Contents: 1. Aonla (Emblica officinalis)/P.K. Pathak, Sanjay Singh and P.L. Saroj. 2. Bael (Aegle marmelos)/P.L. Saroj, R.S. Singh and A.K. Singh. 3. Barbados cherry (Malpighia punicifolia)/D. Pandey, D.Mishra, G. Pandey and S.K. Shukla. 4. Ber (Ziziphus mauritiana)/B.B. Vashishtha. 5. Cactus pear (Opuntia ficus indica)/R.S. Singh. 6. Chirounjee (Buchanania lanzan)/R.K. Tewari and C.K. Bajpai. 7. Citrus (Citrus spp.)/R.K. Sonkar and Satya Prakash. 8. Custard apple (Annona squamosa)/I.B. Maurya and D.K. Singh. 9. Date palm (phoenix dactylifera)/J.P.S. Pundir, G.S. Rathore, A.R. Naqvi and R. Porwal. 10. Fig (Ficus carica)/D.P. Waskar. 11. Grape (Vitis vinifera)/Dhurendra Singh and A.K. Shukla. 12. Guava (Psidium guajava)/P.L. Saroj and Dhurendra Singh. 13. Jamun (Syzygium cuminii)/Sanjay Singh. 14. Karonda (Carissa congesta)/O.P. Awasthi, Dhurendra Singh and Anil Kr. Shukla. 15. Ker (Capparis decidua)/P.L. Saroj, D.G. Dhandar and O.P. Awasthi. 16. Khejri (prosopis cineraria) P.L. Saroj and A. Nagaraja. 17. Kumut (Acacia senegal)/R.S. Dhaka, M.R. Choudhary and S. Pareek. 18. Lasoda (Cordia dichotoma)/P.K. Yadav and Madhu Goel. 19. Manila Tamarind (Pithecellobium dulce)/O.P. Awasthi and P.L. Saroj. 20. Mulberry (Morus spp.)/Dinesh Kumar, V. Pandey and Atul Chandra. 21. Phalsa (Grewia subinaequalis)S.K. Shukla, G. Pandey and D. Pandey. 22. Pomegranate (Punica granatum)/D.P. Waskar. 23. Pilu (Salvadora oleoides)/O.P. Awasthi. 24. Tamarind (Tamarindus indica)/A.R. Karale. 25. Wood apple (Feronia limonia)/S.S. Hiwale. 26. Appricot (Prunus armeniaca)/Deepa H Dwivedi and Sanjai K Dwivedi. 27. Seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhmnoides)/Sanjai K Dwivedi and Zakwan Ahmed. 28. Nut fruits/G. Pandey, S.K. Shukla and D. Pandey. Abbreviations and acronyms used. Author index. Subject index. List of contributors.
"Though, there is various biophysical farming constraints in arid and semi-arid regions of the country but these regions are also blessed with immense potential for production of quality fruits, vegetables, spices, medicinal and aromatic plants. Vast land resource, hardy agro-biodiversity, easy access of agricultural labourers, better scope for utilization of solar and wind energy etc. are the other useful dimensions of these regions. However, meagre efforts have been made to utilize untapped potential of these areas. Therefore, an attempt was made to compile the work done so far on production technologies of different arid and semiarid fruit crops, which can be grown in hot and cold arid regions of the country. Moreover, very few fruit crops have been exploited commercially in these regions, thus the semi-arid corps (Chirounji, Custard Apple, Tamarind, Guava etc.), fruit crops of cold arid region (sea buck thorn and temperate nuts) as well as some of the corps, which are not popular as table fruits (Khejri, Kumut, Ker, Kainth, Lasoda etc.) have also been included. We hope that this book "Advances in Arid Horticulture Vol II" will serve as a reservoir for exploitation of useful information in future course of action by the scientist, teachers, students, policy makers and entrepreneurs."