The book “A Handbook of Horticultural Sciences Vol. 1” covers a wide ray of topics in Horticulture and constitutes a valuable reference guide for students, professors, researchers, builders and horticulturists. This consist of five units which includes Fundamentals of Horticulture, Growth and Development of Horticultural Crops, Propagation of Horticultural Crops, Management of Horticultural Crops and Production Technology of Fruit Crops. Each unit has numerous chapters encompasses according to the ICAR syllabus in detail.
This anthology of Handbook is highly useful in preparation for Central and State Public Service Commission examinations, SSC, Forestry examinations, ICAR – AIEEA for JRF and SRF exams for PG admissions, ARS, ICAR-NET, IBPS-AFO exams, Post graduate entrance examinations for IARI, BHU, SAU's, CAU's, Deemed Universities, Private Agricultural Colleges etc., and all other competitive examinations. The special and significant highlights of this book is that the facts and figures are included at the end of each unit. In unit I, Institutes under ICAR, special names of Horticultural crops, causes for colour/bitterness of fruits and vegetables, major nutritional deficiency symptoms, and area, production, export and import of Horticultural crops during previous years; and in unit 5, common name, scientific name, family, chromosome number, origin, inflorescence and fruit types of fruit crops, flowering and fruiting period of fruit crops and an abstract of production technology of fruit crops are depicted in a table form which are most useful for aspiring graduates who are preparing for competitive exams.
Unit I - Fundamentals of Horticulture, Unit II - Growth and Development of Horticultural Crops,Unit III - Propagation of Horticultural Crops, Unit IV - Management Techniques for Horticultural Crops,Unit V - Production Technology of Fruit Crops