- Basic Horticulture
- Botany of Horticultural Crops
- Diseases of Horticultural Crops and their Management
- Pest Management in Horticultural Crops
1. Basic Horticulture
|1."Horticulture-Principles and Practices" by George Acquaah|
“Horticulture-Principles and Practices” Book Review: The fourth edition of this book offers comprehensive coverage, including practical solutions and ample exercises for readers who seek to gain extensive knowledge after completing it. It includes chapters on various aspects of horticulture, such as Principles and Practices of Horticulture, the scientific, artistic, and business aspects of horticulture, and more. The book contains numerous examples in each chapter to aid readers in their understanding. The book is beneficial for individuals with various levels of experience in horticulture, ranging from small-scale urban gardeners or hobbyists to large-scale producers. Additionally, the book includes approximately 150 new photos to illustrate various concepts and practices.
|2."Introduction to Horticulture" by Kumar N|
“Introduction to Horticulture” Book Review: The focus of this book is on providing a comprehensive introduction to the subject of horticulture for beginners and students. The authors have conducted thorough research to ensure that the content is accessible and easy to understand. Each chapter is filled with numerous examples to aid in comprehension. This seventh edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect current industry standards and recent developments in the field of horticulture. Additionally, it can be a helpful resource for those preparing for UPSE examinations.
|3."Introductory Horticulture" by Christopher E P|
“Introductory Horticulture” Book Review: The author of this textbook has several years of experience and research, and has created a book that is both a teaching aid and practical guide for undergraduate students studying horticulture. The book covers important concepts such as horticultural system management, vegetable production, globalisation, environmental protection, research on environmental issues, and urbanisation.
|4."Basic Horticulture" by Jitendra Singh|
“Basic Horticulture” Book Review: This comprehensive book on horticulture spans over 456 pages and consists of 24 chapters, each of which explains the fundamentals of horticulture in a clear and concise manner. It is specifically designed for students pursuing agri-horti degree programs and covers various topics such as Horticultural Crop Production and Management, Landscapes, Gardens, Urban Horticulture, Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, and many more.
|5."Basics of Horticulture" by K V Peter|
“Basics of Horticulture” Book Review: This book provides comprehensive coverage of both core and optional material from various examination syllabuses, making it suitable for individuals encountering the subject matter for the first time. It is especially relevant to students enrolled in horticulture courses throughout the country. The major highlights of the book include Plant and Post-harvest Physiology, Community Food Systems, Agroecology, and several other topics. Additionally, chapter summaries are included for each section of the book
|6."Basics of Horticulture" by Arumugam Vadivel|
“Basics of Horticulture” Book Review: This book presents a comprehensive perspective and lucid elucidation on the subject of Horticulture and its various sub-fields. Its intended audience primarily comprises undergraduate engineering students who are pursuing courses in horticulture and agriculture. Additionally, the book features essential chapters on diverse topics such as floriculture, greenhouses, fruits, vegetables, nursery, specialty crops, and numerous other interconnected concepts.
|7."Basic Plant Pathology Methods" by James B Sinclair and Onkar Dev Dhingra|
“Basic Plant Pathology Methods” Book Review: This book offers a comprehensive overview of the basics of horticulture, with descriptions and chapters covering a plethora of topics. It includes detailed information on the features of orchards, the tools and implements used in horticulture, and propagation methods such as seeds, cutting, layering, budding, grafting, tissue culture, and micropropagation protocols. The book also covers important practices such as training and pruning types, special practices, maturity indices for various horticultural crops, and post-harvest handling. With its wide-ranging content, this book would be a valuable resource for degree students, academics, scientists, farmers, and anyone interested in the field of horticulture.
|8."Horticulture: A Basic Awareness" by Robert F Baudendistel|
“Horticulture: A Basic Awareness” Book Review: The book on Horticulture has been updated with several new figures, culture media, and additional techniques for working with a wider range of organisms. Additionally, the book now includes the scientific names of pathogens and their hosts, as well as updated information on topics such as disease establishment, disease resistance testing, and long-term storage of plant pathogens. The subsequent chapters of the book provide details on the detection and estimation of inoculum for 28 soilborne fungal pathogens and 5 bacterial genera, along with 15 methods for airborne inoculum and 13 methods for seedborne pathogens.
