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Book Review – Objective and Glossary of Horticulture (Fruit Science)


Horticulture is a very vast subject and comprises of pomology, olericulture, floriculture, fruit and vegetable preservation, spices and plantation crops and medicinal and aromatic plants.

This subject has attained the status of choice among the graduates for their Masters and Doctorate programmes. We live in the era of competition and in present age, competitive examinations have become a regular feature.

At every stage from seeking admissions in higher classes to securing a good placement after studies, a student required to clear one or the other competitive examination. Amidst this stiff competition, proper guidance and reliable study material are of utmost importance.

The present book ‘Objective and Glossary of Horticulture (Fruit Science)’ impart maximum valuable matter to the reader-cum-competitors on tropical and sub-tropical fruits, temperate fruits, plantation crops as well as post-harvest technology in objective (Multiple choice, Matching type, Fill in the blanks and True/false) forms and Glossary.

This book aims in helping students in getting admission in reputed institutions and jobs in the field of pomology (Fruit Science). Hopefully, this book will be very useful for the students preparing for JRF, SRF, ARS, NET, SLET and for UPSC and PSCs aspirants for various jobs. It may be useful for students seeking admission in post-graduate and Doctorate programmes in Fruit Science through entrance examinations and various other entrance and competitive test.

The outcome of this book has become a reality because of my inherit desire since the time of my studentship. It was my ambition to write a book which can prove helpful for the readers in general and students preparing for competitive examinations in particular. It is my first step towards my new path. Approval of readers and competitors will promote and shape my future course of action.

Salient features of the book

  • A large number of self-framed and new questions especially on plantations crops and post-harvest technology.
  • Objective and glossary of Horticulture (Fruit Science) is the book documented to give a lot of subject information in objective form.
  • Rare and latest information presented in comprehensive manner.
  • The book comprises of Multiple Choice, Matching, True/false, Fill in the blanks and Glossary.
  • This book covers the syllabus of every Horticulture Competitive Exam in Fruit Science.

About the Author

Dr. Parshant Bakshi is in the profession of teaching, research and extension and has been working as an Associate Professor (Fruit Science), SKUAST-J. His major areas of research include “Introduction of 26 cultivars of apple and 6 cultivars of pear” at RHRSS, Bhaderwah and “Agro technique refinement for wild pomegranate (Anardana) in Jammu province”, while in teaching include cultivation of temperate and unexploited fruit crops grown in India, growth and development aspects of fruit crops, nutrition of fruit plants, fruit physiology, and enzymatic changes in fruit during storage.

He has so far to his credit books publishing, research papers, review articles and popular articles in reputed Journals and magazines and he also evangelize agriculture through his web portal https://www.krishisandesh.com

Other Details:

Title: Objective and Glossary of Horticulture (Fruit Science)

Author: Dr. Parshant Bakshi

Pages: 192

Price: Rs. 175/- (Postage extra)

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