Horticulture in Cold Arid Himalayas: Development and Perspectives
Author(s): Ghulam Hassan Dar, Masudul Haq Wani
E-ISBN: Publication Year: 2007
Binding: Hard Back Dimension: 185mm x 240mm Weight: 550
About the book
Horticulture is not only expected to turn a cold arid desert green but may also transform the life style of inhabitants and help in conservation of the rich biodiversity existing in the region. Horticulture in Cold Arid Himalayas provides an insight about the scope and perspectives of horticulture in fragile, inaccessible and harsh cold desert environment with special emphasis on fruits, vegetables, floriculture, forestry, medicinal plants, protected cultivation, post harvest technologies etc. supported by relevant references, tables, photographs and other illustrations. Status of land degradation, plant biodiversity, economic viability of horticulture raising, constraints and future strategies are some special features covered in the book.
Table of Contents
Preface / Acknowledgements / Introduction / Physical Features of the Eco-region / Socio-economic Profile of Cold Arid Himalayas / Status of Degradation / Soil-water Management and Protected Cultivation / Developments in Vegetable Production / Developments in Fruit Production / Development in Floriculture, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants / Developments in Forest Tree Plantation / Post-harvest Processing of Horticultural Produce / Economic Appraisal of Horticultural Crops / Constraints in Horticulture Development / Future Strategies for Horticulture Development / Index.