|9."Hydroponic Basics" by George F Van Patten|
“Hydroponic Basics” Book Review: This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the ever-evolving field of Hydroponics. Its expansive coverage includes essential topics such as hydroponic gardening, plant science fundamentals, environment management, garden design, and sensory communications. Furthermore, the book delves into advanced concepts like automata networks, neural networks, and cellular automata. Readers will also find valuable insights on hydroponic gardens, plant nutrition deficiencies, troubleshooting plant problems, and achieving optimal growth. The book’s graphic design and layout are tailored to guide hydroponic gardeners through every step of the process, from purchasing the necessary supplies to harvesting a thriving garden.
|10."Basics of Horticulture" by Sharon Pastor Simson and Martha C Straus|
“Basics of Horticulture” Book Review: The fourth edition of this book offers comprehensive coverage, featuring both practical solutions and ample exercises to enhance the reader’s knowledge. Its chapters explore diverse topics, including Landscapes, Gardens, and Urban Horticulture, as well as Weed Science, Genetics and Genomics, floriculture plants, and bio-energy crops. Every chapter is accompanied by a myriad of examples, catering to a range of readers, from small-scale urban gardeners and hobbyists to large-scale producers. By the end of the book, readers will have gained a wealth of knowledge and practical skills.
2. Botany of Horticultural Crops
|1."Fungal Diseases and Their Management in Horticultural Crops" by P Parvatha Reddy|
“Fungal Diseases and Their Management in Horticultural Crops” Book Review: This book is a valuable resource for students of agricultural engineering, as well as for B.Sc students in Agriculture and Horticulture. In India, horticulture has become a significant commercial venture due to its high remuneration per unit area and the recognition of the importance of consuming fruits and vegetables for health and nutrition. The book covers various aspects of fungal diseases in horticultural crops, including geographical distribution, symptoms, host range, life cycle, spread, and survival. It provides a detailed explanation of different methods for managing fungal diseases, such as regulatory, physical, cultural, chemical, biological, host plant resistance, and integrated methods. The book consists of eight chapters, each dedicated to a specific horticultural crop and is complemented with high-quality photographs that enhance the overall quality of the publication.
|2."Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria for Horticultural Crop Protection" by P Parvatha Reddy|
“Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria for Horticultural Crop Protection” Book Review: The book is a valuable resource for B.Sc students in Horticulture, as well as young researchers with an interest in the subject matter. Its focus is on biomanagement of pests in horticultural crops, utilizing PGPR. The book is divided into six sections. In Section 1, the importance of PGPR is described in detail, including an introduction, the potential role of PGPR in agriculture, different genera of PGPR, and management strategies for diseases, nematodes, and insect pests. The section also covers topics such as integrated pest management, the mechanism of biocontrol, mass production, formulation, delivery, and commercialization. Section 2 delves into pest management in tropical, sub-tropical, and temperate fruit crops. Section 3 discusses pest management in various vegetable crops, including Solanaceous, bulbous, Malvaceous, Cruciferous, Leguminous, Cucurbitaceous, leafy, and root and tuber vegetables. Section 4 is dedicated to pest management in plantation and spice crops, while Section 5 explains pest management in ornamental, medicinal, and aromatic crops. Finally, the last section provides a roadmap for the future, addressing challenges, future prospects, and concluding remarks.
|3."The Biology of Apples and Pears (The Biology of Horticultural Crops)" by John E Jackson|
“The Biology of Apples and Pears (The Biology of Horticultural Crops)” Book Review: This book serves as a valuable resource for B.Sc students studying Horticulture, as well as young researchers and students with an interest in pomology specifically related to apples, pears, or fruit growth. It serves as a comprehensive reference guide covering all aspects of pomology, including organ, tree, and orchard level information. The book provides detailed information on topics such as propagation, root and shoot growth, rootstock effects, canopy development, flowering, pollination, fruit set, fruit growth, and quality retention in store. It also covers subjects such as mineral nutrition, water-relations and irrigation, diseases and pests, and biotechnology. The book emphasizes the scientific basis of modern tree and orchard management as well as fruit storage, and describes key cultivar differences, their physiology and genetics, and environmental effects. Lastly, the book also discusses cultivar environment interactions, particularly in tropical and subtropical, as well as temperate zone conditions.
