Dryland Horticulture: Cultivation and Management (Hardback)

Dryland Horticulture: Cultivation and Management (Hardback)

Edited by Rajendra Singh Rathore, Raksha Pal Singh, P S Shekhawat and Praveen K Singh
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Dry land plays an important role in India's food security. Sixty eight per cent of the cultivated area in Indian agriculture comes under dry land, which contributes about 44 per cent of the total food production. Dry land horticulture not only provides higher income to the farmers, but also provides constant returns and livelihood security to the rural peoples. The dry land farming in India is looking for new possibility because the traditional crops are inadequate to meet the new situations. By selecting the right crop and the latest improved varieties, recent production technologies, dry lands can grow more food. There is a much scope of spreading out of horticultural crops in dry land areas and it has immense potential for changing scenario of horticulture of the country. Vast land resource, surplus family labors, availability of canal irrigation water, plenty of solar and wind energy, etc. are the strength in the region for promote horticultural crops. Further, low incidence of diseases/insects in the region provides good scope for production of quality produce. There is hardy available any edited/text book which covers scientific cultivation and management of dry land horticultural crops. The present edited book is outcomes of the lectures contributed by the resource persons of most prestigious ICAR sponsored winter school on “Hi-tech approaches for production and value addition of horticultural crops in arid and semi arid regions” organized at Directorate of Human Resources Development, SKRAU, Bikaner. The book covers topics viz., status and scope of dry land, effective soil management, optimization of nutrients management, raising of quality planting materials, cultivation practices of ber, aonla, pomegranate, date palm, guava, mandarin, bael, jamun, custad apple, ramphal, phalsa, lasoda, wood apple, kair, pilu, karonda, aloe vera, opuntia and tuber crops, insect, pest and diseases management, post harvest and value addition of dry land fruits. Contents: 1. Status and Scope of Dry Land Horticulture Dr. R. S. Rathore, Dr. P. S. Chauhan and Dr. Praveen K. Singh 2. Problematic Soils and their Management in Dry Land Areas Dr. Yogesh Sharma 3. Management of Sandy Soils in Dry Land Areas Dr. S. R. Yadav and Asha Sherawat 4. Nutrients Optimization in Arid Horticultural Crops Dr. B. D. Sharma 5. Raising of Quality Planting Material of Dry Land Crops Dr. D. K. Sarolia and Dr. P. L. Saroj 6. Ber Cultivation Technology Dr. Akath Singh and Dr. P. R. Meghwal 7. Aonla Cultivation Technology Dr. A. K. Singh, Dr. Sanjay Singh, Dr. P. L. Saroj, Dr. D. S. Mishra and Dr. Vikas Yadav 8. Pomegranate Cultivation Technology Dr. R. Kumar, Dr. J. S. Gora, Dr. V. R. Reddy, S and Dr. M. K. Berwal 9. Date Palm Cultivation Technology Dr. Atul Chandra 10. Citrus Crops Cultivation Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh*, Kalpana Choudhary and Dr. Nirmal Kumar Meena 11. Guava Cultivation Technology Dr. D. K Sarolia, Dr. Vijay Rakesh Reddy S., Dr. Ramkesh Meena and Dr. Lokesh Kumar 12. Bael Cultivation Technology Dr. A. K. Singh, Dr. Sanjay Singh, Dr. P. L. Saroj, Dr. Vikas Yadav and Dr. Raj Kumar 13. Jamun Cultivation Technology Dr. Raj Kumar, Dr. Shakti Khajuria, Dr. A. K. Rai and Dr. B. S. Khadda 14. Custard Apple Cultivation Technology Dr. R. S. Rathore, Ms. Priyanka Kumawat and Ms. Sheetal Rawat 15. Ramphal Cultivation Technology Dr. R. S. Rathore, Anita Soni and Sheetal Rawat 16. Cordia Cultivation Technology P. K. Yadav, Jagan Singh Gora and Kumari Lata 17. Kinnow Mandarin Cultivation Technology Dr. M. K. Kaul 18. Woodapple Cultivation Technology Dr. R. S. Rathore, Dr. P. S. Chauhan and Dr. B. D. S. Nathawat 19. Kair Cultivation Technology Dr. R. S. Rathore, Ms. Priyanka Kumawat and Tulsi Ram 20. Pilu Cultivation Technology Dr. R. S. Rathore and Dr. P. S. Chauhan 21. Aloe vera Cultivation Technology Dr. Praveen K Singh and Dr. Shiv Shankar Singh 22. Tuber Crops Cultivation in Dry Land Areas Dr. MK Jatav, Dr. PL Saroj, Dr. Roop Chand Balai and Dr. Ramyashree DGS 23. Flowering Plants for Dry Land Areas Dr. L. N. Mahawer 24. Role of KVKs for Farmer’s Income through Horticultural Interventions in Dry Land Dr. Atul Chandra 25. Insects and Pests Management in Dry Land Dr. V. S. Acharya and Vimal Singh Rajput 26. Diseases Management in Dry Land Horticultural Crops Narendra Singh 27. Processing and Value Addition of Arid Fruits Dr. Mamta Singh