This book 'Fundamentals of Horticulture' covers the entire 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.
1. Scope and Importance of Horticulture 2 Classification of Horticultural Crops 3. Role of Fruits and Vegetables in Human Nutrition 4. Economic Geography of Horticulture 5. Nursery Techniques and Their Management 6. Soil and Climate for Horticultural Crops 7. Gardening 8. Orchard Management 9. Planting System and Planting Density 10 Training and Pruning of Fruit Crops 11. Growth Regulators in Horticulture 12. Water Management 13. Weed Management 14. Fertility Management in Horticultural Crops 15. Cropping Systems 16. Mulching 17. Bearing Habit of Fruit Trees 18. Rejuvenation of Old and Senile Orchards 19. Organic Farming
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