The book on Fruit Science: Culture and Technology- Volume I: Basic Aspects & Practices is a well informed work incorporating all the detailed aspects of fundamental horticulture; propagation and rootstocks selection and post-harvest fruit technology. The scientists/experts have contributed their valuable knowledge in their respective field in this book. The book will be highly useful to the graduate/post-graduate students, growers, nurserymen, scientists and Horticulture Development Officers working in the field.
J.S. Bal: PhD. (Hort.), Former Professor of Horticulture, Department of Fruit Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004, Punjab.
Section 1: Fruit Area and Production Scenario 1. Fruit Area and Production Status by J.S. Bal Section 2: Fruit Plant Fundamentals Culture and Technology 2. Planning and Planting of an Orchard by Jaswinder Singh Brar and Krishan Kumar 3. Suitability of Climate and Soil by Jaswinder Singh Brar 4. Soil Cultural Practices Management by S.K.Upadhyay 5. Fruit Plant Canopy Management by N. Sharma, Chaitanya R. Belsare and D.P. Sharma 6. Nutritional Needs of Fruit Plants by P.P.S. Gill 7. Water Need of Fruit Plants by J.S. Chandel and Chaitanya R. Belsare 8. Physiology of Fruit Plants by J.S. Bal and K.S. Gill 9. Growth and Development of Fruits by N. Sharma and Preet Pratima Section 3: Fruit Plant Propagation Technology 10. Propagation Methods by V.K. Wali, Amit Jasrotia and Parshant Bakshi 11. Propagation Techniques and Rootstocks by V.K. Wali, Amit Jasrotia and Deep Ji Bhat 12 Tissue Culture and Biotechnology by P. Mohanpuria 13 Seed Germination and Dormancy by D.P. Sharma and Rimpika 14 Propagation Media, Mixtures and Containers by S.S. Gill and J.S. Bal 15 Care of Propagated Plants by J.S. Bal 16 Protected Cultivation by K.S. Gill and Rachna Arora Section 4: Post-harvest Fruit Technology 17 Fruit Maturity and Ripening by K.S. Thakur and Satish Sharma 18 Fruit Grading and Packaging B.V.C. Mahajan and by J.S.Bal 19 Treatments for Enhancing Shelf Life by B.V.C. Mahajan 20 Storage Techniques for Fruits by B.V.C. Mahajan 21 Post-harvest Transportation of Fruits by Jagmohan Singh.