Environmental Science/Climate Change & Mitigation

Climate Dynamics in Horticultural Science (Set of 2 volumes)
Volume 1: Principles and Applications
Volume 2: Impact, Adaptation, and Mitigation

Editors: M. L. Choudhary, PhD
V. B. Patel, PhD
Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, PhD
S. Sheraz Mahdi, PhD
R. B. Verma, PhD

Climate Dynamics in Horticultural Science (Set of 2 volumes)

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: February 2015
Hardback Price: $289.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771880718
Pages: 798pp with index
Binding Type: hardbound

“Both volume of books are very suitable for a broad audience and address the issue head on. The volumes nicely accomplish their goals. The editors have crafted a highly accessible publication that invites readers to digest it in a single sitting, and those who take that opportunity will be pleasantly surprised. The volumes seamlessly interweave thoughts on the history of changes in weather pattern, the dynamics of climate, and its effect on horticulture. Volume 2 ventures into some of the new emerging approaches like use of nana-particles bio chart technologies, home therapy, to name a few. Is change in climate dynamics altering the horticultural scenario? Both volumes of the books agree to the fact. There is a need to protect these valuable crops for sustainability against the climate change scenario. Both books contribute well and raise the attention toward the serious issue regarding changes in the climate dynamics affecting horticultural scenario, supporting with strong and justifiable facts.”
— Prof. (Dr.) R. S. Dhua, Former Head, Department of Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops, Faculty of Horticulture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India

This valuable two-volume set covers a plethora of topics on the contemporary and critical subject of climate change and its effect on horticulture.

Climate change and increased climate variability in terms of rise in temperature, shifting rainfall patterns, and incidences of extreme weather events such as severe drought, devastating floods, etc., pose a real threat to the production of agricultural and horticultural crops, and it is expected that this threat will only increase. Climate change affects many aspects of horticulture: rainfall, pests and invasive species, soil fertility, etc.
This two-volume set will help to give readers an understanding of the issues and makes suggestions for ways to mitigate adverse climate change effects on crops.

The focus of Volume 1: Principles and Applications is to identify impacts and suggest appropriate and effective adaptation and mitigation strategies. Volume 2: Impact, Adaptation, and Mitigation continues in that important vein by focusing on the impact of climate change on horticultural crops and offers ways to adapt practices to mitigate the adverse effects. Together, the two volumes offer a diverse selection on chapters that address issues of importance to those in the horticulture industry, researchers, faculty, and others.

The books:

  • provide a recent understanding about the climate change effects on horticulture
  • cover unique information regarding important fruit crops, including flowers, spices, and plantation crops
  • are an excellent source for researchers to formulate their adaptation and mitigation strategies
  • present the effect of climate change on different horticultural crops
  • cover different mitigation strategies for climate change effect
  • cover abiotic and biotic stresses in relation to climate change
  • present environmentally safe and recent technologies approaches such as nanotechnology and biodynamic
  • include case studies
The books will be an excellent resource for researchers; instructors; students in agriculture, horticulture, environmental science and other allied subjects; and policymakers.


Volume 1: Principles and Applications

Chapter 1: Hi-Tech Horticulture and Climate Change
P. K. Ray

Chapter 2: Climate Change and Fruit Production

W. S. Dhillon and P. P. S. Gill

Chapter 3: Climate Change: Impact on Productivity and Quality of Temperate Fruits and Its Mitigation Strategies

Nazeer Ahmed and S. Lal

Chapter 4: Impact of Changing Climate on Productivity of Apple in Himalayas-Urgent Need for Mitigation of Hail Damage

K. K. Jindal

Chapter 5: Empirical Appraisal of Some Weather Parameters Dynamics for Their Possible Implications on Mango Production in Some Important Mango Growing Regions with Special Reference to Lucknow Region of Uttar Pradesh

H. Ravishankar, Tarun Adak, V. K. Singh, B. K. Pandey, A. K., Singh, and B. R. Salvi

Chapter 6: Prospects of Cashew Cultivation under Changing Climatic Conditions

P. L. Saroj and T. R. Rupa

Chapter 7: Protected Cultivation Technologies for Vegetable Cultivation under Changing Climatic Conditions

Balraj Singh and R. K. Solanki

Chapter 8: Climate Change and Its Impact on Productivity and Bioactive Health Compounds of Vegetable Crops

Pritam Kalia and R. K. Yadav

Chapter 9: Functional Physiology in Drought Tolerance of Vegetable Crops: An Approach to Mitigate Climate Change Impact

A. Chatterjee and S. S. Solankey

Chapter 10: Harnessing Heat Stress in Vegetable Crops towards Mitigating Impacts of Climate Change

