by Pran Nath Wanchoo (click
The book is a concise but comprehensive combination of Horticulture Principles and Practices for the Himalayan regions. The book contains the descriptive sections as under:
I. Introduction - Hindu-Kush-Himalayas covering geography, physiography of countries/states/zones-profiles described with potential for the horticultural development.
II. Environment, weather, soils, water and temperature, irrigation principles and practices, and tillage.
III. Propagation of plants methods and systems described, root stocks, planting methods and systems, pruning, tree surgery, and intensive fruit culture, etc.
IV. Arboriculture, ornamental horticulture and landscaping principles and practices, Bonsai, Topiari, Arboritum etc.
V. Olericulture principles and practices, high value plant cultures, Food and nutrition.
VI. Pomology - principles and practices of fruit culture.
VII. Fruits of yesteryear described.
VIII. Plant Protection-pest and diseases of fruits, vegetables and ornamentals described with control measures Winter and frost protection of plants, Mulching.
IX. Plant Nutrition-fruits, vegetables, and flowers with general recommendations for fertilizer use etc.
X. Marketing and post harvesting - handling of horticulture produce.
Put together by the author with his background experience of over 50 years and in-depth
studies in the horticulture of the Himalayan region and association with the regional universities for the benefit of the populace of the Himalayan region particularly and for the rest generally.
Pages: xx, 606, with many coloured photographs
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
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