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Propagation of Horticultural Plants: Arid and Semi-Arid Regions

 
R.S. Singh (Author) R. Bhargava (Author)
Synopsis

In semi arid and arid regions of the country, a vast land resource (39.54 m ha) is available which is underutilized, having good potential of expansion for quality production of several horticultural, medicinal, spices, ornamental and crops of economic importance. The horticulture can play vital role in diversification of these untapped natural resources.

The development of arid horticulture is not very old; the published literature on many crops of economic importance and their multiplication is also scanty. Looking to prospects of such underutilized crop, its propagation methodology should be standardized for large scale plantation through availability of quality planting material. The work on production technology of underutilized arid horticultural crops in limited and scattered. Therefore, an effort was made to compile the work done so far in the field of multiplication of semi- arid and arid horticultural plants with special reference to Indian scenario in the form of a book to develop the knowledge base of all those involved in research and development of cold and hot arid lands.

This book will be useful for the scientists, teachers, researchers, students, growers, policy makers and also for the personnel engaged in nursery management. The contributors of different chapters included in the book are well known personality in their field.

Contents: Foreword: Preface; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Propagation through Seeds by R. Bhargava; Chapter 3 Vegetative Propagation by R. Bhargava; Chapter 4 Micro Propagation of Horticultural Crops by Hare Krishna; Chapter 5 Physiology of Rooting and Growth in Fruit Plants by Hare Krishna and S.K. Maheshwari; Chapter 6 Role of Plant Growth Regulators in Propagation of Arid Fruit Plants by N.K.Gupta and Sunita Gupta; Chapter 7 Nursery Management for Production of Quality Planting Materials by R. S. Singh and Hare Krishna; Chapter 8 Ber (Ziziphus mauritiana Lamk.) by R.S. Singh; Chapter 9 Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) by R. S. Singh and B.D. Sharma; Chapter 10 Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) by R.S. Singh; Chapter 11 Aonla (Emblica officinalis Gaertn.) by A.K. Singh and R.S. Singh; Chapter 12 Bael (Aegle marmelos Correa.) by D. Pandey, S.K. Shukla and G. Pandey; Chapter 13 Karonda (Carissa carandas L.) by K.K. Misra and Subhash Chandra Singh; Chapter 14 Fig (Ficus carica L.) by R.S. Singh; Chapter 15 Manila Tamarind (Pithecellobium dulce Roxb.) by R.S. Singh and S.K.Maheshwari; Chapter 16 Custard Apple (Annona squamosa L .) by R.S. Singh and A.K. Singh; hapter 17 Tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.) by J. Suresh, D. Sarla Devi, N. Kumar and S. Anbu; Chapter 18 Wood Apple (Feronia limonia L.) by S.S. Hiwale; Chapter 19 Phalsa (Grewia subinaequalis DC.) by D. B. Singh; Chapter 20 Gangana [Grewia tenax (Forsk.) Fiori.] by J.P. Singh and R.S. Singh; Chapter 21 Mulberry (Morus sp.) by R.S. Singh; Chapter 22 Kair (Capparis decidua Forsk.) by R. Bhargava and R. S. Singh; Chapter 23 Lasoda (Cordia myxa L.) by P.K.Yadav and Vartika Srivastava; Chapter 24 Jamun (Syzygium cuminii Skeels.) by Sanjay Singh and A. K. Singh; Chapter 25 Khirni (Manilkara hexandra (Roxb.) Dub.) by Sanjay Singh and R. S. Singh; Chapter 26 Citrus Fruits by Atul Chandra and M. K.Kaul; Chapter 27 Kamrakh (Averrhoa carambola L.) Vishal Nath and Bikash Das; Chapter 28 Chironji (Buchanania lanzan Spreng.) by Sanjay Singh and A. K. Singh; Chapter 29 Salvadora (Salvadora oleoides) by J.C. Tewari and R. S. Singh; Chapter 30 Noni (Morinda citrifolia L.) by A.K. Singh; Chapter 31 West Indian Cherry (Malphigia puncifolia L. ) by Jasmine Jaya, Swaminathan, A. A. and S. Krishnasamy,; Chapter 32 Mahua (Bassia latifolia Roxb.) by Sanjay Singh and A.K. Singh; Chapter 33 Jojoba [Simmondsia chinensis (Link) Schn.] by J.C. Tewari and R. S. Singh; Chapter 34 Cactus pear [Opuntia ficus indica (L.)Mill.] by R.S. Singh; Chapter 35 Marula nut (Sclerocarya birrea sub sp. caffra) by R.S. Singh; Chapter 36 Propagation of Less Known Shrubs of Hot Arid Region by J. P. Singh and V.S. Rathore; Chapter 37 Propagation of Seed Spice Crops by S.K. Malhotra; Chapter 38 Propagation of Ornamental Plants of Cold Arid Region by B.P. Sharma; Chapter 39 Guggul [Commiphora wightii (Arnott.) Bhand.] by J. P. Singh and R. S. Singh; Chapter 40 Senna (Cassia angustifolia Vahl. ) by R.S. Singh and J. P. Singh; Chapter 41 Henna (Lawsonia inermis L.) by R. S. Singh; Chapter 42 Khejri (Prosopis cineraria) by J.C. Tewari and R.S. Singh; Chapter 43 Indian Aloe (Aloe barbadensis Mill.) by R. S. Singh; Chapter 44 Drumstick (Moringa oleifera Lam.) by K. Krishnakumary and K. V. Suresh Babu; Chapter 45 Management of Diseases and Insects in Nursery Plants by S. K Maheshwari and Hare Krishna.

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About the authors

R.S. Singh

Dr. Ramesh Shanker Singh, Ph.D. (b. 1944) is Deputy Director and Head, Divn. of Plant Sciences and Ecology, Regional Research Laboratory (CSIR),Jorhat, Assam. He did Ph.D. in Agronomy form Agra University in 1972 & worked as a CSIR Research Fellow (1969-72) at National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow. He started his career as Lecturer in Mahabir College Ghaziapur, UP. (1967-69). He joined RRL Jorhat in 1972 & was elevated to the rank of Scientist “F” in 1998. He has significant contributions in R & D work on high yielding varieties of medicinal and aromatic plants and also in transfer of technology to industrial concern. Under his guidance 2 scholars has already obtained Ph.D. degree. He is Executive member of many societies & active member of various professional & academic societies. He has published 85 research papers in national & international journals of repute & written chapters in a few books.

R. Bhargava

R. Bhargava: Principal Scientist (Plant Physiology), Central Institute for Arid Horticulture, Bikaner 334 006, Rajasthan.

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Bibliographic information

Title Propagation of Horticultural Plants: Arid and Semi-Arid Regions
Format Hardcover
Date published: 17.06.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9383305258, 9789383305254
length 566p., Figures; Tables; Colour Plates; 25cm.