Shirin Akhtar, Abhishek Naik, and Pranab Hazra

Chapter 11: Climate Change Impact on Black Pepper and Cardamom

K. S. Krishnamurthy, K. Kandiannan, B. Chempakam, S. J. Ankegowda, and M. Anandaraj

Chapter 12: Climate Change: Threat to Floriculture

Anil K. Singh and Anjana Sisodia

Chapter 13: Climate Change: Breeding Strategies to Mitigate Abiotic Stress in Ornamental Crops

K. V. Prasad, T. Janakiram, Sapna Panwar, Bharat Sing Hada, and Prativa Lakhotia

Chapter 14: Bamboo and Sustainable Development with Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges

Kamesh Salam

Chapter 15: Climate Change Effects on Fruit Quality and Post-Harvest Management Practices

M. S. Ladaniya

Chapter 16: Eco-Friendly Postharvest Treatments for Fruits

Ram Asrey and Kalyan Barman

Chapter 17: Effect of Climate Change on Post Harvest Quality of Fruits

Authors: Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, V. B. Patel, and M. S. Ahmad

Chapter 18: Impact of Climate Change on Food Safety

H. R. Naik and S. Sheraz Mahdi

Chapter 19: Climate Change, Food Security, and Livelihood Opportunities in Mountain Agriculture

Amit Kumar, Nirmal Sharma, M. S. Ahmad, and Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui


Volume 2: Impact, Adaptation, and Mitigation

Chapter 1. Global Climate Change and Indian Horticulture
K. L. Chadha
Chapter 2. Climate Change Prediction: Uncertainties and Accuracies
K. K. Singh
Chapter 3. Climate Change and Rainfed Horticulture
N. N. Reddy and B. Venkateswarlu
Chapter 4. Climate Resilient Horticulture Based Agrarian Livelihood in the Eastern Region
Bikash Das, V. B. Patel, S. Kumar, and B. P. Bhatt
Chapter 5. Climate Resilient Horticulture for North Eastern India
A. K. Jha, V. K. Verma, N. A. Deshmukh, R. K. Patel, and S. V. Ngachan
Chapter 6. Climatic issues Affecting Sustainable Litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) Production in Eastern India
Rajesh Kumar
Chapter 7. Climate Change Resilient Island Horticulture
D. R. Singh, Shrawan Singh and S. Dam Roy
Chapter 8. Global Climate Change: Myth, Reality, and Mitigation
B. B. Mishra and Richa Roy
Chapter 9. Nanotechnology, Plant Nutrition, and Climate Change
S. Kundu, Tapan Adhikari, and A. Subba Rao
Chapter 10. Phytopathosystem Modification in Response to Climate Change
Lajja Vati and Abhijeet Ghatak
Chapter 11. Soil Fertility Dynamics vis-à-vis Climate Change in Citrus
A. K. Srivastava
Chapter 12. Soil Solarization and Moisture Conservation Practices to Combat Climate Change
Pramod Kumar, Som Dev Sharma, Shailendra Kumar Yadav, and Vinod Kumar
Chapter 13. Biochar Technology for Sustainable Horticulture
Anshuman Kohli, Yanendra Kumar Singh, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, and Shashi Bhushan Kumar
Chapter 14. Mycorrhizal Fungi in Sustainable Horticultural Production under Changing Climate Situations
S. K. Singh, V. B. Patel, A. K. Singh, and M. K. Verma
Chapter 15. Impact of Climate Change on Plant Pathogens
Md Abu Nayyer, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, and Kalyan Barman
Chapter 16. Quality of Fruits in the Changing Climate
Md Abu Nayyer, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, and Kalyan Barman
Chapter 17. Homa Therapy an Effective Tool in Mitigating Soil, Water, and Environmental Crises
R. K. Pathak and Ulrich Berk, E
Chapter 18. Awareness about Climate Change: Perception and Action
Aditya and B. Kumar
Chapter 19. Climate Change and Indian Agriculture
Md. Hedayetullah, Parveen Zaman, Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Md. Abu Naiyyar, and Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
Chapter 20. Climate Change: Impact on Pollinators’ Biodiversity in Vegetable Crops
Tamoghna Saha, Nithya C., and S. N. Ray
Chapter 21. Climate Change Impacts on Field and Horticultural Crops with Special Reference to Bihar, Possible Adaptation Strategies and Mitigation Options
A. Abdul Haris, B. P. Bhatt, and Vandna Chhabra


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: M. L. Choudhary, PhD
Vice Chancellor, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India

M. L. Choudhary, PhD, is currently Vice Chancellor of Bihar Agricultural University in Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India. He received a master’s degree in horticulture from Banaras Hindu University,Varanasi, Utter Pradash, India, and his PhD in the USA. The government of India deputed him for an advanced study on Hi-Tech Horticulture and Precision Farming in Israel and Chile. In a career spanning 30 years, he has occupied several executive positions, including Horticulture Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture, India; Chairman, Coconut Development Board, Kochi (Kerala); Ministry of Agriculture, India; National Project Director, FAO; Visiting Scientist at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA; Head of the Department of Ornamental Crops, IIHR, Bangalore; and Head of the Division in Floriculture at IARI, New Delhi. As Horticulture Commissioner of the Ministry of Agriculture, India, he has conceived, conceptualized and implemented flagship programs such as the National Horticulture Mission and the National Bamboo Mission and Micro-irrigation.

