This book is written by keeping in mind the ICT progress in horticulture crops it will cater the need of the original research material n the horticulture crops. very less work has been done on the participatory decision support system specially abbot the horticulture crops. Package of practices for horticulture crops like fruits ,vegetables and spices are also given in the book theses will provide the concise information on these crops .these information and designing of participatory decision support system will be very much in formative for the farmers students and research scholars
Dr. Dileep Kumar, born in 1980 in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan did his B.Sc. Agriculture(Hons.) and M.Sc. (Ag.) Extension from S.K.R.A.U. Bikaner (Rajasthan), India, in the year 2001 and 2004 respectively. His area of research during Masters Degree in the University was on Adoption of sprinkler system of irrigation in the Jhunjhunu District of Rajasthan. He pursued his Ph.D. degree from N.D.R.I. Karnal, (Haryana), on Critical Analysis of Dairy Co-operatives and Private Dairies in Rajasthan in 2012. Throughout his study, he secured I Position in all examinations and was awarded Merit Scholarships for under Graduate programmes, graduate and post graduate programmes. He is closely associated with many national and international professional societies of Extension Education and published many research and popular articles. He remained meritorious student during his academics. He is also pursuing PGJMC (Post Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication) from IGNOU, New Delhi. Dr. Dileep Kumar started his career as scientist (Agricultural extension) in ICAR at ICAR RC for NEH Meghalaya in 2013. He is the Life Member of number of Professional Bodies of Academic Organisations and Institutions. He has authored ten books, and written more than 10 research paper published in Indian and foreign journals. At present author is principle investigator in a project entitled "Designing of participatory decision support system for horticultural crops in Meghalaya."He is Co-PI in various Institute and Externally Funded projects of social science. At present he is posted at ICAR-CAZRI,RRS-Jaisalmer and presently officer in charge(HOD) of the station .He has reviewed as many as 50 articles in different journals. He has authored following books o Mass communication in Agricultural Extension- Dileep Kumar, K.S.Kadian and O.P.Garhwal o Agricultural Extension- Innovations and Dimensions- Dileep Kumar and Khajan Singh o Advances in Extension Education- Dileep Kumar, K.S. Kadian, o Entrepreneurship in agriculture- Dileep Kumar o Dimensions of Agribusiness- Dileep Kumar and A.Roy o Research methods in extension education- DileepKumar,M.L.Meena and K.S.Kadian o A text book of rural sociology and educational psychology- DileepKumar,M.L.Meena o Organic farming- DileepKumar.A.Roy o Self-Management through extension approaches- DileepKumar o Participatory Decision support system of horticulture crops - DileepKumar, He has wrote 12 research paper as 1st author and 5 research paper as 2ndauthor.He has presented three papers in international conferences and 4 papers in national conferences .He got young scientist award in international conference organised by Astha society. He has authored 18 book chapters in different books. He has handled 5 projects, coordinated 5 trainings, authored 20 popular articles, delivered 30 lectures in different trainings as resource person. Edited 6 training manuals if different trainings.