Climate-Resilient Horticulture: Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies

  • Harish Chandra Prasad Singh
  • Nadipynayakanahally Krishnamurthy Sriniv Rao
  • Kodthalu Seetharamaiah Shivashankar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. S. L. H. V. Prasada Rao, C. S. Gopakumar, K. N. Krishnakumar
    Pages 13-20
  3. Veerendra Kumar Verma, Amit Nath, Anjani Kumar Jha, Nishant Anandrao Deshmukh, Ram Kishor Patel
    Pages 35-43
  4. Shailendra Rajan, H. Ravishankar, Divya Tiwari, V. K. Singh, Pooja Saxena, Shilpi Singh et al.
    Pages 53-65
  5. Jagdev Sharma, Ajay Kumar Upadhyay, Pandurang Gundappa Adsule, Sanjay Dinanath Sawant, Ajay Kumar Sharma, Jogaiah Satisha et al.
    Pages 67-80
  6. Kartar Singh Verma, Mahadev Singh Mankotia, Sudhir Verma, Vikas Kumar Sharma
    Pages 89-102
  7. Avverahally Thamanna Sadashiva, Manohar George Christopher, Thilakadavu Krishnamurthy Krithika
    Pages 113-124
  8. Bir Pal Singh, Vijay Kumar Dua, Panamanna Mahadevan Govindakrishnan, Sanjeev Sharma
    Pages 125-135
  9. Nadipynayakanahally Krishnamurthy Srinivasa Rao, Ramanna Hunashikatti Laxman
    Pages 147-157
  10. Ravindra Mohan Bhatt, Nadipynayakanahally Krishnamurthy Srinivasa Rao, Divya Makkimane Harish, Srilakshmi
    Pages 159-175
  11. Kukkehalli Balachandra Hebbar, Doddaballapura Balasimha, George Vettimoottil Thomas
    Pages 177-187
  12. Thimmasamudram Raghavareddy Rupa, Raghavan Rejani, Moodakare Gopalakrishna Bhat
    Pages 189-198
  13. Prathapani Naveen Kumar, Ganesh Balkrushna Kadam, Ramesh Kumar
    Pages 213-220

About this book

Introduction

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.

 

Keywords

Abiotic stress Carbon sequestration Pest dynamics Phenotyping Stress tolerance

Editors and affiliations

  • Harish Chandra Prasad Singh
    • 1
  • Nadipynayakanahally Krishnamurthy Sriniv Rao
    • 2
  • Kodthalu Seetharamaiah Shivashankar
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of HorticultureIndian Council of Agricultural ResearchNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2., Plant Physiology and BiochemistryIndian Institute of HorticulturalResearhBangaloreIndia
  3. 3., Plant Physiology and BiochemistryIndian Institute of Horticultural ResearBangaloreIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-0974-4
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, India
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-0973-7
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-0974-4
  • About this book