Sustainable Horticultural Systems

Issues, Technology and Innovation

  • Dilip Nandwani

Part of the Sustainable Development and Biodiversity book series (SDEB, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Section A: Sustainable Horticultural Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Velta Napoleon-Fanis, Dilip Nandwani
      Pages 3-17
    3. D.C. Bhandari, P.R. Meghwal, S. Lodha
      Pages 19-49
    4. Ajay Nair, Dana Jokela, Jennifer Tillman
      Pages 51-78
  3. Section B: Biodiversity in Sustainable Horticultural Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Tomas Ayala Silva, Noris Ledesma
      Pages 157-205
  4. Section C: Breeding and Improvement in Sustainable Horticultural Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Shaohui Wu, Gadi V.P. Reddy, Stefan T. Jaronski
      Pages 223-252
    3. M.K. Osei, M.D. Asante, A. Agyeman, M.A. Adebayo, H. Adu-Dapaah
      Pages 253-274
    4. S Backiyarani, S Uma, M. S. Saraswathi, A Chandrasekar
      Pages 275-299

About this book

Introduction

Sustainable horticulture movement is growing the past few decades and gaining increasing attention among the scientific and farming community. An understanding of the impacts and relevant adaptation strategies are of foremost importance to sustain the productivity and profitability of horticulture crops in the climate change scenario, which necessitates synthesis of current knowledge to develop strategies for adaptation and mitigation to achieve climate-resilient horticulture. Issues have been covered in various chapters to make this book a treasure of knowledge in sustainable horticulture. Specific examples in fruits and vegetables included and various other important aspects like climate change, pests and diseases, soil are also covered in the book. The chapters have been written by well- known professionals in their research field.

The book contains three sections; Sustainable Horticultural Systems, Biodiversity in Sustainable Horticultural Systems and Breeding and Improvement in Sustainable Horticultural Systems.

The book is useful for undergraduates, graduates students, horticulturists, agriculture researchers and extension agents, plant scientists as well as horticultural industries. It will therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations.

Keywords

Agriculture Biodiversity Crop production Plant breeding Sustainable horticulture

Editors and affiliations

  • Dilip Nandwani
    • 1
  1. 1.Agricultural and Environmental SciencesTennessee State UniversityNashvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06904-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06903-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06904-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2352-474X
  • Series Online ISSN 2352-4758
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