Hi-Tech Farming for Enhancing Horticulture Productivity
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Hi-Tech Farming for Enhancing Horticulture Productivity

P. Parvatha Reddy

  1. 562 pages
  2. English
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eBook - ePub

Hi-Tech Farming for Enhancing Horticulture Productivity

P. Parvatha Reddy

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About This Book

This book highlights the underlying principles and outlines some of the key hi-tech practices and technology interventions required to achieve enhanced productivity.

It discusses horticulture technology interventions like varietal improvement including genetically modified crops; good agricultural practices like optimum planting density, micro-irrigation, fertigation, integrated nutrient management, plant bioregulators, precision horticulture, protected cultivation, nanotechnology, and integrated farming systems; integrated management of insects, mites, disease pathogens, nematodes, and weeds; and post-harvest management practices like handling, storage and processing to reduce crop losses. The importance of attaining food and nutritional security through hi-tech horticulture and profitable marketing of horticultural produce is also discussed.

This book will be of immense value to the scientific community involved in teaching, research and extension activities related to hi-tech horticulture strategies for enhancing productivity in enhancing farmers' income, food, nutrition and livelihood security. The material can be used for teaching postgraduate courses. The book can also serve as a very useful reference to policymakers and practicing farmers.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Half Title Page
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contents
  6. Preface
  7. About the Author
  8. 1. Hi-tech horticulture: An overview
  9. 2. Varietal improvement: High yields, biotic and abiotic resistance
  10. 3. Genetical modified crops: Introduce new traits more quickly and precisely
  11. 4. Optimum crop density: improves resource use efficiency
  12. 5. Efficient water management: More crop per drop
  13. 6. Integrated nutrient management: Balanced fertilization
  14. 7. Fertigation: Enhancing irrigation water and nutrient use efficiency
  15. 8. Plant bioregulators: Enhanced crop growth and development
  16. 9. Protected Cultivation: Enhancing Productivity and Off-Season Production
  17. 10. Precision horticulture: Optimum use of resources on a site-specific level
  18. 11. Nanotechnology: Increase input use efficiency and minimize post-harvest losses
  19. 12. Horticulture-based integrated farming systems: Viable option for economic prosperity
  20. 13. Integrated insect pest management: An eco-friendly option
  21. 14. Integrated disease management: Foundation for scientific crop protection
  22. 15. Integrated Nematode Management: A Paradigm shift in crop protection
  23. 16. Integrated weed management: Coordinated optimal use of multiple tactics
  24. 17. Post-harvest losses: Global food security concern
  25. 18. Post-harvest management: Reduction of post-harvest losses and value addition
  26. 19. Marketing of horticultural produce: Economic upliftment of farmers
  27. 20. Food and nutrition security: Prevention of hunger and malnutrition
  28. 21. The road map ahead: Towards attaining food and nutrition security
  29. References
  30. Subject Index