Impact of Abiotic Stresses on Horticulture and Strategies for Mitigation in Northeastern India

  • Veerendra Kumar Verma
  • Amit Nath
  • Anjani Kumar Jha
  • Nishant Anandrao Deshmukh
  • Ram Kishor Patel


The northeastern region is considered to be the richest reservoir of genetic variability of large number of horticultural crops. Changes in weather parameters have profound impacts on the livelihood of people and their ecosystem as whole. These problems can be mitigated by the selection of suitable cultivars of fruits, vegetables and spices crops which have the potential to grow under diverse weather conditions. Protected cultivation of high-value vegetable crops like tomato, capsicum and cucumber provides means for round-the-year production with protection against low temperature and heavy rains. Drip irrigation is the most suitable system for efficient utilization of water especially for the horticultural crops. The appropriate techniques to overcome the impact of climate change are necessary to protect our biodiversity and for feeding the fast-growing population. Awareness and educational programmes for the growers, modification of present horticultural practices and greater use of greenhouse technology are some of the solutions to minimize the effect of climate change.


Late Blight Sediment Yield Water Yield Bacterial Wilt Horticultural Crop 
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  • Veerendra Kumar Verma
    • 1
  • Amit Nath
    • 1
  • Anjani Kumar Jha
    • 1
  • Nishant Anandrao Deshmukh
    • 1
  • Ram Kishor Patel
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of HorticultureICAR Research Complex for NEH RegionUmiamIndia

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