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R. C. Gajbhiye
R. C. Gajbhiye born on 22 nd March, 1973 at Wardha 442 001 (Maharashtra).

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The field of horticulture is very wide and is divided into Fruit Science (Pomology); Vegetable Science (Olericulture); Floriculture and Landscape architecture; Post Harvest Technology; Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops. The cashew nut (Anacardium occidentale L.) belongs to the Anacardiaceae family. It has a long history as a useful tree. Cashew is grown for its kernels along with cashew shell nut liquid (CSNL) and cashew apple, and today assumed a status of important dollar earning horticultural crop in India. It is native to Eastern Brazil and introduced into India by the Portuguese during the 16th Century which is one of the important gifts of the ‘New World’ to the ‘Old World’. Cashew is also called as poor man’s crop but rich man’s food.

Small-scale local exploitation of cashew for its nuts and cashew apples is the pattern more than 300 years in Asia and Africa. It was not until early years of 20th Century most International trade in cashew kernels began with first export became an important commercial plantation crop in the last couple of years. In India, use of cashew apples and nuts was started by local people making cashew wine/liquor possessing a common practice in both Asia and Africa.

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  2. Introduction

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  3. History: Origin and Geographical Distribution

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  4. Cashew Area, Production, Productivity,Export and Import

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  5. Soil and Climate

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  6. Biodiversity and Crop Improvement

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  7. Cashew Varieties

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  8. Propagation and Production of Planting Material

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  9. Cashew Morphology and Tree Characteristics

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  10. Pollination Technique in Cashew

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    Establishment of Cashew Orchards

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    Integrated Nutrient Management in Cashew

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    Canopy Management in Cashew

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    Rejuvenation of Old Cashew Orchard

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    Irrigation and Water Management in Cashew

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    Intercropping and Covercropping

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    Interculture Operation

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    Maturity, Harvesting, Yield and Post Harvest Handling

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    Post Harvest Storage

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    Marketing of Raw Nuts

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    Nutritive Value of Cashew Kernel and Apple

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    Cashew Nut Processing

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    Cashew Apple Processing

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    Pests and Diseases of Cashew

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    Economics for Cashew Cultivation

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    Constraints, Technologies Developed,Future and Development Strategies and Innovation in Horticulture

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