Jammu Tawi, February 18
A textbook on “Biometrical Methods in Horticulture” was released by Dr Jatinder Singh, Minister of State, PMOs, Earth Sciences & Technology, DOPT, Govt. of India alongwith Dr. Pradeep Kumar Sharma, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-J, Dr. Nazeer Ahmed, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-K, Dr. K.K.Katoch, Vice Chancellor, Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, Palampur, Dr. K.S.Risem, Director, Extension, SKUAST-J and Convenor of this Conference Dr. A.K.Dhawan and Dr. Rajinder Peshin on 18th of February, 2016 in an International Conference 2016 organized by Indian Ecological Society on “Natural Resource Management: Ecological Perspectives” authored by Dr. Nirmal Sharma, Asstt. Prof. Dr. V.K.Wali, Prof. & Head and Dr. Parshant Bakshi, Associate Professor of Division of Fruit Science, SKUAST-Jammu
The book covers the information on biometrical methods in horticulture crops which is useful for researchers and postgraduate students. Biometrics is the area which is least emphasized in horticulture, however, it is most important for understanding the problems, analyzing and interpreting the data so that useful inferences could be drawn. Moreover, in the era of climate change, WTO and population explosion, relevant technology and suitable cultivars need to be developed, that too very swiftly. Therefore, horticulturists should be well versed with different advanced biometric techniques which are otherwise a least priority area in horticulture. Usually complicated and long statistical equations give a chill in the spine of horticulturists. Hence, effort has been put in the form of present work to concentrate on the practical application of different biometrical approaches instead of intricate statistical procedures. Emphasis has been given on understanding different methods, their use in research problems and drawing the useful inferences from the analyzed data.
The efforts taken by New India Publishing Agency (NIPA), New Delhi for publishing this book are highly appreciated. This book will prove a useful reference material for all those engaged in in the field of horticulture who are otherwise feel handicapped due lack of proper knowledge in the application of different biometrical tools.