Apart from his professional career, he was also Chairman and Member Secretary of various committees constituted by the government of India as well as state governments. He has guided 18 PhD students and 21 MSc students in the field of horticulture and has published 124 book chapters, 19 books, and 109 research papers of national and international repute. Dr. Choudhary has represented India at various international forums in the capacity of Chairman and Member. He was also the Chairman of the Codex Committee of the Scientific Committee for Organic Standard of Ministry of Commerce. He has been conferred with 15 awards from various scientific and nonscientific organizations and government committees for his outstanding contribution in the field of horticulture/ floriculture. He has also been awarded the Fellowship of Horticultural Society of India. Dr. Choudhary in his 30 years of academic, research, and administrative career has visited more than 15 countries to participate in various professional meetings.

V. B. Patel, PhD
University Professor and Chairman (Horticulture), Department of Horticulture (Fruit and Fruit Technology), Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India

V. B. Patel, PhD, is presently working as University Professor and Chairman at Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar. He has worked on developing leaf nutrient guides, nutrient management strategies, use of AMF for biohardening and stress tolerance, anda survey of indigenous germplasm of fruit crops. He developed the Leaf Sampling Technique and Standards as well as made fertilizer recommendations for several fruits. He has developed nutrient management through organic means for high-density planted mango. He has guided thre MSc and one PhD students. He earned his PhD from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Dr. Patel has organized eight national/ international seminars and workshops as convener, associate convener, or core team member, including Indian Horticulture Congresses, the International Seminar on Precision Farming and Plasticulture, the National Seminar on Organic Farming, Seminar on Hitech Horticulture, and National Seminar on climate Change and Indian Horticulture.

Dr. Patel has received a number of national awards and recognitions for his work in the field of horticultural research and development, including being named a Fellow of The Horticultural Society of India, New Delhi; Associate, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi, India; Agricultural Leadership Award (2012) by Agricultural Today, Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development, New Delhi; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award (2007); Lal Bahadur Shastri Young Scientist Award, ICAR, New Delhi (2009); Young Scientist Award, NAAS (2005-06); Yuva Vigyanic Samman from Council of Science and Technology, Govt. Uttar Pradesh (2005); and AAAS Junior Award (2005) from the Indian Society for Plant Physiology, New Delhi. He has also received Best Research Paper/ Poster paper presentation awards from different organizations. He has published 41 research papers, 16 books and bulletins, and many popular articles, among other publications.

Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, PhD
Assistant Professor/Scientist, Department of Food Science and Technology, Bihar Agricultural University, Bihar, India

Dr. Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui is an Assistant Professor/Scientist in the Department of Food Science and Technology, Bihar Agricultural University, India, and author or co-author of 21 peer-reviewed journal papers, 12 book chapters, and 16 conference papers. Recently, Dr. Siddiqui has initiated an international peer-reviewed journal, Journal of Postharvest Technology. He has been serving as an editorial board member of several journals.

Dr. Siddiqui acquired a BSc (Agriculture) degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, India. He received MSc (Horticulture) and PhD (Horticulture) degrees from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, India, with specialization in the Postharvest Technology. He was awarded the Maulana Azad National Fellowship Award from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India. He has received several grants from various funding agencies to carry out his research works during his academic career.

S. Sheraz Mahdi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy, Bihar Agricultural University, Bihar, India

S. Sheraz Mahdi, PhD, is working as an Assistant Professor (Agronomy) at the Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar, with specialization in crop modeling. He worked as a Research Associate at the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Srinagar, Kashmir. He took his PhD (Agronomy) degree from Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K). He is the recipient of the Young Scientist Award from the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi. He has also worked as an independent researcher in the cold arid region of Kargil Ladkh for about four years in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, KVK-Kargil and the Himalyan Ecological and Conservation Research Development Foundation (HECRF). He has also published more than 25 research papers and some popular articles, covering some aspects of advanced agronomy in particular.

R. B. Verma, PhD
Associate Professor cum Sr Scientist, Department of Horticulture (Vegetable & Floriculture), Bihar Agricultural University, Bihar, India

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