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Apple: Production and Value Chain Analysis
Nazeer, Ahmed, Shabir A Wani and W M Wani
xvi+470p., figs, color plts., tbls., indx., 25cm
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Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2018

ISBN: 9789351249214
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The present book is a collection and synthesis of 30 lead papers contributed by R&D workers/experts/policy planners from different institutions/organizations as a part of their independent studies conducted at different times. It covers status, achievements and future R&D strategies on different issues concerning Apple vis-à-vis global advancement. The issues covered range from research needs, innovative technologies, genetic resources, nursery management and crop improvement, disease and pest management, mechanization, pre- and post harvest management and economics, finance, marketing & trade. It is hoped that the book will be of interest and benefit the students, development workers, teachers, researchers, policy makers and farmers involved in apple cultivation.

Foreword v
Preface vii
List of Contributors xiii
1. Situation Analysis of Apple in India 1
Nazeer Ahmed, S.A. Wani and W.M. Wani
2. An Overview of Apple Value Chain 17
S.A. Wani and F. Naqash
3. Apple Farming in Himachal Pradesh: An Overview 33
Ravinder Sharma, Subhash Sharma and Chandresh Guleria
4. Envisioning Apple Value Chain: J&K Banks Initiative
towards Rural Prosperity 51
Sajjad Bazaz and Rashid Ud Din
5. Classification of Apple Growing Soils of Kashmir 59
Nayar Afaq Kirmani, J.A. Sofi, Juvaria Jeelani and Khushboo Farooq
6. Nursery Management and Propagation in Apple 71
Aarifa Jan , W.M. Wani and M.A. Mir
7. Description of Some Important Local and
Exotic Apple Cultivars 89
W.M. Wani, Aarifa Jan and J.I. Mir
8. Recent Advances in Apple Production in India 109
Khalid Mushtaq Bhat, Haseeb Ur Rehman and A.H. Pandit
9. Research Developments for Increasing Productivity and
Quality of Apple at ICAR-CITH, Srinagar 133
D.B. Singh, J.I. Mir, O.C. Sharma, S. Lal, A. Sharma,
W.H. Raja and K.L. Kumawat
10. Climate Change Impact on Soils and Apple Based
Horticulture of Lesser Himalayas 153
Mushtaq A. Wani and Shazia Ramzan
11. Macro and Micro Nutrients and their Management in Apple 179
M.K. Sharma and Rifat Bhat
12. Role of Biotechnology in Apple Crop Improvement 189
Javid I. Mir, Nazeer Ahmed, D.B. Singh, O.C Sharma,
Anil Sharma and W.H. Raja
13. Role of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Growth
and Mineral Nutrition of Apple 209
Baby Summuna, P.A. Sheikh and Sachin Gupta
14. Crop Weather Relationship of Apple 219
Raihana Habib Kanth, Latief Ahmad and Sabah Parvaze
15. Pollination Management Studies in Apple Orchards
of Himalayas 229
M.A. Paray, Shoukat Ara, Munazah Yaqoob, Rizwana Khurshid,
G.H. Rather, S.H. Paray, Waseem A. Bhat, Zubair A. Rather,
and Farhana Majid
16. Fruit and Foliar Diseases of Apple and their Management 249
Qazi Nissar Ahmad, S. Rovida, Kursheed A. Hakim and Nisar A. Khan
17. Insect-Pest Complex and Integrated Pest Management on
Apple in Jammu and Kashmir, India 261
Barkat Hussain, Abdul Ahad Buhroo, Abdul Rasheed War and
Asma Sherwani
18. Minimizing Pesticide Residues in Apple 279
Malik Mukhtar and Asma Sherwani
19. Viral Diseases of Apple and Other Temperate Fruits in
Kashmir: An Overview 287
Bilal A. Padder, M D Shah, Mushtaq Ahmad, Iretfa Mohmmad,
Aadil Ayaz Mir, M.S. Dar and Asha Nabi
20. Nematode Pests as Vectors of Plant Viruses in Fruit Ecosystem 299
G.M. Lone and F.A. Zaki
21. Physiological Problems in Apple and their Management 315
Farooq A. Khan, Sajad A. Bhat and Raj Narayan
22. Mechanization Options for Apple Based Production
System in India 327
Junaid N. Khan, J. Dixit and Rohitashw Kumar
23. Advances in Pre- and Post harvest 1-Methylcyclopropene
Technology to Improve Shelf Life of Apple 337
Xi Chen, Kit Yam, Han Zhang, Nazir Mir, Robert Oakes, A.H. Pandith,
Haroon Naik and Khuram Mir
24. Re-engineering Post Harvest and Supply Chain Management
of Apple in J&K: Challenges and Opportunities 351
M.A. Mir
25. Apple Processing: Global Scenario and an Indian Overview 383
F. A. Masoodi, Furah Naqash and Sajad A. Rather
26. Economic Viability of Apple Processing 405
F.A. Shaheen, S.A. Wani, Farheen Naqash and Haris Manzoor
27. CA Storage of Apple 411
S.A. Wani, Farheen Naqash, F.A. Shaheen and Haris Manzoor
28. Growth, Instability and Economic Optima in
Apple Cultivation 421
Farheen Naqash, S.A. Wani and F.A. Shaheen
29. Pesticide Application on Apple: Issues of
Marketing and Ecological Implications 435
S.H. Baba, M.H. Wani and S.A. Wani
30. Price Forecasting and Co-Integration of Apple
Markets in India 447
S.A. Wani, S.H. Baba, M.M. Mir and Haris Manzoor
Index 463

