Climate change, a global phenomenon, has attracted scientists to contribute in anticipatory research to mitigate adverse impacts, which are more important for horticulture, considering that the scenario is in the midst of revolution, reaching the production level of 250 million tonnes in India. Impacts of climate variability have, invariably, profound influence on production and quality. An understanding of the impacts and relevant adaptation strategies are of foremost importance to sustain the productivity and profitability of horticulture crops in the climate change scenario, which necessitates synthesis of current knowledge to develop strategies for adaptation and mitigation to achieve climate-resilient horticulture. The book Climate-resilient horticulture: adaptation and mitigation strategies addresses the effects of climate change on different horticultural crops and focuses on the adaptation strategies based on the scientific knowledge generated by the experts in different agro-climatic regions in India. Issues have been covered in various chapters to make this book a treasure of knowledge in horticulture vis-a-vis climate change. Some of the crops included in the book are apple, grapes, cashew, banana, litchi, mango, coconut, oil palm, potato, tomato, cucurbits and flowers. In addition to strategies to be adapted in these crops, various other important aspects like carbon sequestration, pests and diseases, and urban landscaping are also covered in the book. Information on climatic risks and adaptation options for resilience in horticultural crops and future strategies and information on pest and disease dynamics on horticultural crops in relation to climate change and available mitigation strategies have also been documented. The book is edited by Dr H P Singh, a visionary leader, and his colleagues, which will be highly valuable to research workers, students, policy planners and farmers to understand and checkmate the adverse effect of climate change, so as to convert weakness into opportunity.
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Table of contents (26 chapters) Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for ClimateResilient Horticulture Singh, Dr. Harish Chandra Prasad Pages 112 Preview Buy Chapter $29.95 Impacts of Climate Change on Horticulture Across India Rao, S. L. H. V. Prasada (et al.) Pages 1320 Modelling Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation Strategies and Mitigation Potential in Horticultural Crops Kumar, Soora Naresh Pages 2133 Impact of Abiotic Stresses on Horticulture and Strategies for Mitigation in Northeastern India Verma, Veerendra Kumar (et al.) Pages 3543 Impact, Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for Climate Resilient Banana Production Ravi, Iyyakutty (et al.) Pages 4552 Harmonious Phenological Data: A Basic Need for Understanding the Impact of Climate Change on Mango Rajan, Shailendra (et al.) Pages 5365 Effect of Climate Change on Grape and Its ValueAdded Products Sharma, Jagdev (et al.) Pages 6780 Climate Resilient Adaptation Strategies for Litchi Production Kumar, Rajesh (et al.) Pages 8188 Impact of Climate Change on Mountain Horticulture Verma, Kartar Singh (et al.) Pages 89102 Development of Vegetable Hybrids for Climate Change Scenarios Kapur, Arvind Pages 103111 Genetic Enhancement of Tomato Crop for Abiotic Stress Tolerance Sadashiva, Avverahally Thamanna (et al.) Pages 113124 Impact of Climate Change on Potato Singh, Bir Pal (et al.) Pages 125135 Adaptation Options for Sustainable Production of Cucurbitaceous Vegetable Under Climate Change Situation Naik, Prakash Shamrao (et al.) Pages 137146 Phenotyping Horticultural Crops for Abiotic Stress Tolerance Rao, Nadipynayakanahally Krishnamurthy Srinivasa (et al.) Pages 147157 Significance of Grafting in Improving Tolerance to Abiotic Stresses in Vegetable Crops Under Climate Change Scenario Bhatt, Ravindra Mohan (et al.) Pages 159175 Plantation Crops Response to Climate Change: Coconut Perspective Hebbar, Kukkehalli Balachandra (et al.) Pages 177187 Impact of Climate Change on Cashew and Adaptation Strategies Rupa, Thimmasamudram Raghavareddy (et al.) Pages 189198 Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies for ClimateResilient Oil Palm Suresh, Kancherla Pages 199211 Floriculture, a Viable Option of Diversification in the Light of Climate Change Kumar, Prathapani Naveen (et al.) Pages 213220 Strategies for Soil Carbon Sequestration Through Horticultural Crops Ganeshamurthy, Arakalagud Nanjundaiah Pages 221235 Impact of Climate Change on Fruit and Vegetable Quality Shivashankara, Kodthalu Seetharamaiah (et al.) Pages 237244 Urban Landscapes for Carbon Sequestration in Climate Changing Scenario Sumangala, Holalkere Puttaswamy Pages 245253 Impact of Climate Change on Insect Vectors and VectorBorne Plant Viruses and Phytoplasma Krishnareddy, Manem Pages 255277 Pest Dynamics and Potential Emergence of New Biotypes Under Climate Change Scenario in Horticultural Crops Verghese, Abraham (et al.) Pages 279286 Use of Degree Days and Plant Phenology: A Reliable Tool for Predicting Insect Pest Activity Under Climate Change Conditions Sridhar, Vaddi (et al.) Pages 287294 PlantPollinator Interactions: A Highly Evolved Synchrony at Risk Due to Climate Change Reddy, Poluru Venkata Rami (et al.) Pages 295302
Dr. Harish Chandra Prasad Singh, with his career spanning 41 years, has outstandingly contributed to research, development and academics. Dynamic leadership of Dr Singh has earned him national and international recognitions. He is the recipient of three international and 35 national awards and nine fellowships, including the fellowship of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Dr Singh is affiliated with many professional associations/societies as chairman, president, vice-president and general secretary. He has authored and edited 57 books, 30 bulletins, 50 reports and more than 300 scientific papers. He is the editor-in-chief of International Journal of Innovative Horticulture, published by CHAI. .Currently, he is the Founder and Chairman, Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India (CHAI). Dr. Nadipynayakanahally Krishnamurthy Srinivasa Rao, Ex Principal Scientist (Plant Physiology.) and Emeritus Scientist at Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore, has contributed significantly to the understanding of the mechanism of abiotic stress tolerance in horticultural crops. He has significantly contributed in identifying genotypes tolerant to abiotic stresses. Dr. Rao has developed a good laboratory for climate change research at IIHR, Bangalore. He devotes his full time in planning and developing various state-of-the-art facilities. He has published more than 60 scientific papers in national and international journals and he has 7 book chapters to his credit. Dr. Kodthalu Seetharamaiah Shivashankara is a Principal Scientist in the Division of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry at Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore. He has got more than 20 years of research experience in various horticulture-related fields. Dr. Shivashankara has more than 30 research articles in various peer reviewed national and international journals. He has the experience of working in international laboratories like Food engineering lab of NFRI, Tsukuba, Japan and at Lethbridge Research centre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at Lethbridge, Canada in the area of antioxidant phytonutrients and fruit volatile flavours. He has been awarded the Fellow of International College of Nutrition, by the International College of Nutrition, Alberta, Canada.