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J.S. Bal
J.S. Bal: PhD. (Hort.), Former Professor of Horticulture, Department of Fruit Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004, Punjab

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The various aspects of fruit cultivation mainly covered are nutritive and cultural significance; origin, history, and distribution; taxonomical and botanical description; climatic and soil adaptability; propagation technology and rootstocks; plant and fruit physiology; recommended and popular cultivars; planning and planting; soil cultural practices technology - water need, nutritional need, weed control, inter culture; plant cultural practices technology - training and pruning, fruit thinning, fruit quality improvement, use of plant growth regulators; special problems; harvesting and production of fruits; post-harvest fruit technology; insect-pests and diseases management; marketing and export potential. Section-1 covers 5 leading tropical fruits of the country. Similarly, Section- 2 and Section- 3 each covers 2 tropical fruits in order of their importance. Scientists working in different Universities/Institutions and Research Stations have contributed chapter on fruit crops in their respective areas of specialization. The book will be highly beneficial to the graduate and post-graduate students in Fruit Science, fruit growers, scientists and extension workers.

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  2. The Mango

    V.K. Singh
    1 - 50 (50 Pages)
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  3. Banana

    K. S. Gill and N. K. Arora
    51 - 90 (40 Pages)
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  4. Guava

    J.S. Bal
    91 - 112 (22 Pages)
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  5. Papaya

    S.K. Bhatia and R.B. Kumatkar
    113 - 136 (24 Pages)
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  6. Pineapple

    P. P. Joy, T.A. Rashida Rajuva and R. Anjana
    137 - 176 (40 Pages)
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  7. Sapota

    Rajbir Singh Boora
    177 - 200 (24 Pages)
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  8. Cashewnut

    Adavi Rao Desai
    201 - 270 (70 Pages)
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  9. Custard Apples

    A.P. Gaikwad and S.R. Lohate
    271 - 306 (36 Pages)
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  10. Jackfruit

    P.M. Haldankar, Y.R. Parulekar, R.A. Patil and N.V. Dalvi
    307 - 326 (20 Pages)
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