Diseases of Fruits and Vegetables: Volume II

Diagnosis and Management

  • S. A. M. H. Naqvi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. S.P. Raut, Suvarna Ranade
    Pages 37-52
  3. Peter L. Sholberg
    Pages 53-80
  4. Richard N. Raid
    Pages 121-147
  5. Mary Ruth McDonald, Maria de los Angeles Jaime, Marilyn H.Y. Hovius
    Pages 149-200
  6. José Aires Ventura, Hélcio Costa, Joseli da Silva Tatagiba
    Pages 201-268
  7. N. J. Grünwald, W. Chen, R. C. Larsen
    Pages 301-331
  8. P. D. Roberts, S. Adkins, K. Pernezny, J. B. Jones
    Pages 333-387
  9. S. M. Paul Khurana
    Pages 389-440
  10. John L. Maas
    Pages 441-483
  11. Ved Ram, L.N. Bhardwaj
    Pages 485-510
  12. Nikhat S. Naqvi, S. A. M. H. Naqvi
    Pages 537-558
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 633-686

About this book

Introduction

Among the Horticultural Crops, Fruits and Vegetables (FV) are of primary - portance as the key source of essential components in an adequate and balanced human diet. FV have supported largely the daily food requirement of mankind since ages and even before man learned to grow cereal crops systematically. Over the years, growing FV has been the mainstay of rural economy and has emerged as an indispensable part of agriculture world over, offering farmers a wide range of crops in varied topography and climate. In certain parts of the world, FV are the major dietary staple. Apart from being a rich source of vitamins and minerals, this sector also contributes significantly in economy of the region or the nation. The increased income from per unit area of FV is far ahead and can not be compared with that of cereal crops. A recent survey by the Economist revealed that the world population has - creased by 90 % in the past 40 years while food production has increased only by 25 % per head. With an additional 1. 5 billion mouth to feed by 2020, farmers worldwide have to produce 39 % more. Looking at the load of the future food requirement, the global increased production of FV during last few years has absorbed the additional food requirement and accordingly the eating habits are also changing and shifting - wards more consumption of these commodities worldwide.

Keywords

Fungi development mycorrhiza pea plant plant pathology

Editors and affiliations

  • S. A. M. H. Naqvi
    • 1
  1. 1.National Research Centre for Citrus (Indian Council of Agricultural Research)Nagpur, MaharashtraIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-2607-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1823-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2607-2
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