|4."Crop Evolution and Genetic Resources: Agricultural and Horticultural Crops" by Darbeshwar Roy|
“Crop Evolution and Genetic Resources: Agricultural and Horticultural Crops” Book Review: The book is a valuable resource for individuals pursuing B.Sc in Horticulture as well as students, young researchers, and teachers with an interest in plant breeding, crop evolution, and genetic resources. It provides a comprehensive overview, starting with the theories of evolution, approaches to speciation, and the domestication of crop plants, followed by an in-depth description of various evolutionary forces, including deterministic and stochastic forces. The book also illustrates the consequences of these forces in terms of gene and genotypic frequencies. Additionally, it covers sampling strategies for gene and germplasm collection and conservation. The text delves into phylogeny and various methods of constructing phylogenetic trees, along with techniques for estimating genetic distance. Finally, the book explores genetic resources and their crop-wise utility, with detailed information on breeding implications.
|5."Tissue Culture Techniques for Horticultural Crops" by Kenneth C Torres|
“Tissue Culture Techniques for Horticultural Crops” Book Review: This book is intended for B.Sc Agriculture/Horticulture graduates or teachers who are interested in learning about the techniques and practices of plant cell cultures for horticultural crops. The book covers topics such as ornamental horticulture, fruit and vegetable crop production, botany, forestry, and other areas of plant science. Additionally, there are several chapters dedicated to providing a general review of important cultural parameters. The book also offers guidance on the establishment and manipulation of specific species.
|6."Bacterial and Viral Disease and Their Management in Horticultural Crops" by P Parvatha Reddy|
“Bacterial and Viral Disease and Their Management in Horticultural Crops” Book Review: This book has multiple applications, serving as a useful resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the horticultural department, as well as a reference for policy makers, research, and extension workers. The book delves into the intricate details of bacterial and viral/mycoplasma/phytoplasma diseases in horticultural crops, covering distribution, symptoms, host range, disease cycle, survival, spread, transmission, and management using various methods, including regulatory, physical, cultural, chemical, biological, host plant resistance, and integrated techniques. The book comprises eight chapters that encompass horticultural, fruit, vegetable, ornamental crops, medicinal and aromatic crops, tuber crops, plantation crops, and spice crops. Additionally, the book discusses allied topics in pest management and sources of critical inputs for disease management.
|7."Value Addition of Horticultural Crops: Recent Trends and Future Directions" by Amit Baran Sharangi and Suchand Datta|
“Value Addition of Horticultural Crops: Recent Trends and Future Directions” Book Review: This book is suitable for teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the horticultural department. Its purpose is to provide insights into current trends and the value of crops, as well as future directions for the industry. The book encompasses a variety of concepts and philosophies, offering a comprehensive analysis of the value addition of horticultural crops such as fruits, vegetables, spices, plantation crops, floricultural crops, and forestry. The text is organized into separate chapters, each of which examines a particular aspect of the value addition process, including packaging, preservation, drying, dehydration, total quality management, and supply chain management. The book defines value addition as a means of enhancing the economic value and appeal of a commodity, with a specific emphasis on horticultural crops. Each chapter is devoted to a specific area of study, exploring value addition as a production and marketing strategy that is driven by consumer preferences and needs.
|8."Export Competitiveness of High Value Horticultural Crops in India" by Vishwanath Gowdru Nithya|
“Export Competitiveness of High Value Horticultural Crops in India” Book Review: This book is a valuable resource for both undergraduate students and those studying management who are interested in the competitive value of horticultural crops in India. It specifically focuses on analyzing the competitiveness and comparative advantage of two crops in India: pomegranate and gherkin. To conduct this analysis, the authors used the Policy Analysis Matrix to evaluate export competitiveness and government interventions in production and export. They also employed the Garret ranking technique to assess constraints in production and export. Other chapters in the book address issues such as the scarcity of skilled labor, high incidence of pests and diseases, inadequate transportation facilities, and the significant residual effects of pesticides.
|9."Botany of Horticultural Crops" by V Ponnuswami and S Muthukumar|
“Botany of Horticultural Crops” Book Review: The book is suitable for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses to students in the horticultural department, providing information on horticultural crops and their botanical characteristics. The book offers a comprehensive understanding of plant life, exploring its molecular, genetic, and biochemical aspects, as well as its organelles, cells, tissues, organs, individuals, and communities. It comprises six chapters, covering plant morphology, fruits, vegetables, flowers, medicinal and aromatic crops, and spices and plantation crops. Each chapter is equipped with detailed subtopics, including proper images, introductions, details, and summaries. This horticulture book is an excellent resource for readers seeking to deepen their understanding of the latest advancements and technologies in the field.
