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Fruit Crops - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128187326, 9780128187265

Fruit Crops

1st Edition

Diagnosis and Management of Nutrient Constraints

Editors: Anoop Kumar Srivastava Chengxiao Hu
Paperback ISBN: 9780128187326
eBook ISBN: 9780128187265
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 27th November 2019
Page Count: 776
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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Researchers in academia and industry seeking to improve production of tropical / subtropical fruit crops

Table of Contents

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 Constrains 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. Diagnosis and Management of Nutrient Constraints in Pineapple


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About the Editors

Anoop Kumar Srivastava

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ph. D, Principal Scientist (Soil Science), ICAR-Central Citrus Research Institute, Maharashtra, India.

Chengxiao Hu

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Citrus Science, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China

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