnostics to ascertain the health of propagates have been explained in user friendly manner. In view of the changing global market scenario vis-a-vis the strength of Indian horticulture, the new set of strategies and possible ways of their effective adoption has been illustrated theme wise. The most important of them all, among the challenges, is the climate change which has been dealt specifically for its impact on tropical, subtropical or temperate horticulture with special reference to India. The growing role of ICT in trading of horticultural commodities is also highlighted. The content of the book is aimed to benefit researchers, teachers, students and various stakeholders.
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About the authors

K.L. Chadha

Born on November 15, 1936, Dr. K.L. Chadha obtained his Bachelors and Masters degree in Agriculture (Hort) from Punjab University, Chandigarh in 1955 and 1960 respectively. He specialized in viticulture during his doctoral studies at IARI, New Delhi (1960-63). He has been actively associated with teaching, research and development of grapes in his capacity as a Fruit Specialist of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, as a Project Coordinator (Fruits including grapes) at national level, as Director, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore and as ICAR National Professor in Horticulture at IARI, New Delhi. His areas of specialization have been ampelography, training and pruning, nutritioiin and use of growth regulators in grape production. Dr. K.L. Chadha has been Secretary of the “Group on Vitiulture in the Tropics” Gold Medal from Andhra Pradesh Grape Growers’ Association (1994), a silver Plaque from the Maharashtra Research and Development Trust for his outstanding contributioins to grape research and development in the country. He is a Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi (1992) and was awarded Doctorate of Science (Honoris causa) by Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur in 1995. Dr. Chadha has won several prestigiouis awards – Borlaugh Award (1984), Om Prakash Bhasin Award (1992), Dayavati Vira Medal (1993), Pisang Raja Award (1996), and Marigowda Memorial Award (1996). He has edited / written 21 books, 7 bulletins and published 146 research and 136 popular articles. Dr. Chadha is sthe Chief Editor of the series “Advances inHorticulture” published in 13 volumes covering 9,410 pages. He has been President of several Horticultural Socieites..

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A K Singh

A.K. Singh obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. degree in History of Art from the Banaras Hindu University. He has awarded Senior Research Fellowship by the U.G.C.

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Bibliographic information

Title Horticulture to Horti-Business
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788185873534
length xviii+685p., Illustrations; 25cm.