Dr. Nazeer Ahmed, is Vice Chancellor, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K), J&K. Dr. Ahmed served in various capacities as Scientist, Senior Scientist, Associate Director Research, Professor and Head, Dean Agriculture, Director Resident Instruction cum Dean Post Graduate Studies at SKUAST-K and Director, ICAR- Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar. During his 32 years of service, he has contributed significantly as a teacher, researcher, extension worker and administrator. Dr. Ahmed has published more than 300 research papers in National and International Journals and released 34 varieties and hybrids in Temperate Horticultural crops. Dr. Ahmed has guided many Master’s and Ph.D. scholar’s and is recipient of several prestigious awards and honours including Rajbhasha Gaurav Award, Dr. R. S. Paroda Award, Dr. M. H. Marigowda National Endowment Award, Dr. Kriti Singh Gold Medal and Vijay Shree Award.
Dr. Shabir A. Wani is presently serving as Head, School of Agricultural Economics & Horti-Business Management and also I/C Kashmir and Ladakh Agriculture Watch Center, SKUAST-K. Srinagar. Dr. Wani has served in various capacities as Scientist, Senior Scientist and Professor in the discipline of Agricultural Economics at SKUAST-K. During his 27 years of service, he has guided many students, authored 6 book chapters in edited books, 8 policy papers, published more than 75 papers in peer reviewed journals, formulated J&K - Comprehensive State Agriculture Plan (c-SAP) and Carrier Advance Schemes (CAS) for SKUAST-K Scientists and Teachers, besides conducted many SKUAS-K initiated livelihood studies in isolated and disadvantageous areas of state. Dr. Wani is twice recipient of DST SERB (GoI), prestigious International Travel Grant award.
Dr. W. M. Wani is presently serving as Professor-Cum-Chief Scientist in the Division of Fruit Science, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K), J&K. Dr. Wani has served as Scientist in ICAR – Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar and as Senior Scientist and Professor in the discipline of Fruit Science at SKUAST-K. During his 35 years of service, he has significantly contributed in the field of Horticulture as a Teacher, Researcher, Extension worker, guided many students and published his work in reputed journals. Presently Dr. Wani is actively engaged in popularizing High Density Orcharding in Kashmir and in this regard has also visited many European countries to learn lessons from their experiences.


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