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Breeding of Horticultural Crops: Principles and Pactices

N. Kumar (Author)

"The book has been designed with the main consideration to serve a dual purpose of being a text and reference. Keeping this thing in mind the entire book has been divided into three major parts. The first part deals with the principles and methods of breeding adopted in horticultural crops propagated both sexually and asexually. The second and third part deals with the principle and practices in breeding of perennial and annual horticultural crops respectively.

Contents: Foreword. Preface. I. Breeding Methods: 1. Plant introduction. 2. Selection. 3. Hybridisation. 4. Backcross method of breeding. 5. Population improvement. 6. Clonal selection. 7. Apomixis. 8. Heterosis breeding. 9. Mutation breeding. 10. Ploidy breeding. 11. Distant hybridization. 12. Innovative breeding techniques. 13. Breeding methods for improvement of qualitative traits in horticultural crops. II. Principles and Practices in Breeding of Perennial Horticultural Crops: i. Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: 1. Mango. 2. Banana. 3. Citrus. 4. Grapes. 5. Guava. 6. Sapota. 7. Papaya. 8. Pineapple. 9. Litchi. ii. Temperature Fruits: 10. Apple. 11. Peach. 12. Plum. 13. Pear. 14. Apricot. 15. Almond. 16. Walnut. iii. Arid Zone Fruits: 17. Aonla. 18. Ber. 19. Bael. 20. Pomegranate. iv. Spices and Plantation Crops: 21. Black pepper. 22. Cardamom. 23. Tea. 24. Coffee. 25. Cashew. 26. Arecanut. 27. Coconut. 28. Oilplam. v. Flower Crops: 29. Rose. 30. Jasmine. III. Principles and Practices in Breeding of Annual Horticultural Crops: 1. Tomato. 2. Brinjal. 3. Chillies and bell pepper. 4. Bhendi. 5. Amaranthus. 6. Cole crops. 7. Cucurbits. 8. Root crops. 9. Onion. 10. Garden pea. 11. French bean. 12. Tapioca. Suggested readings. Index.

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About the author

N. Kumar

N. Kumar passed his Masters's degree from C.C.S. University, Meerut in 1994. After which he completed his Law degree from C.C.S. University, Meerut in 1997. He holds a PGDCA from Bhimtal, Dist. Nainital and PGDM from I.T.S., Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad. Currently he is engaged with his doctoral research in Economics. He has extensively published papers and research articles in professionals journals on various management problems. He is the author of a number of standard text books.

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Title Breeding of Horticultural Crops: Principles and Pactices
Author N. Kumar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2015
Edition 2nd. rev.ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789383305773
length xii+206p., Illustrations; 25cm.