This is the second volume in the series âBreeding Horticultural cropsâ. This volume deals with Tropical fruits. There are eighteen chapters written by eminent fruit breeders of India. The chapters cover species and cultivars, cytogenetics, Genetic resources, Blossom biology, breeding objectives, approaches to crop improvement (introduction, selection, hybridization, mutation breeding, Polyploidy and breeding for specific traits), marker assisted selection.
The book has been edited by V.A.Parthasarathy, Sanjay Kumar Singh, S. Vinoth and C. Aswath.
Matheran is a hill station in the Indian state of Maharashtra, located in Sahyadri ranges of the northern extent of the Western Ghats, about 43 km east of the state's capital city Mumbai. Matheran lies between 18? 58' 48" N and 73? 16' 12" E. The average elevation of the area is 800 m from mean sea level, and covers a total geographical area of 21 kmÂ˛. The name is derived from two Marathi words 'mathe' means a head and 'ran', a wood or forest, i.e., the name Matheran means a 'wood-headed' or 'forest perched at the top'.
Matheran is an eco-sensitive region declared by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India on February 4, 2003. It is known for its salubrious climate and well-preserved colonial architecture. Matheran is floristically a very rich pocket with almost undisturbed vegetation, visited by a large number of tourists but vehicles are not allowed to this hill station. This book reports the occurrence of 743 species and 20 infraspecific taxa belonging to 438 genera under 121 families of Angiosperms and 1 species of Gymnosperm based on extensive botanical explorations in the area. The book has a map of the area and photographs of plants. For every taxon, up-to-date nomenclature and information on the habitat and phenology are provided. Artificial keys to the families, genera and species are provided for easy and correct identification.
This Flora will be most useful for students, researchers, foresters, agricultural scientists and in general to all the nature lovers who are concerned with the preservation and proper utilization of the plant wealth of our country.
In this issue, original research relating to the topics on melissopalynologial studies of honey samples, psychophily and melittophily in relation to chemical constituents of floral nectar, floral rewards and floral calendar of Indian honey bee, Apis cerana, plant-butterfly interactions in the southern Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh and a review of pollination ecology studies on mangroves. The work reported on these topics is a new contribution to the existing work in the subject area and has practical applications.
The book âPractical Zoologyâ has been compiled for undergraduate and postgraduate students majoring in life-science discipline. The authors have included the protocols of various experiments on biochemistry, cytogenetics, evolution, microbiology, ecology, chemical biology and immunology. The texts have been supported by diagrams wherever required.
Mushrooms are fungi which are fleshy and consists of an enlarged
stalk. They are also called as toadstools and are large enough to be seen
with naked eyes and can be easily picked by hand. They are packed with
nutritional value, low in calories and are a great source of fiber and protein.
They also provide many important nutrients like vitamin B, selenium,
potassium, copper and vitamin D and are high in antioxidants.
It is the most efficient and economically viable biotechnological process for the utilization of lignocellulosic waste material into high quality protein food. It is an
occupation requiring patience, intelligent observation and skills that can
be developed only through expertise training and experience. It can become
a means of livelihood for the rural people where most women are
unemployed and thus can enhance their income by taking up mushroom
cultivation in their homes.
Keeping this vision in mind, this book has been published to enumerate the various aspects of mushroom cultivation by providing simple coverage of the basics of mushroom to provide an impetus to the readers enabling them to start mushroom
cultivation. The book is having 23 Chapters. We hope that it would also be a means of guide for the students, farmers and entrepreneurs involved in mushroom research and cultivation.
Wilt Diseases of Crops presents up-to-date research findings on Fusarium wilt of tomato, maize, pulses-lentil, pigeonpea, mungbean, urdbean, chickpea; chilli, capsicum, seed spices; fruits -banana, guava, pomegranate, castor, horticultural crop - mandarin, plantation crop â sugarcane, ornamental crops; medicinal and ornamental crops; Bacterial wilt of crop plants â tomato, potato, cucurbit, ginger; Nematode wilt complex, Parawilt of cotton and their management strategies. The book will be useful and widely accepted by students, teachers, researchers as well as extension scientists working in biology, botany, plant pathology, nematology, ecology, agriculture, horticulture and the environmental sciences.
We are deeply grateful to all the contributors to our Anthology,
entitled Pan Indian Poetry in English Spanning First Two Decades of
the 21st Century, to bring out this volume. Poets from each and every
State including the Union Territories of our country have helped us publish
this great invaluable volume. Once again we express our gratitude to all the
contributors who have willingly accepted our request to send us their poems
in spite of their busy schedule. We thank Shree Vishnu Pandya of Gujarat,
Shree Anand Kumar Puducherry, Ms. Mamang Dai of Arunachal Pradesh
Shree P. G. Rama Rao of Andhra Pradesh, Shree Tirthankar Das
Purkayastha and Ms. Oindrila Ghose of West Bengal, Shree Rajkamal
Kamal Shiromani of Bihar, Shree Perugu Ramakrishna of Andhra Pradesh,
Shree Rama Kanta Dass of New Delhi, Jairam Seshadri of Tamil Nadu,
Ms Lily Swarn of Punjab, Shree Desmond Kharmawphlang of Meghalaya,
Ms. Easterine Kire of Naga Land, Shree Udaynath Majhi of Odisha,
Ms.Monalisa Changkija of Nagaland and all and every contributor.
Our special thanks go to Shree Kollol Choudhury of Assam, Shree
Tayenjam Bijoy Kumar Singh of Manipur and Dhrubajyoti Pal, a Post
Graduate in English Fraternity who has helped us a lot in arranging everything
in the computer .
Agriculture and allied sectors are known to be the mainstay of the Indian economy, which provides food and nutrition to 1.3 billion people and creates forward and backward opportunities to support 60% of Indian population contributing about 16% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of India. Research efforts put forth by scientists cutting across the disciplines coupled with policy support by government have proved the potential of entrepreneurship opportunities in agriculture. This book provides consolidated information on such agri-entrepreneurship options which provides scope for employment of youth, enhancing income and decent livelihood in agriculture and allied sector along with information on process of establishment, financing and other useful tools.
The book contains 21 chapters pertaining to wide range of topics on entrepreneurship opportunities and its developmental process covering almost all sectors of agriculture including, areas such as Basmati Rice export, seed production, fruits and vegetable processing, ornamental aquaculture, floriculture, protected horticulture, piggery, poultry, dairy, bee keeping, yak rearing, goatary, mushroom production and use of Information Communication Tools (ICTs). This book is expected to stimulate the interest of the students, researchers, youth involved in agriculture and policy makers for further advancement in widening window of opportunities in agri-entrepreneurship.