chapter  4
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Impact of Changing Climate on Productivity of Apple in Himalayas: Urgent Need for Mitigation of Hail Damage

The low productivity of apple has become a serious concern for the farmers, research workers and development agencies at national and state level for the last two decades. Several factors can be attributed to the declining trend in productivity like expansion of apple cultivation to marginal areas, monoculture of Delicious varieties, declining standards of orchard management and the fluctuating abnormal climatic conditions.