BOOK RELEASE: SYSTEMATIC POMOLOGY (VOL. 1-2) BY DR. O.P. PAREEK & DR. SUNEEL SHARMA 2017-04-12 12:39:36
Release of the book ‘Systematic Pomology (Vol. 1-2)’ by Dr. O.P. Pareek & Dr. Suneel Sharma, and published by Mr. Tanay Sharma, MD, Scientific Publishers (India), Jodhpur; in the presence of Dr. O.P. Yadav (Director, CAZRI, Jodhpur) and Dr. R.S. Paroda (Chairman, TAAS, Pusa Campus, New Delhi; Formerly, Secretary (DARE); Director General (ICAR)) at Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur on 21 February 2017.
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About the book:
The book is aimed to be a treatise on the ‘Systematic Pomology’, the primary component of science of fruits, dealing with identification, nomenclature and classification of fruit species based on the descriptions of characteristics related to their morphological, genetical, physiological, biochemical, biotechnological and eco-attributes. Besides taxonomic narrative of each species under the respective orders and genera, considerable emphasis has been laid on cultivars. The treatment is based on the latest version of Nomenclature and Phylogenetic System of Classification (APG III). The book is richly illustrated with diagrams and colour plates and carries fairly exhaustive bibliography and glossary.
Thus, the book is of high academic value for research workers/teachers, students and anyone interested in advanced fruit culture to provide insight in identifying and classifying fruit plants, providing standard nomenclature and terminology, in avoiding the confusion from synonymy and promoting correct labeling, to understand their genetic relations, in establishing or maintaining a garden, a germplasm block, a research orchard or even herbaria, in identification of new genotypes or cultivars for introduction and in deciding orchard management practices as well as methods of utilization, in using the correct related cultivars kept in a genetic resources repository for improvement considering the limits of hybridization, and in selecting genetic material for a breeding programme considering their taxonomic proximities and specific characters related to fruit bearing, regularity, nutritive and edible quality, resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses and plant stature and form.
About the Authors:
Dr. O.P. Pareek did his Ph.D. (Horticulture, Pomology) in 1967 from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He has done extensive research at 7 different institutes and universities in the country on crop physiology relating to water relations and on genetic resources and biosystematics of fruit crops. He established CIAH (ICAR) in 1993 at Bikaner and was instrumental in initiating All India Multi-location Research Project of ICAR on arid fruits and its coordination first from HAU and then from CIAH. He led the activities to implement ‘UNDP/FAO Project on Improvement of Date Palm’ during 1980-1987. He has published over 80 research articles, 50 research reports, 30 chapters in books and 10 books. He provided consultancy to the National University, Santiago del Estero, Argentina as Pomegranate Production FAO Expert.
Dr. Suneel Sharma is currently Professor of Horticulture at CCS Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar and has been a part of the Faculty of Horticulture at HAU since 1981. He obtained Ph.D. degree from the University of London, UK while working as a Commonwealth Scholar at Horticultural Research International, East Malling, Kent, UK. Dr. Sharma has 34 years of experience in teaching and research in pomology. He has published over 70 research papers, 15 chapters in edited books, 14 reviews and more than 85 popular articles on various aspects of horticulture and is author of 3 books. He is member of several National and International professional societies.