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The Agronomy and Economy of Important Tree Crops of the Developing World.

Author: K P Prabhakaran Nair
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Major tree crops contribute substantially to the economy of many developing countries on the Asian, African and Latin American continents. For example, coffee is the main revenue earner for Kenya. This book provides a comprehensive review of the agronomy, botany, taxonomy, genetics, chemistry, economics, and future global prospects of a range of crops that have great food, industrial and economic value such as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nair, K.P. Prabhakaran.
Agronomy and Economy of Important Tree Crops of the Developing World.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2014
Print version:
Nair, K.P. Prabhakaran.
Agronomy and Economy of Important Tree Crops of the Developing World.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K P Prabhakaran Nair
ISBN: 9780123846785 0123846781
OCLC Number: 956669866
Notes: Further Voyage of Cinchona to the East.
Description: 1 online resource (366 pages)
Contents: Front Cover --
The Agronomy and Economy of Important Tree Crops of the Developing World --
Copyright Page --
Contents --
Introduction --
Chapter 1 Arecanut (Areca catechu L.) --
Origin, History, and Geographical Distribution --
The Botany and Taxonomy of the Areca Plant --
The Cytogenetics of the Areca Palm --
Genetic Resource Program --
Areca Crop Improvement --
The Agronomy of Arecanut --
Arecanut Physiology --
Mixed Cropping Systems in Areca --
Arecanut Pathology --
Arecanut Entomology --
Arecanut Nematology --
Harvesting and Processing of Arecanut --
A Look into Arecanut's Future. Chapter 2 Cashew Nut (Anacardium occidentale L.) --
Area and Global Production --
The Indian Scenario --
World Trade in Cashew --
The Tale of Cashew Trade in India Over the Years --
The History, Evolutionary Origin, and Distribution of Cashew --
Economic Botany of Cashew --
Taxonomy of the Cashew Plant --
Cytogenetics of the Cashew Plant --
Collection, Conservation, and Cataloging of Genetic Resources of the Cashew Plant --
The Genetic Improvement of the Cashew Plant --
Establishing and Managing a Cashew Orchard --
The Relevance of "The Nutrient Buffer Power Concept" in Cashew Nutrition. Some Salient Aspects of Raising Soft Wood Grafting --
Planting Technology --
Controlling Pests and Diseases in Cashew Plantations --
Effect of Inclemental Weather Conditions --
Cashew End Products --
Organization of Cashew Research in India and Overseas --
A Look into Cashew's Future --
Biodynamic Cashew --
Chapter 3 The Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera L.) --
Origin and Evolution --
The Evolution of Coconut along the Drifting Coastlines --
Development of Wind-Resistance --
The "Swimming" Coconut Fruit --
True Palm Traits --
Human Influence on Coconut Evolution --
Botany of Coconut --
Morphology. The Inflorescence --
The Fruit --
The Seed and Seedling --
Cytogenetics of Coconut --
Genetic Improvement of Coconut --
Constraints in Coconut Breeding --
Selection and Its Progress --
Hybrids and Their Future --
Commercial Production of Hybrid Seeds --
Agronomy of Coconut --
Coconut-Based Mixed Cropping Systems and Their Management --
Seed and Seedling Management --
Germination Rate --
Poly Bag Seedlings --
Seedling Selection --
Field Management --
Productive Palms --
Adaptation to Biotic Factors --
The Range of Coconut Pests --
Adaptation in Coconut Palm --
A Devastating Virus. Adapting the Coconut to Market Needs --
Yield Potential of the Coconut Palm --
Quality Traits --
The Fatty Acid Mix --
Coconut as a Food Item --
Research and Development in Coconut Production --
Global Coordination --
National Research Centers --
Research in India and Sri Lanka --
Research in the Second Half of Twentieth Century --
A Look into the Future of Coconut --
Protection of the Production Base --
Advances in Processing Technology --
Contact Information for Research Centers and Institutes --
Chapter 4 Cinchona (Cinchona sp.) --
Origin and Use of Cinchona.

Abstract:

Major tree crops contribute substantially to the economy of many developing countries on the Asian, African and Latin American continents. For example, coffee is the main revenue earner for Kenya. This book provides a comprehensive review of the agronomy, botany, taxonomy, genetics, chemistry, economics, and future global prospects of a range of crops that have great food, industrial and economic value such as cocoa, coffee, cashew, oil palm and natural rubber. Discusses the major tree crops of great economic value to the developing world The author is an eminent scientist who has won numerous awards for his work in this area.

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