Fundamentals Of Horticulture

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This textbook ‘Fundamentals of Horticulture’ is written as per the syllabus of B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture recommended by the Fifth Deans’ Committee of ICAR. It covers the entire syllabus including scope and importance, classification, role of fruits and vegetables in human nutrition, economic geography of horticulture, nursery techniques and their management, soil and climate, gardening, orchard management, planting system and density, training and pruning, growth regulators, management of water, weed and fertility; cropping systems, mulching, bearing habit, rejuvenation of orchards, and organic farming. Simple and lucid language has been used for easy understanding of the beginners. The book is illustrated with photographs and diagrams. Questions are set at the end of each chapter to assess the understanding of the students. Though the book is primarily written for B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture students, the counterparts of B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture also may be benefitted. It may serve as a help book for post-graduate students.


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