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Dr MK Jatav
Dr MK Jatav, born on May 14, 1975, graduated from SKN College of Agriculture, RAU, Bikaner and completed his M. Sc. and Ph. D. from MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan. He began his professional career by joining ARS in 2003 under ICAR-CPRI, Shimla (HP). Presently, he is serving as a Senior Scientist at ICAR-Central Institute for Arid Horticulture, Bikaner since 2013. His research works are primarily focused on nutrient management in horticultural crops. He has published 50 research papers in journals of international and national repute; authored and edited 02 books respectively. He is recipient of Young Scientist Award by SDDT, New Delhi. He is reviewer of several national and international journals.

Dr Pinaki Acharyya
Dr Pinaki Acharyya obtained his graduation, postgraduation and Doctoral degree in Horticulture from Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Presently, he is serving as Associate Professor in the Department of Horticulture, University of Calcutta. Prior to this he served as Senior Scientist at ICAR-Central Institute for Arid Horticulture. He has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience and so far guided 5 Ph.D and 25 M.Sc.(Ag.) students in Horticulture, has registered several Gene/ Marker sequences in Genebank, NCBI, USA, published popular articles and has more than 50 publications in national and international peer reviewed journals and authored 10 book chapters. Dr. Acharyya is a member of a number of professional bodies and societies and reviewer of several national and international journals.

Dr Hare Krishna
Dr Hare Krishna, born on June 28, 1981, graduated from the IAS, B.H.U., Varanasi and completed M. Sc. and Ph. D. from ICAR-IARI, New Delhi. He began his professional career by joining ARS in 2006 under ICAR-VPKAS, Almora and later he joined CITH-Regional Station, Mukteshwar. Since 2010, he is working as a Senior Scientist at ICAR-Central Institute for Arid Horticulture, Bikaner. His research works are primarily focused on physiological understanding of the problems of horticultural crops. He has published research papers in 40 international and national journals of repute; authored 05 books and edited 02 books. He is recipient of Dr. RD Asana Gold Medal by ISPP, New Delhi.

Dr Dhurendra
Dr Dhurendra Singh, obtained his Ph.D. in Horticulture from Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner in 1994. Dr. Singh has more than 19 years of experience in the advanced area of academic assignments, multidisciplinary, multi institutional, inter-institutional & multi locational research, extension and resource generation programmes.

Dr Dilip Kumar Samadia
Dr Dilip Kumar Samadia, born in 1965 at village Ghatol, Banswara, Rajasthan did his B. Sc. (Ag.), M. Sc. (Ag.) and Ph. D. in Horticulture from Rajasthan Collage of Agriculture, Udaipur. Dr. Samadia joined the ICAR as ARS Scientist (Horticulture) in 1993 and presently serving as Principal Scientist at Central Institute for Arid Horticulture, Bikaner. His research attentiveness lies in developing technologies for promotion of desert and native horticulture under hot arid agro-climate and genetic resource management and improvement in arid zone fruits and vegetables. He has been instrumental in varietal development of kachri, snap melon, mateera, kakri, bottle gourd, Indian bean, sword bean, cluster bean, khejri, drumstick, ber, pomegranate, lasora and ker and has released 17 varieties. He has streamlined complete package of practices by adopting channel and drip technology of crop production under limited rains or irrigation water for cucurbit cultivation. He has successfully implemented mission mode R & D work in khejri (Prosopis cineraria) leading to its acceptance as a horticultural crop. He has published several classical articles, research papers, chapters in proceedings/books/compendiums, technological articles, technical bulletins, folders numbering about 150 in total as well as edited three books.

