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The agronomy and economy of turmeric and ginger : the invaluable medicinal spice crops

Author: K P Prabhakaran Nair
Publisher: London ; Boston : Elsevier, [2013] ©2013
Series: Elsevier insights.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Turmeric has been used as a medicine, a condiment, and a dye since at least 600 BC, while ginger has been used extensively throughout history for its medicinal purposes. This book helps for those  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K P Prabhakaran Nair
ISBN: 0123948010 9780123948014
OCLC Number: 822227356
Description: xx, 522 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1: Historical Perspectives, Origin and History, Area and Production and Global Scenario 2.Genetics of Turmeric, Conservation and Management of Genetic Resources, Protection of Plant Varieties 3.The Botany of Turmeric, Origin and Distribution, Taxonomy , Morphology and Cytology, Turmeric Improvement, through Mutation and Hybridization 4: The Chemistry of Turmeric: Turmeric Oil, Turmeric Oleoresin, Volatiles, Microencapsulation, Turmeric Turmerones, Curcuminoids, Biosynthesis of Curcuminoids 5: The biotechnology of Turmeric 6: Agronomy of Turmeric: Soil and climate, Propagation, Planting, Cropping system, Harvesting, Storage of seed rhizome 7: Nutrition and Nutrient management in Turmeric: Soil tests and nutrient availability, nutrient requirement and uptake, inorganic fertilization, organics, Biofertilizers, Role of Growth regulators 8: Turmeric Entomlogy: The chapter deals with insect pests and their control in turmeric production 9: Turmeric Nematology: The chapter discusses various nematodes which attack turmeric and their control measures 10: Major diseases of Turmeric 11: Post Harvest Management 12: Nutraceutical Properties of Turmeric 13: Ornamental Curcuma 14: Turmeric in Ayurveda
Series Title: Elsevier insights.
Responsibility: K.P. Prabhakaran Nair, Director, Rallis India Ltd (A Tata Group), India.
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"This volume examines the spice crops of turmeric and ginger. It delves into the origin, history, botany, genetics, chemistry, biotechnology, agronomy, nutrition and nutrient management, entomology, Read more...

 
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