|10."Plant Diseases Management in Horticultural Crops" by Ahamad S|
“Plant Diseases Management in Horticultural Crops” Book Review: This book is suitable for instructing both undergraduate and postgraduate students within the horticultural department who are interested in learning about crop diseases. Each chapter’s format includes a brief introduction followed by a description of the diseases categorized by the pathogen. The book covers a wide range of topics including recent information on IDM, Concepts and Practices in Integrated Plant Diseases Management, biological control, Emerging and threatening diseases of plants, detection, diagnosis, and management. It also addresses issues related to threats in food products, Characterization and Management of Papaya Ringspot Virus, Cloning, and more. Additionally, some chapters in the book are accompanied by photographs of typical symptoms, graphs, tables, and line drawings to aid in students’ understanding and make the subject matter more engaging.
|11."Fruit Crops (Horticulture Science Series)" by T Radha and Lila Mathew|
“Fruit Crops (Horticulture Science Series)” Book Review: This book is intended for both undergraduate and postgraduate students studying at agricultural universities. It offers in-depth knowledge on various aspects of fruit culture, specifically tropical and subtropical fruit cultivation. The book also includes an introduction to the fruit industry, covering production statistics, social and nutritional significance, and the industrial importance of fruit production. Furthermore, it provides a comprehensive overview of the principles and practices related to orchard planning, layout, and management, as well as the classification of fruit crops based on botanical, horticultural, and environmental criteria. Each group of fruit crops, such as tropical, subtropical, and arid and semi-arid fruits, is described in detail, including its origin, distribution, botany and varieties, climate and soil requirements, propagation, cultivation methods, flowering, harvesting, post-harvest methods, and crop protection. This book is a valuable resource for students, teachers, scientists, extension workers, orchardists, and anyone with an interest in fruit culture.
3. Diseases of Horticultural Crops and their Management
|1."Diseases of Horticultural Crops" by Parvathy Reddy|
“Diseases of Horticultural Crops”- Book Review: This book contains valuable insights for senior undergraduate and graduate engineering students who are interested in horticultural crop diseases. The nematodes pose a persistent threat to horticultural crops, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions, and this issue is addressed comprehensively in this book. Additionally, the scattered nature of information on fungal diseases of horticultural crops is tackled in this book, which serves as a helpful resource for managing these diseases.
|2."Diseases Of Horticultural Crops And Thier Manaegment" by Jagtap G P|
|3."Diseases of Horticultural Crops: Vegetables, Ornamentals and Mushrooms" by L R Verma and V K Joshi|
“Diseases of Horticultural Crops” Book Review: This book contains valuable information for the management of horticultural crop diseases and is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate engineering students. Specifically, it addresses the ongoing threat posed by nematodes to horticultural crops globally, with a particular emphasis on tropical and subtropical regions. Furthermore, the scattered nature of information on fungal diseases affecting horticultural crops is also addressed within the pages of this book.
|4."Practical Manual on Diseases of Horticultural Crops" by Gajendra Jagtap and Utpal Dey|
“Practical Manual on Diseases of Horticultural Crops” Book Review: This comprehensive practical manual is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate engineering students. It covers a wide range of topics, including the diseases of fruits, plantations, vegetables, flowers, medicinal and aromatic crops. The book presents various options for managing diseases of various horticultural crops, and it is written in a readable format to make it more student-friendly. This book will undoubtedly provide a pathway for young, aspiring, and budding pathology minds to take up the subject with confidence.
|5."Plant Pathogens and Their Control in Horticulture (Science in Horticulture Series)" by G R Dixon|
|6."Fruit Fly Pests: A World Assessment of Their Biology and Management" by Bruce A McPheron and Gary J Steck|
“Fruit Fly Pests: A World Assessment of Their Biology and Management” Book Review: This comprehensive book on Fruit Fly Pests holds great significance at both national and international levels. It is a compendium of exhaustive information, sourced from over 100 contributors, that caters to a diverse range of readers. The economic impact of fruit flies is significant, affecting not only shippers but also end-users. Therefore, there is a growing need for updated research information to ensure global plant protection. This book serves as an apt solution to meet this requirement.
|7."Propagation of Horticultural Crops" by R C Upadhyaya|
“Propagation of Horticultural Crops” Book Review: This book is designed for the senior undergraduate and graduate engineering students by providing a comprehensive practical manual on the diseases of fruits, plantations, vegetables, flowers, medicinal and aromatic crops. It covers various horticultural crops and presents numerous options for their management in a student-friendly and readable format. By reading this book, young and aspiring pathology enthusiasts will gain the confidence to pursue the subject further.
