Fruit Crops: Diagnosis and Management of Nutrient Constraints is the first and only resource to holistically relate fruits as a nutritional source for human health to the state-of-the-art methodologies currently used to diagnose and manage nutritional constraints placed on those fruits. This book explores a variety of advanced management techniques, including open field hydroponic, fertigation/bio-fertigation, the use of nano-fertilizers, sensors-based nutrient management, climate- smart integrated soil fertility management, inoculation with microbial consortium, and endophytes backed up by ecophysiology of fruit crops. These intricate issues are effectively presented, including real-world applications and future insights.
- Presents the latest research, including issues with commercial application
- Details comprehensive insights into the diagnosis and management of nutrient constraints
- Includes contributions by world renowned researchers, providing global perspectives and experience
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1. Fruits and Nutritional Security 2. Nutrient Density of Fruit Crops as a Function of Soil 3. Nutrient Redistribution in Fruit Crops: Physiological Implications 4. Plant Nutrition and Physiological disorders in Fruit Crops 5. Ecophysiology of Fruit Crops 6. Estimating Carbon Fixation in Perennial Fruit Crops 7. Implications of Climate Change on Fruit Nutrition 8. NIR Spectroscopy and Management of Bioactive Components, Antioxidant Activity and Micronutrients in Fruits 9. Role of Sensors in Fruit Nutrition 10. OMICS in Fruit Nutrition: Concept and Application 11. Leaf Analysis as a Diagnostic Tool for Balanced Fertilization in Tropical Fruits 12. Diagnosis of Nutrient Composition in Fruit Crops: Latest Developments 13. Floral Analysis in Fruit Crops: A Potential Tool for Nutrient Constraints Diagnosis 14. Calcium Nutrition in Fruit Crops: Agronomic and Physiological Implications 15. Boron Nutrition in Fruit Crops 16. Boron Toxicity in Fruit Crops: Agronomic and Physiological Implications 17. Aluminium Toxicity and Fruit Nutrition 18. Importance of Selenium in Fruit Nutrition 19. Importance of Silicon in Fruit Nutrition: Agronomic and Physiological Implications 20. Role of Cover Crops on Fruit Nutrition 21. Rootstock-scion Combination and Nutrient Uptake in Grapes 22. Rhizosphere Ecology of Fruit Crops: Genetic, Functional and Metabolic Responses 23. Mycorrhizas in Fruit Nutrition: Important Breakthroughs 24. Microbial Consortium: Concept and Application in Fruit Crops 25. Fertigation in Fruit Crops 26. Biofertigation in Fruit Crops: Concept and Application 27. Nutrient Management in Fruit Crops: An Organic Way 28. Soil Fertility Management in Fruit Crops: Biodynamic Way 29. Manipulating Fruit Quality through Foliar Nutrition 30. Open Field Hydroponics: Developments and Challenges 31. Role of Biochars in Soil Fertility Management of Fruit Crops 32. Physiological and Molecular Basis of Salinity Tolerance in Fruit Crops 33. Salt Stress Alleviation through Fertilization in Fruit Crops 34. Trunk Nutrition in Fruit Crops: An Overview 35. Application of Nano-fertilizers in Fruit Crops 36. 4R Nutrient Stewardship in Fruit Crops 37. Climate Smart Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Fruit Crops: An Overview 38. Evaluation of Organic Versus Conventional Nutrient Management Practices in Fruit Crops 39. Role of Slow Release Fertilizers in Fruit Nutrition 40. Diagnosis and Management of Nutrient Constraints in Berries 41. Soil Fertility- Plant Nutrition vis-à-vis Fruit Yield and Quality of Stone Fruits 42. Diagnosis and Management of Nutrient Constraints in Papaya 43. Diagnosis and Management of Nutrient Constraints in Mango 44. Diagnosis and Management of Nutrient Constraints in Banana 45. Diagnosis and Management of Nutrient Constraints in Litchi 46. Diagnosis and Management of Nutrient Constraints in Pomegranate 47. Diagnosis and Management of Nutrient Constraints in Grapes 48. Diagnosis and Management of Nutrient Constraints in Guava 49. Diagnosis and Management of Nutrient Constraints in Citrus 50. Mycorrhizosphere of Fruit Crops: Nature and Properties
Dr. Srivastava, is currently the Principal Scientist (Soil Science) at Central Citrus Research Institute (Formerly, National Research Centre for Citrus, Nagpur) under Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. He has extensively pursued research work on different aspects of citrus nutrition including nutrient constraints analysis of citrus orchards by developing DRIS-based soil-plant nutrient diagnostics, orchard efficiency modelling, targeted yield-based site specific nutrient management exploiting spatial variability in soil fertility, citrus rhizosphere specific microbial consortium and soil carbon loading, integrated nutrient management module, fertigation scheduling, nutrient mapping using geospatial tools, nutrient dynamic studies, transformation of soil microbial biomass nutrients within citrus rhizosphere and soil fertility mapping as decision support tool for fertilizer recommendation.
Dr. Chengxiao Hu, is Director of the International Cooperation and Exchange Division of Huazhong Agricultural University (and the Dean of the International College). He received his B.A., M.S., and Ph.D degree in Agronomy and joined Huazhong Agricultural University. His main research fields include: citrus and main crop rotation formula fertilization technology system, agricultural product safety production and nutrient management, crop molybdenum nutrition mechanism and application of molybdenum fertilizer technology, urban sludge agricultural pollution control principles and technologies, functions mechanisms of mid and micro-nutrients esp. Mo, Se of horticultural plants for edible quality development particularly the sugar / acid ratio, Vitamin C etc. He has presided over in more than 40 projects, including the National Natural Science Foundation, Scientific and Technological Support Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology, the 948 projects of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand ASIA2000 fund.