Best Reference Books – Breeding Field Crops and Horticulture Crops

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Breeding Field Crops and Horticulture Crops subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Breeding Field Crops and Horticulture Crops along with reviews.

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1. “Breeding of Field Crops” by D N Bhardwaj

“Breeding Field Crop” Book Review: This book is designed for the undergraduate students of agriculture universities. This book is written in a friendly manner. It is also useful for M.Sc. (Agri) and B.Sc. (Agri) students. In addition, it is a widely used reference for the graduate plant-breeding student and the practicing plant breeder. This book gives deep knowledge of plant breeding science and its practice in modern approach. It covers topics like plant-breeding theo­ry and their utility in plant-breeding practice. This new edition of book contents essential features of plant reproduction, Mendelian genetic principles, and related genetic developments applicable in plant-breeding practice. It includes to describe and evaluate established and new plant-breeding procedures and techniques. Additionally, plant­ breeding objectives with emphasis on the importance of proper choice of objec­tive for achieving success in variety development. Each chapter describes breeding procedures and objectives for the major crop plants; the crops were chosen for their economic importance of diversity in breeding sys­tems. These chapters provide a broad overview of the kinds of problems with which the breeder must cope.

2. “Breeding Field Crops” by John M Poehlman

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“Breeding Field Crop” Book Review: This book is designed for the undergraduate students of agriculture universities. This book is written in a friendly manner. It is also useful for M.Sc. (Agri) and B.Sc. (Agri) students. In addition, it is a widely used reference for the graduate plant-breeding student and the practicing plant breeder. This book gives deep knowledge of plant breeding science and its practice in modern approach. It covers topics like plant-breeding theo­ry and their utility in plant-breeding practice. This new edition of book contents essential features of plant reproduction, Mendelian genetic principles, and related genetic developments applicable in plant-breeding practice. It includes to describe and evaluate established and new plant-breeding procedures and techniques. Additionally, plant­ breeding objectives with emphasis on the importance of proper choice of objec­tive for achieving success in variety development. Each chapter describes breeding procedures and objectives for the major crop plants; the crops were chosen for their economic importance of diversity in breeding sys­tems. These chapters provide a broad overview of the kinds of problems with which the breeder must cope.

3. “Breeding Field Crops” by David Allen Sleper and John Milton Poehlman
4. “Productive Plant Husbandry – Including Plant Propagation, Plant Breeding, Soils, Field Crops, Gardening, Fruit Growing, Forestry, Insects, Plant Diseases and Farm Management” by Kary Cadmus Davis

“Productive Plant Husbandry – Including Plant Propagation, Plant Breeding, Soils, Field Crops, Gardening, Fruit Growing, Forestry, Insects, Plant Diseases and Farm Management” Book Review: This book is designed for the undergraduate students of agriculture universities. This book contains a detailed theory and practical part course in productive plant husbandry. This book is written in a friendly manner. This book gives deep knowledge Plant Breeding, Plant Propagation, Soils, Field Crops, Gardening, Fruit Growing, Forestry, Insects, Plant Diseases and Farm Management. This book covers the topics Plant Life’, ‘Flowers – Seed Production’. This book also includes ‘Principles of Breeding’, ‘Application of Principles to Farm Crops’, ‘Farm and Garden Seed’. Additionally, ‘Propagation of Plants by Division’, ‘Soils and Their Uses’, ‘Water in Soils’, ‘Conservation and Improvement of Soils’, ‘Drainage and Irrigation’, etcetera. This new edition of book has a new and specially commissioned introduction on farming.

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5. “Breeding,Biotechnology and Seed Production of Field Crops” by Asit B Mandal and Bidhan Roy

“Breeding, Biotechnology and Seed Production of Field Crops” Book Review: This book is designed for undergraduate students of agriculture universities. This book is also for postgraduate students who specialize in plant breeding and seed science. This book is written for all sections of learners, educators and staff-members of seed industries. This book emphasizes principles, methods and practices in plant breeding, biotechnology in crop improvement and seed production of field crops. This book is also for postgraduate students who specialize in plant breeding and seed science. This book is designed as per the recommended syllabus of Council of Agricultural Research for the postgraduate students of various Agricultural Universities. This book is classified into two major parts – Principles of crop breeding and Methods and practices of crop improvement and seed production of individual field crops. This book contents 18 chapters. In which the first three are related to shed light on the basic-principles and remain to deal with methods and practices of individual crops for improvement and seed production.

6. “Objective Breeding of Field Crops” by Rajendra Kumar Yadav & Ram Krishna

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“Objective Breeding of Field Crops” Book Review: This book is designed for undergraduate students of agriculture universities. This book is also for postgraduate students who specialize in Breeding of Field Crops. This book has short questions with answers, review questions, fill in the blanks, multiple choice questions and problems provided at the end of each chapter for the better understanding of the students. These help the students test their level of understanding of the subject and prepare for examinations confidently. This book is special for the objective Breeding of Field Crops theory and practical part course. This book is also used by students to answer both descriptive and objective types of questions in university examinations as well as competitive examinations. This book is also useful as a valuable reference work for agriculture technicians.

7. “Fruit Crops (Horticulture Science Series)” by T Radha and Lila Mathew

“Fruit Crops (Horticulture Science Series)” Book Review: This book is designed for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of agriculture universities. This book is giving a deep knowledge about various aspects of fruit culture, tropical & subtropical fruit culture. This book has given an introduction on Fruit Industry deals briefly with production statistics, social, nutritive and industrial relevance and importance of fruit production. Additionally, it provides a complete overview of all principles and practices associated with Orchard planning, Layout and Management and on Classification of fruit crops includes botanical, horticultural and environmental grouping. This book gives a detailed description on different contents including origin, distribution, botany & varieties, classification, climate & soil requirements, propagation, cultivation methods, flowering, harvesting, post-harvest methods and crop protection of different fruit crops coming under each group such as tropical, subtropical and arid & semi-arid fruits. Information provided in this book is of use to students, teachers, scientists, extension workers, orchardists and others interested in fruit culture.

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8. “Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement” by Alva Agee
9. “A2Z Solutions Horticulture at a Glance Vol. – I,( Fruits and Plantation Crops )” by Dr A S Salaria & Dr B S Salaria
10. “Protected Cultivation of Horticultural Crops” by D K Singh and K V Peter

“Protected Cultivation of Horticultural Crops” Book Review: This book is designed for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of agriculture universities. This book contents 17s dealing with space saving, maximizing the efficiency of fertigation, mulching, integrated pest, disease. The book also includes nutrient management (IPDNM) and engineering aspects of structures. This book covers topics like Net houses, poly houses, rain shelters, poly tunnels. This book gives the knowledge about uses of plastics in horticulture and cold chains for storage and marketing are elaborated. Additionally, the book discussed the topic Hydroponics and aeroponics. This book has modern methods and techniques for protecting the cultivation of horticulture crops.

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