Doubling Farmers Income Through Horticulture

by al., K. L. Chadha et.

ISBN: 9789386071774
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2021
Price : Rs. 25995.00
Biblio : xxvi+954p., col.figs., tabls., 29cm

Author Profile

Dr. K.L. Chadha (Padma Shri Awardee) is currently President of the Horticultural Society of India and also Adjunct Professor (Hort.) at IARI. He received M.Sc. (Hort.) degree from Punjab University, Chandigarh and Ph.D. from IARI, New Delhi. He had served in various capacities at IARI, New Delhi, PAU, Ludhiana and Central Mango Research Station, Lucknow. He was the Director, IIHR, Bengaluru, Horticulture Commissioner and Executive Director, National Horticulture Board, Govt. of India; DDG (Hort.), ICAR and ICAR-National Professor (Hort.) at IARI. Dr. S.K. Singh is presently the Head, Division of Fruits and Horticultural Technology, IARI, New Delhi. He received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Horticulture from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and joined Agricultural Research Service in 1994. He is involved in teaching and improvement of mango & grape. He has developed three extra-early grape varieties and production technology of mango and grape. Dr. Singh is working on biotechnological application and marker-assisted breeding in fruit crops. Dr. Pritam Kalia is the former Head, Division of Vegetable Science at IARI, New Delhi. He has significantly contributed in the field of vegetable breeding and developed 28 varieties/ hybrids of different vegetable crops. He pioneered popularizing exotic vegetable crops broccoli and leek by developing indigenous varieties for diversification and nutrition. Dr. W.S. Dhillon is presently the Assistant Director General (Hort-I) at Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. He did M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. He has developed 10 varieties of fruit crops; 1 rootstock; and 35 technologies on propagation, production, protection and post-harvest management. He also served as Director, Punjab Horticultural Post-harvest Technology Centre (PHPTC), Ludhiana. Dr. T.K. Behera is presently Professor of Vegetable Science at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He received M.Sc. (Ag.) and Ph.D. in Horticulture from OUAT, Bhubaneshwar and IARI, New Delhi. He has significantly contributed in the field of vegetable breeding and developed 14 varieties/hybrids of cucurbitaceous vegetable crops. He introgressed gy-1 (gynoecious habit) gene into commercial varieties of bitter gourd and first time developed bitter gourd variety for cultivation under protected structures. Dr. Jai Prakash is presently the Senior Scientist at the Division of Fruits and Horticultural Technology, IARI, New Delhi. He received M.Sc. (Hort.) from CSAUA&T, Kanpur and Ph.D. degree in Horticulture from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and joined Agricultural Research Service of ICAR in 2003. He is serving ICAR for the last 14 years and is involved in research & teaching and has developed improved papaya and pineapple varieties.

About The Book

This book is a compendium of 108 lead papers presented by R&D workers from various national and international institutions including industry during the four day 7th Indian Horticulture Congress-2016 held from November 15-18, 2016 by the Horticultural Society of India, New Delhi to commemorate its Diamond Jubilee. The book analyses the contribution which various strategies can make to doubling of farmers income by 2022 as envisioned by the Prime Minister of India. Contribution cover role of improved varieties, technologies, input management, disease and pest management, mechanization, quality improvement, post-harvest management, value-addition, marketing and trade, skill development and policy interventions and frontier technologies in different horticultural crops. It is hoped that the book will be of interest to all interested in technology-led Horticulture development and benefit the researchers, students, teachers, development workers, policy makers, and all amateurs and professional.

Table of Contents

1.Production of Quality Planting Material in Fruit Crops: A Pre- Requisite for High Productivity 2: An Integrated Citrus Propagation Programme for Improving Production and Proftability 3: Improving Availability and Quality of Vegetable Seeds for Higher Proftability 4: Plug Plant Production of Horticultural Crops through Hi-Tech Nursery Raising 5: Grafting for High Productivity and Proftability in Vegetable Crops 6: Micropropagation for Mass Production of Horticultural Crops 7: Diagnostics for Management of Viral Diseases in Horticultural Crops 8: Role of Biotechnology for the Improvement of Production, Productivity and Resistance in Vegetable Crops 9: Role and Status of Genome Sequencing and Post-genomic Research in Improving Productivity 10: Vegetable Breeding through New Techniques for Higher Productivity 11: Molecular Breeding for Hastening Varietal Development in Horticultural Crops 12: Biotechnological Interventions in Canopy Architecture of Tree Fruits 13: Silencing the Pathogen in a Non-transgenic Scion through SiRNA 14: Technology Driven Horticulture Development: Suggested Model for Small and Marginal Farmers 15: Crop Regulation in Fruit Crops for Improving Quality and Income of Farmers 16: Innovative Technologies for Improving Production and Economic Security of Banana Farmers 17: Technological Innovations for Bridging the Yield Gap in Spices 18: Technology Options for Doubling Farmers’ Income in Cashew Cultivation 19: Development of Technologies for Increasing Productivity and Availability of Onion 20: Development of Orchid Biodiversity-based Microenterprises for Conservation and Income Generation 21: Canopy Architecture and HDP in Temperate Fruits: An Innovative Approach for Doubling Farmers’ Income