4. Pest Management in Horticultural Crops
|1."Insect Mite and Vertebrate Pests and Their Management in Horticultural Crops" by P Parvatha Reddy|
“Insect Mite and Vertebrate Pests and Their Management in Horticultural Crops” Book Review: This guidebook is intended for farmers who specialize in cultivating horticultural crops. It can also serve as a valuable resource for policymakers, researchers, extension workers, and students alike. In addition, it can be used as a reference material for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The book covers a wide range of topics, including information about pests found in horticultural crops, their geographical distribution, the damage they cause, their host range, biology, predisposing factors, and how to manage them. The book is also complemented with photographs that enhance the reader’s understanding of the content.
|2."Advances In Integrated Pest And Disease Management In Horticultural Crops, Volume 4: Plantation And Spice Crops" by Reddy P Parvatha|
|3."Handbook Of Horticulture" by Chadha K L|
“Handbook Of Horticulture” Book Review: The intended audience for this book comprises individuals engaged in horticulture, horticulture students, and anyone who takes an interest in horticulture. The book covers various subjects such as general horticulture, fruit crops, vegetable crops, potato, tropical tuber crops, and mushrooms. Additionally, the book provides insights into disease and pest management, postharvest management, and horticultural data.
|4."Integrated Pest Management in the Global Aren" by Karim Maredia and David Mota-Sanchez|
“Integrated Pest Management in the Global Arena” Book Review: This book compiles case studies and experiences of integrated pest management (IPM) from a diverse range of countries, both developed and developing. It explores a wide range of topics related to IPM, including emerging issues such as biotechnology, pesticide policies, and socio-economic considerations. The book features a global perspective, highlighting experiences from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
|5."Insects and Pest Management in Australian Agriculture" by Tim R New|
“Insects and Pest Management in Australian Agriculture” Book Review: The book includes the challenges posed by insects and pests in Australian agriculture, while also exploring the utilization of insects to control weed infestations. It showcases both traditional and modern approaches to pest management in Australia, with numerous real-life case studies. The book offers practical recommendations backed up by up-to-date references in a comprehensive manner, making it an invaluable resource for applied entomologists, researchers, students, and agriculturists alike.
|6."Pest Management and Phytosanitary Trade Barri" by Neil Heather and Guy J Hallman|
|7."Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management" by José R P Parra and Antônio Ricardo Panizzi|
“Insect Bioecology and Nutrition for Integrated Pest Management” Book Review: The book provides an insight into how insects manage both nutritional and non-nutritional substances and their impact on their biological evolution. It encompasses essential topics on bioecology, insect nutrition, artificial diets, insect-plant interactions, and insect symbionts. The target audience for this book includes professionals and graduate students in the field of entomology. The chapters are based on research conducted in Brazil and offer readers comprehensive data on the complexity and diversity of the neotropics, enabling them to apply the knowledge to their specific circumstances.
|8."A2Z Solutions Horticulture at a Glance Vol. - I,( Fruits and Plantation Crops )" by Dr A S Salaria & Dr B S Salaria|
|9."Protected Cultivation of Horticultural Crops" by D K Singh and K V Peter|
“Protected Cultivation of Horticultural Crops” Book Review: The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive guide for both undergraduate and postgraduate students studying in agriculture universities. It comprises 17 chapters that cover various topics such as space-saving techniques, maximizing fertigation efficiency, mulching, integrated pest and disease management, nutrient management (IPDNM), and engineering structures. The book also delves into the uses of plastics in horticulture and includes information on Net houses, poly houses, rain shelters, and poly tunnels. Furthermore, the book offers insights into cold chains for storage and marketing, hydroponics, and aeroponics. With its focus on modern methods and techniques, this book equips readers with the necessary knowledge to protect the cultivation of horticulture crops.