Citrus : Climate and Soil

A K Srivastava and Shyam Singh, International Book Distributing Co, 2002, 559 p, colour photographs, ISBN : 8185860807, $125.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Citrus : Climate and Soil/A.K. Srivastava

Contents: 1. World citrus : climate and soil analysis; World citrus—a preamble; Agroclimatic diversity; Climate and yield variation; Climate and fruit quality; Climate and physiological disorders; Climate and flowering; Photoperiodic response; Temperature response; Altitude, a climate and soil fertility moderator; Citrus growing belts from across the world; Citrus in Asia; Citrus in India; Approaches to agroclimatic delineation; Adaptability of citrus in west and northwest India— Citrus in Gujarat, Citrus in Uttaranchal, Citrus in Uttar Pradesh, Citrus in Rajasthan, Citrus in Harayana, Citrus in Punjab, Citrus in Himachal Pradesh, Citrus in Jammu & Kashmir, Commercial cultivation of Kinnow mandarin, Potential areas for Kinnow mandarin; Adaptability of citrus in Central India— Citrus in Madhya Pradesh, Citrus in Maharashtra, Commercial cultivation of Nagpur mandarin, Potential areas for Nagpur mandarin; Adaptability of citrus in east and north-east India— Citrus in Bihar, Citrus in Orissa, Citrus in West Bengal, Citrus in Sikkim, Citrus in Arunachal Pradesh, Citrus in Assam, Citrus in Meghalaya, Citrus in Tripura, Citrus in Manipur, Citrus in Mizoram, Citrus in Nagaland, Commercial cultivation of Khasi mandarin, Potential areas for Khasi mandarin; Adaptability of citrus in South India— Citrus in Andhra Pradesh, Citrus in Karnataka, Citrus in Tamil Nadu, Commercial cultivation of Coorg mandarin; Citrus in Andaman and Nicobar Islands; Commercial cultivation of sweet orange; Potential areas for sweet orange; Commercial cultivation of acid lime; Potential areas for acid lime; Citrus in Azerbaijan; Citrus in Bangladesh; Citrus in Bhutan; Citrus in China and Taiwan; Citrus in Cyprus; Citrus in Indonesia; Citrus in Iran; Citrus in Iraq; Citrus in Israel; Citrus in Japan; Citrus in Lebanon; Citrus in Malaysia; Citrus in Nepal; Citrus in Pakistan; Citrus in Philippines; Citrus in Sri Lanka; Citrus in Syria; Citrus in Thailand; Citrus in Turkey; Citrus in Europe; Citrus in France; Citrus in Georgia; Citrus in Greece; Citrus in Italy; Citrus in Portugal; Citrus in Spain; Citrus in Yugoslavia and Croatial Citrus in North and Central America; Citrus in Costa Rica; Citrus in Cuba; Citrus in Honduras; Citrus in Jamaica; Citrus in Mexico; Citrus in Puerto Rico; Citrus in Trinidad; Citrus in United States of America—Arizona citrus belt, California citrus belt, Florida citrus belt, Texas citrus belt; Citrus in South America; Citrus in Argentina; Citrus in Brazil; Citrus in Chile; Citrus in Columbia; Citrus in Paraguay; Citrus in Peru; Citrus in Suriname; Citrus in Uruguay; Citrus in Venezuela; Citrus in Africa; Citrus in Algeria; Citrus in Botswana; Citrus in Egypt; Citrus in Kenya; Citrus in Libya; Citrus in Morocco; Citrus in Nigeria; Citrus in Sierra Leone; Citrus in South Africa; Citrus in Swaziland; Citrus in Tanzania; Citrus in Tunisia; Citrus in Zimbabwe; Citrus in Australia; Citrus in Cook Islands; Citrus in New Zealand; Summary. 2. Soil suitability Criteria; Introduction; Soil quality; Physicochemical properties of soil; Soil depth requirement; water table depth and drainage; Role of hardpan; Soil property norms; Soil fertility evaluation for high altitude soils; Soil to leaf nutrient relation; Fruit quality in relation to soil properties; Summary; 3. Soil fertility and production sustainability; Introduction; Concept of soil fertility; Precision Citriculture—a new philosophy; Method of soil fertility evaluation; Soil sustainability; Importance of soil organic matter; Micronutrient deficiencies in Indian soils; Soil properties and micronutrient availability; Distribution of total and available micronutrient; Summary; 4. Fertility management of slopy land under citrus; Introduction; shifting cultivation, a common feature of slopy land; Nature and severity of problem; Soil management; Soil conservation; Zero tillage; Cover crop and mulching; Soil fertility changes; Integrated land use; Summary; 5. Citrus growing acid soils; Soil genesis; Soil types; Red and laterite soils; Podzol soils; Peat and organic soils; Properties of acidic soils; Classification of soil acidity; Relation between pH and Al saturation; Nature of soil acidity; Total potential acidity; Exchangeable acidity; pH dependent acidity; Lime requirement; Nutrient transformation and availability; Organic matter and nitrogen distribution; Transformation of phosphorus; Transformation of potassium; Micronutrients; Biological properties; Acid soil amelioration; Liming technique; Response of soil amendments; Summary; 6. Soil conditions and citrus decline; Chronology of the problem; Morphological symptoms; Diagnostic criteria; Bud union creasing; Soil and nutritional imbalances; Unfavourable soil conditions; Soil compaction; Poor drainage; Soil reaction; Soil salinity; Excessive lime; Presence of hard pan—effect on various soil properties like gas exchange, changes in soil volume, salt accumulation, toxic chemicals and management strategy including subsoil management; Nutritional disorders; Amelioration of soil fertility constraints; Macronutrient management; Micronutrient management; Summary; 7. Issues and strategies; Bibliography.

"The essence of successful citriculture is the quality of soil and associated climate in which citrus grows. Climatic analogues and promising soil types depending upon cultivar preference for various requirements of citrus have proved to be the premier issues of commercial cultivation. The book Citrus : Climate and Soil focuses on various core problems exclusively across six continents through seven highly elusive chapters with 2500 relevant citations. The publication promises to be useful to worldwide researchers, extension personnel, planners, administrators, teachers, students and citrus growers."

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