Dr BD Sharma
Dr BD Sharma, born on 15 May, 1960, obtained B. Sc. Ag.(Hons) in 1980, M. Sc. Ag. (Agril. Chem.) in 1982 from Meerut University Meerut and Ph.D degree from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar in 1985. He was visiting Research Scientist Fellow at Tropical Research Centre, now known as Japan International Research Centre for Agricultural Sciences at Japan for one year (1992-93). Dr. Sharma joined as Scientist (Soil Science) at Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur in 1985 and lateron worked as Scientist Senior Scale, Senior Scientist, Principal Scientist (Soil Science) CIAH, Bikaner. Currently he is working as Head, Division of Crop Production at ICAR-Central Institute for Arid Horticulture, Bikaner.

About The Book

Good management practices (GMP) address environmental, economic and social sustainability for on-farm processes and result in safe and quality food and nonfood agricultural products. In recent years, the concept of GMP has evolved to address the concerns of different stakeholders about food production and security, food safety and quality, and the environmental sustainability of agriculture. The diverse challenges and constraints as growing population, increasing food, feed and fodder needs, natural resource degradation, climate change, new parasites, slow growth in farm income and new global trade regulations demand a paradigm shift in formulating and implementing the agricultural research programmes. The present edition of the book related to Good management practices for fruit and vegetable crops is an endeavor to provide an insight to the ground realities and consequently proven technologies that needs to be popularized. The book will try to address the major issues of Good management practices in horticultural crops and disseminate the technologies developed

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  2. Potential and Prospects of Arid Horticulture


    S.K. Sharma
    1 - 14 (14 Pages)
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  3. Production Technologies of Horticultural Crops with Minimal Input Usage in Arid Region


    Birbal, Subbulakshmi V., M.L. Soni and V.S. Rathore
    15 - 32 (18 Pages)
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  4. Good Agronomic Management Practices for Crop Production in Arid Region


    V.S. Rathore, S. Bhardwaj, N.S. Nathawat, Birbal, N.D.Yadava
    33 - 48 (16 Pages)
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  5. Indigenous Good Management Practices Followed by Farmers of Arid Regions


    N.D. Yadava
    49 - 54 (6 Pages)
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  6. Precision Farming in Arid Horticultural Crops: Status And Prospects


    S.K. Sharma and B.D. Sharma
    55 - 68 (14 Pages)
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  7. Water Resources and Irrigation Practices: A Comparison of Traditional and Modern Irrigation Practices for Devising Sustainable and Cost Effective Approaches


    M.L. Soni, N.D. Yadava, Birbal and Subbulakshmi, V.
    69 - 82 (14 Pages)
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  8. Micro-irrigation in Arid Fruit and Vegetable Crops: Status and Prospects


    M.K. Jatav, P. Acharyya, Hare Krishna, S.K. Maheshwari, B.D. Sharma, S.R. Meena and Pankaj Kumar
    83 - 96 (14 Pages)
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  9. Water and Nutrient Management: Role of Indigenous Technical Knowledge in Horticultural Crop Production in Hot Arid Regions


    S.R. Meena, M.K. Jatav, S.K. Maheshwari, D. Singh and B.D. Sharma
    97 - 108 (12 Pages)
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  10. Water Management and Fertigation in Hi-Tech Nursery


    Dhurendra Singh, P.N. Sivalingam and Shiv Ram Meena
    109 - 118 (10 Pages)
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    Soil Nutrient Mapping for Site Specific Fertilizer Recommendations


    Mahesh Kumar, M.K. Jatav and Pankaj Kumar
    119 - 126 (8 Pages)
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    Degraded and Wasteland Utilization for Sustainable Agricultural Production


    Mahesh Kumar, M.K. Jatav and Pankaj Kumar
    127 - 136 (10 Pages)
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    Fruit Based Cropping System for Higher Profitability


    R. Kumar, J.S. Gora, Deepak Sarolia and Ramkesh Meena
    137 - 148 (12 Pages)
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    Principles and Practices of Good Agricultural Practices for Arid Fruit Crops


    Hare Krishna, M.K. Jatav, S.K. Maheshwari, P.P. Singh, S.M. Haldhar, B.D. Sharma and Radha Kishan Sadh
    149 - 160 (12 Pages)
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    Canopy Management for Enhanced Yield and Quality in Arid Fruit Crops


