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Publisher:Kalyani Publishers
Published In:2005
ISBN-10:8127206660
ISBN-13:9788127206666
Binding Type:Paperback
Weight:1.17 lbs
Pages:pp. xix + [i] + 272, Figures, 19 Plates (Col.), Tables, Glossary, References

The Title "Propagation of Horticultural Crops Principles and Practices" is written by R.R. Sharma. This book was published in the year 2005. The ISBN number 8127206660|9788127206666 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. This book has total of pp. xix + [i] + 272 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Kalyani Publishers. We have about 1492 other great books from this publisher. Propagation of Horticultural Crops Principles and Practices is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

A comprehensive Book on propagation and nursery Management of horticultural crops, which covers the principles, theory and practices in brief and simple language. Special emphasis has been given on seed propagation and nursery management. Similarly, a due attention has been paid to include some important chapters such as use of plastics in plant propagation, rejuvenation of old orchards, practical use of plant bioregulators etc. It is hoped that this book would be of great help to the UG and PG students, researchers, teachers, extension workers and alike in the field of horticulture.

About the Author

Dr. R.R. Sharma born on 14-03-1962 in a very poor brahmin Family of Village Jajri, Teh. Barsar, Distt. Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh), Dr. Sharma completed his B.Sc. (Agri.) from HPKV, Palampur during 1983 under very harsh and tough conditions of the life. He joined IARI, New Delhi-110012 as Technical Assistant during 1985 and completed his Post Graduation from the same institute by securing top position in the Discipline of HORTICULTURE in 1994. He qualified ARS-1995 and since then he is working as Scientist in the Division of Fruits and Horticultural Technology, IARI, New Delhi and has completed recently his doctorate. During short tenure as scientist, he has published more than 30 research papers in journals of national and international repute, 60 popular articles in different magazines, contributed 10 chapters in books and given several radio and TV talks. His forthcoming books are The Strawberry (ICAR, New Delhi), Growing Strawberries (Intl. Book Distributing Co. Lucknow) and Fundamentals of Fruit Production (Kalyani Publishers, Ludhiana).

Contents

1. INTRODUCTION :
Major Methods of Propagation, Genetical Concepts Concerning Plant Propagation

2. PLANT STRUCTURE :
Different Parts of a Plant, Inflorescence, Pollination, Fertilization, Life Cycle of Horticultural Plants

3. MEDIA FOR PROPAGATION :
Characteristics of an Ideal Medium, Criteria for Selection of a Medium, Characteristics of Commonly Used Media

4. PROPAGATING STRUCTURES AND EQUIPMENTS :
Greenhouse, Hotbeds, Cold Frames, Mist Propagation Units, Net House, Lath House Etc

5. SEXUAL PROPAGATION :
Advantages and Disadvantages of Sexual Propagation, Development of Seed, Different Kinds of Seeds

6. SEED DORMANCY :
Types, Phases, Measures to Control Seed Dormancy

7. SEED GERMINATION :
Stages, Types, Factors and Treatment to Facilitate Seed Germination

8. SEED VIABILITY :
Factors Affecting Seed Viability, Methods of Testing Seed Viability

9. SEED PRODUCTION, TESTING AND CERTIFICATION :
Seed Production, Seed Testing Methods, Phases Seed Certification

10. NURSERY ESTABLISHMENT :
Pre-requisites, Importance of Nursery, Factors Affecting Nursery Establishment, Parts of a Nursery

11. NURSERY MANAGEMENT :
Seed Sowing, Transplanting, Nutrient, Insect-pest and Disease Management in Nursery

12. Marketing OF NURSERY PLANTS :
Lifting, Packing, Storage and Sale of Nursery Plants

13. TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES FOR NURSERY :
Important Tools (Secateurs, Forks, Pruning Shears, Knives, Saws) and Accessories (Tying and Wrapping Material Grafting Wax, Polythene Tapes, Supports, Baskets, Pots, Pesticides Etc.)

14. HORMONAL POWDERS, SOLUTIONS AND PASTES :
Types, Method of Preparation and Application of Hormonal Powders, Solutions and Pastes

15. ROUTINE NURSERY PRACTICES :
Clipping, Seed Sowing, Transplanting, Pricking, Disbudding, Deshooting, Staking, Soil Sterilization Etc.

16. VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION :
Advantages and Disadvantages, General Methods of Vegetative Propagation

17. GENERAL ASPECTS OF VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION :
The Clone, Production and Maintenance of a Clone, Variability in a Clone, Topophysis, Chimera Etc

18. PROPAGATION BY CUTTINGS : PRINCIPLES :
Advantages, Anatomical and Physiological Basis of Rooting, Factors Affecting Rooting in Cuttings

19. TYPES OF CUTTINGS :
Stem, Root, Leaf, Leaf Bud and Herbaceous Cuttings etc

20. PROPAGATION BY GRAFTING : PRINCIPLES :
Formation of Graft Union, Factors Affecting Graft Union, Limitations of Grafting Etc

21. GRAFT INCOMPATIBILITY :
Symptoms, Types and Causes of Graft Incompatibility

22. METHODS OF GRAFTING :
Attached Methods (Inarching, Tongue, Cleft, Bridge) and Detached Methods (Splice, Whip, Side, Notch, Bark) of Grafting Etc

23. SPECIAL GRAFTING TECHNIQUES :
Root Grafting, Nurse Root Grafting, Green Wood Grafting, Cutting Grafts, Soft-wood Grafting, Epicotyl Grafting, Micrografting Etc

24. STOCK-SCION RELATIONSHIPS :
Influence of Rootstock on Scion, Scion on Stock and Interstocks etc

25. BUDDING : THEORY AND PRINCIPLES :
Time of Budding, Bud Healing Process, Factors Affecting Budding etc

26. METHODS OF BUDDING :
T-budding, Inverted T Budding, Chip Budding, Patch Budding, Flute Budding, Micro Budding Etc

27. REJUVENATION OF OLD ORCHARDS :
Selection of Plants, Heading Back, Grafting/Budding Techniques, after Care of Grafted/Budded Plants

28. APOMIXIS :
Types of Apomixis and its Significance

29. PROPAGATION BY LAYERING :
Advantages and Disadvantages, Methods of Layering Like Tip, Simple, Serpentine, Trench, Air, Mound Etc

30. PROPAGATION BY SPECIALIZED ORGANS :
Tuber, Bulb, Rhizome, Suckers, Slips, Pseudobulbs, Runners, Stolon Etc

31. USE OF CHEMICALS IN PLANT PROPAGATION :
Use of Different Chemicals and Plant Growth Regulators in Sexual and Asexual Plant Propagation

32. ROLE OF PLASTICS IN PLANT PROPAGATION :
Uses in Greenhouse, Poly Tunnels, Tents, Polyhouses, Typing and Wrapping Material Etc

33. MICROPROPAGATION :
Basic Requirements, Advantages and Limitations and Methods of in Vitro Propagation Etc

34. MAJOR PROPAGATION METHODS OF FRUIT PLANTS :
Different Methods, Ease and Success, Commercial Feasibility Etc

35. PROPAGATION METHODS OF VEGETABLE AND PLANTATION :
Crops, Condiments and Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Brief Procedures of Commercial Propagation Methods of Important Vegetables, Plantation Crops, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

36. PROPAGATION METHODS OF FLORICULTURAL PLANTS :
Brief Procedures of Commercial Propagation Methods of Different Ornamental Plants

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