About the Book
"The book carries information on fundamentals of vegetables, fruits, ornamental plants, spices, medicinal and aromatic plants and post-harvest technology. There are 15 chapters elaborating horticultural crops, apomoxis, polyembryony, ideal soils, climate, water requirements, pests, diseases and nematode management, biological control of biotic stresses, biotechnology of spices and mechanization of orchards. Introductory chapter deals in nut shell all about the book. The most recent information is provided along with a detailed list of references for further reading. A separate chapter on 'Glossary of Horticultural Terms' adds much value to the book as a ready reckoner to understand key words generally referred to in the science of horticulture. Eight appendices are attached narrating released varieties/hybrids in horticultural crops, research infrastructure in horticulture in India and abroad together with important web sites in all aspects of horticulture."