Agriculturists all over the world have developed certain unusual methods by which they successfully cultivate the crop plants. Plant hormones are produced naturally by plants and are essential for regulating their own growth. Fortunately phyto chemists have also identified many synthetic hormones, some of which are more potent than natural hormones. They act by controlling or modifying plant growth processes, such as formation of leaves and flowers, elongation of stems, development and ripening of fruit. One can use different hormones for different purposes. A very little academic literature exists on how to best utilize the hormones to manipulate plants for specific purposes. These all evidence is given in this volume. The information contained in this book will be an asset to the students, teachers and researchers of Horticulture, plant science and plant physiology and anyone interested in fruit cultivation will also find this book quite informative.
The author had obtained his B.Sc. (Agri.) and M.Sc. (Agri.) from RAU, Pusa, Bihar and He hold the degree of doctor of philosophy in Horticulture from BAU, Ranchi. He has been awarded with distinction in master degree. He is Jr. Scientist - cum Assistant Professor, Horticulture, RRS, Agwanpur, Saharsa under BAU, Sabour.