|Number of Pages||588 Pages|
Orcharding and small fruit culture represent a major phase of Indian agriculture both domestic and export. With the intensified development of the industry, the science of horticulture becomes more complex, and the professional horticulturist, the student, and the grower all feel the need of additional training and a ready source of recent research. Not only the Indian, but also the foreign, literature is increasing rapidly, and every branch of study demands consideration. The student of fruit culture, whether in or outside college, should have a grasp of general concepts. He should strive to interpret physiology, morphology, soils, chemistry, and other fundamental sciences in terms of fruit plants and their products. The authers hope that they have presented the fundamentals in such a way that they become of vital concern to the serious student. At the same time, they have endeavored to present the most acceptable practices of Indian fruitgrowing.