CONTENTS:- 1. Growing of Horticultural Crops 2. Soil Nutrient Management 3. Crop Irrigation Management 4. Organic Farming and Management 5. Nursery Management 6. Greenhouse Management 7. Cultivation and Management of Transgenic Crops 8. Weed Management 9. Flower Production Management 10. Managing Production and Quality Assurance 11. Handling and Processing of Fruits and Vegetables 12. Horticulture Marketing Management 13. Insurance for Horticultural Crops
The present book elaborates the scientific crop management of horticultural crops starting from selection of soil and activities related to production and handling of fresh produces in the field. It aims to create capacity that would enable quality production, safe handling of produce to process, package and transport to remunerative markets of as to minimise post harvest loss and improve net availability of quality saleable produce to consumers and net return to growers. Scope of organic farming, soil nutrient management, effective nursery management, measures of quality assurance, marketing strategies etc., are also included. This book attempts to link all stake holders in horticulture to the scientific information on horti-cultural crop management. It is designed for farmers, food scientists, post-harvest technologists, horticul-turists, agri- business entrepreneurs, warehouse handlers and students of agricultural science.