    P. R. Meghwal
    161 - 170 (10 Pages)
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    Impact of Soil Health Management Practices on Productivity of Arid Fruit Crops


    B.D. Sharma
    171 - 184 (14 Pages)
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    Good Management Practices for Production and Post Harvest of Date Palm


    R.S. Singh
    185 - 198 (14 Pages)
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    Innovative Concepts, Techniques and Practices for Managing Vegetable Culture Under Environmental Stresses of Hot Sub-Tropic Climate


    D.K. Samadia
    199 - 216 (18 Pages)
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    Breeding Strategies for Enhancing Vegetable Production Under Environmental Stresses of Hot Agro-Climate


    D.K. Samadia and S.M. Haldhar
    217 - 226 (10 Pages)
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    Utilization of Rootstock for Mitigating Stress in Vegetables


    B.R. Choudhary and Pankaj Kumar Kaswan
    227 - 236 (10 Pages)
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    Traditional Vegetables of the Hot Arid Region and Their Agro-Economic Importance


    S.R. Meena, B.D. Sharma, S.M. Haldhar and B.R. Chaudhary
    237 - 246 (10 Pages)
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    Tunnel Cultivation of Cucurbitaceous Crops in Arid Region


    B.R. Choudhary and Dhurendra Singh
    247 - 250 (4 Pages)
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    Plasticity of Seed Spices in Saline, Alkali and Calcareous Soils with Poor Quality Water in Arid and Semi-arid Regions to Combat Indispensable Agrarian Crisis


    O.P. Aishwath and Pankaj Kumar
    251 - 260 (10 Pages)
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    Natural Resources Optima for Adaptability of Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants with Special Reference to Arid and Semi-arid Ecosystem


    O.P. Aishwath and Pankaj Kumar
    261 - 272 (12 Pages)
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    Biotechnological Aspects of Abiotic Stress in Plants with Reference to Arid Fruits and Vegetables


    P.N. Sivalingam, Dhurendra Singh and Shiva Parihar
    273 - 288 (16 Pages)
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    Genetic Diversity and Suitability of Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) in Arid Region


    R.S. Singh
    289 - 304 (16 Pages)
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    Management Practices for Protected Cultivation


    A.K. Shukla
    305 - 314 (10 Pages)
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    Good Management Practices for Protected Cultivation


    D.K. Sarolia, R.K. Meena, Ramesh Kumar and J.S. Gora
    315 - 322 (8 Pages)
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    Effect of Frost and Cold Temperature on Arid Horticultural Crops


    P.P. Singh and Pinaki Acharyya
    323 - 336 (14 Pages)
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    Disease Evasion of Arid Horticultural Crops through Good Agricultural Practices and Optimal Use of Fungicides


    S. K. Maheshwari, Hare Krishna, B. R. Choudhary, S. R. Meena, M. K. Jatav and Radha Kishan Sadh
    337 - 354 (18 Pages)
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    Integrated Pest Management and Optimal Use of Pesticides in Arid Fruit and Vegetable Crops


    S.M. Haldhar, G.C. Jat, P. Acharyya, D.K. Samadia, Dhurendra Singh and S.R. Meena
    355 - 368 (14 Pages)
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    Agri-Horti-Silvi System: A Successful Crop Production Practice in Arid Region


    Subbulakshmi V, Birbal, M.L.Soni and N.D.Yadava
    369 - 382 (14 Pages)
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    Role of Atic in Communication, Dissemination and Implementation of Good Management Practices in the Arid Region


    Meenakshi Chaudhary
    383 - 392 (10 Pages)
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    Remote Sensing and Gis Application in Watershed Management


    Pinaki Acharyya, M.K. Jatav and Pankaj Kumar
    393 - 406 (14 Pages)
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    Application of Nanotechnology in Horticulture


    Ramesh Chand Kasana and Pankaj Kumar
    407 - 418 (12 Pages)
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