Genesis and Evolution of Horticultural Crops Vol. 2
K V Peter
ISBN : 9781787150102 (Hard Bound)
Pages : 254
Year : 2018
Weight : 0gms
Price : £ 80.00

• “Genesis and Evolution of Horticultural Crops Vol. II” is continuation of much referred and read vol. I covering 21 crops-Amaranth, Black pepper, Baby corn, Basil, Bay laurel, Cactus Pears, Cashew, French bean, Garlic, Hyacinth Bean, Kokum, Luffa gourds, Momordica, Onion, Potato onion, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Radish, Saffron, Tea and Water melon. • Present volume carries 14 chapters dealing evolution of apple, citrus, jackfruit, papaya, rambutan, tropical cauliflower, curry leaf, kale, pea, pointed gourd, spine gourd, cacao, coffee and camelina. • This volume is authored by 30 scientists working on respective crop-improvement, protection, production and post-harvest technology. • It will throw light on the evolutionary processes of crops and hence researchers, teachers, students and all those engaged and interested in the evolutionary studies will find it both useful and rewarding.

Prof. K V Peter, Director World Noni Research Foundation, Chennai is the Former Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University (KAU); Director, Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut; Director of Research KAU and Professor of Horticulture from 1979. A post graduate from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar (1969-1975), he is associated with development of biotic stress resistant varieties in Chilli (Pant-C1, Pant-C2), tomato (Sakthi) and brinjal (Surya) which are grown through out the country. Prof. Peter provided managerial support to the ICAR Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut to possess the World’s largest collection of black pepper and cardamom germplasm. The technology package for protected cultivation of bush pepper would make available green pepper throughout the year. A prolific writer and academic editor he authored/edited 81 books published both in India and abroad, 16 technical bulletins, 110 research papers, 22 short research notes, 15 scientific reviews, 111 papers in symposia/seminars, 85 chapters in books, 307 popular articles and 17 radio/TV programmes.