Pomegranate: For Horticulture Students and Farmers


Professor and Emeritus Scientist, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru, India

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: SCI073000; SOC055000; TEC003030
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/ZOQN1680

This book gives complete information on the pomegranate crop. The book has 21 chapters covering all aspects from origin of the crop to its breeding, cultivation, and management of water, weeds, pests, diseases, and nutrients, as well as its uses, processing, and marketing. The book is aimed at horticulture students, farmers, and the general public who want to learn about the crop. For students of agriculture, horticulture, and botany, the book gives complete information on the origin of the crop, its botany, environmental requirements, agronomy and varietal improvement, processing, and marketing. For farmers, the book gives elaborate information on the agronomy of pomegranate, nutrient management, pest and disease management, post-harvest management, and marketing of the fruits. For general readers, the book gives comprehensive information on the origin of this healthy fruit, its health benefits, its utility in the food processing industry, the ayurvedic, cosmetic, essence, and perfume industries, the tanning industry, and many more. The book also describes the pomegranate’s role in art and culture, its uses in human health, and its nutrition, apart from its description and management. This book fills the gap that, despite the popularity of the pomegranate and its commercial value, there was no comprehensive textbook available for university students, farmers, and the general public to know about the crop.

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Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. History and Origin of Pomegranate

Chapter 3. Pomegranate Growing Regions and Production

Chapter 4. Pomegranate Botany

Chapter 5. Genetic Resources

Chapter 6. Pomegranate Breeding

Chapter 7. World Pomegranate Cultivars

Chapter 8. Environmental Requirements and Site Selection

Chapter 9. Pomegranate Propagation and Planting Material

Chapter 10. Establishment and Management of Orchards

Chapter 11. Pomegranate Nutrient Management

Chapter 12. Water Management in Pomegranate

Chapter 13. Disease Management in Pomegranate

Chapter 14. Insect Pest Management in Pomegranate

Chapter 15. Integrated Pest and Disease Management in Pomegranate

Chapter 16. Conservation Horticulture in Pomegranate Orchards

Chapter 17. Organic Production of Pomegranates

Chapter 18. Ornamental Pomegranates

Chapter 19. Pomegranate Uses

Chapter 20. Value Addition in Pomegranate

Chapter 21. Marketing of Pomegranate

Chapter 22. Conclusion



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