Sustainable Horticultural Systems: Issues, Technology and Innovation by Dilip NandwaniSustainable Horticultural Systems: Issues, Technology and Innovation by Dilip Nandwani

Sustainable Horticultural Systems: Issues, Technology and Innovation

byDilip Nandwani

Hardcover | October 27, 2014

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Sustainable horticulture is gaining increasing attention in the field of agriculture as demand for the food production rises to the world community. Sustainable horticultural systems are based on ecological principles to farm, optimizes pest and disease management approaches through environmentally friendly and renewable strategies in production agriculture. It is a discipline that addresses current issues such as food security, water pollution, soil health, pest control, and biodiversity depletion. Novel, environmentally-friendly solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from sciences as diverse as agronomy, soil science, entomology, ecology, chemistry and food sciences. Sustainable horticulture interprets methods and processes in the farming system to the global level. For that, horticulturists use the system approach that involves studying components and interactions of a whole system to address scientific, economic and social issues. In that respect, sustainable horticulture is not a classical, narrow science. Instead of solving problems using the classical painkiller approach that treats only negative impacts, sustainable horticulture treats problem sources.

Dr. Dilip Nandwani (born 1965) did his M.Sc. (1987) and Ph.D. (1991) from the University of Jodhpur (now Jai Narayan Vyas University), Jodhpur, India. He joined the Tennessee State University as Associate Professor in 2014. Prior to joining Tennessee State University, he served University of the Virgin Islands (2011-2013) as Research A...
Title:Sustainable Horticultural Systems: Issues, Technology and InnovationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:395 pagesPublished:October 27, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319069039

ISBN - 13:9783319069036

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Table of Contents

Section A: Sustainable Horticultural Systems. 1. Sustainable Vegetable Production Systems in the Caribbean;Velta Fenis-Napoleaon, Dilip Nandwani.- 2. Horticulture Based Production Systems in Indian Arid Regions;D.C. Bhandari et al.- 3. Principles and practices of sustainable vegetable production systems;Ajay Nair et al.- 4. A Small Integrated Farm System in a Tropical Insular Environment of Guam - A Case Study; Mari Marutani, John Brown.- 5. Impacts of Vulnerabilities and Climate Change on Sustainable Agriculture for Caribbean Small Island Developing States (CSIDS);Rohanie Maharaj, Dimple Singh-Ackbarali.-Section B : Biodiversity in Sustainable Horticultural Systems. 6. Agroforestry in the Caribbean, Traditional Systems, both Sustainable and Biodiverse;Michael Morgan, Thomas Zimmermann.- 7. Role of Horticulture in Biodiversity Conservation;Nidhi Gupta, Ashwani Kumar.- 8. Avocado History, Biodiversity and Production;Tomas Ayala Silva, Noris Ledesma.- 9. Orchid fruit diversity at Puebla Mexico: A new insight into the biodiversity of a fragmented ecosystem with need for conservation and potential for horticultural exploitations in future;William Cetzal-Ix et al.-Section C : Breeding and Improvement in Sustainable Horticultural Systems. 10. Advances in Microbial Insect Control in Horticultural Ecosystem;Shaohui Wu et al.- 11. Plant Breeding: A Tool for Achieving Food Sufficiency;M.K.Osei et al.- 12. Transcriptome analysis ofMusaand its applications in banana improvement;S.Backiyarani et al.- 13. Commiphora wightii (Arnott.)Bhandari in the Indian Desert: Biology, Distribution and Threat Status;R. N. Kulloli, Suresh Kumar.- 14. Risk Assessments and Management Practices for the Major Invasive Plants Recorded in the Horticultural Ecosystem on Western Pacific;Gadi V.P. Reddy.- 15. Genetic Resources of Vegetable Crops: Indian Perspective;Anjula Pandey.- 16. Plant Disease Prevention and Management in Sustainable Agricultural Systems;Koon-Hui Wang, Janice Uchida.Index.