Sustainable Development and Biodiversity

Sustainable Horticultural Systems

Issues, Technology and Innovation

Editors: Nandwani, Dilip (Ed.)

  • Covering sustainable horticultural systems in various regions
  • Issues in horticultural crops production
  • Useful for tropical to subtropical fruits and vegetables
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About this book

Sustainable horticulture is gaining increasing attention in the field of agriculture as demand for the food production rises to the world community. Sustainable horticultural systems are based on ecological principles to farm, optimizes pest and disease management approaches through environmentally friendly and renewable strategies in production agriculture. It is a discipline that addresses current issues such as food security, water pollution, soil health, pest control, and biodiversity depletion. Novel, environmentally-friendly solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from sciences as diverse as agronomy, soil science, entomology, ecology, chemistry and food sciences. Sustainable horticulture interprets methods and processes in the farming system to the global level. For that, horticulturists use the system approach that involves studying components and interactions of a whole system to address scientific, economic and social issues. In that respect, sustainable horticulture is not a classical, narrow science. Instead of solving problems using the classical painkiller approach that treats only negative impacts, sustainable horticulture treats problem sources.

About the authors

Dr. Dilip Nandwani (born 1965) did his M.Sc. (1987) and Ph.D. (1991) from the University of Jodhpur (now Jai Narayan Vyas University), Jodhpur, India. He joined the Tennessee State University as Associate Professor in 2014. Prior to joining Tennessee State University, he served University of the Virgin Islands (2011-2013) as Research Associate Professor and Program Leader (Horticulture). He worked with Land Grant institutions in the American Pacific for a decade and served as Program Leader in Crop Production and Improvement. Dr. Nandwani has several years of research, extension and education experience in plant and horticultural sciences. He has published 103 articles (peer-reviewed, extension booklets and conference proceedings) in internationally recognized journals. Dr. Nandwani is Certified Professional Horticulturist from American Society for Horticultural Science, worked with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP-GEF) as Regional Advisor, International Agriculture Development and earned five awards, $2.2M grants from regional, national and international organizations, and presented research papers in a two dozen countries.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Sustainable Vegetable Production: Caribbean Perspective

    Napoleon-Fanis, Velta (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Horticulture Based Production Systems in Indian Arid Regions

    Bhandari, D.C. (et al.)

    Pages 19-49

  • Principles and Practices of Sustainable Vegetable Production Systems

    Nair, Ajay (et al.)

    Pages 51-78

  • A Small-Scale Integrated Farm System in a Tropical Insular Environment of Guam: A Case Study

    Marutani, Mari (et al.)

    Pages 79-93

  • Impacts of Vulnerabilities and Climate Change on Sustainable Agriculture for Caribbean Small Island Developing States (CSIDS)

    Maharaj, Rohanie (et al.)

    Pages 95-126

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35420-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Horticultural Systems
Book Subtitle
Issues, Technology and Innovation
Editors
  • Dilip Nandwani
Series Title
Sustainable Development and Biodiversity
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06904-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06904-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06903-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35420-0
Series ISSN
2352-474X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 395
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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