The Pineapple

Botany, Production, and Uses

Author: D. P. Bartholomew,Robert E. Paull,K. G. Rohrbach

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851999791

Category: Pineapple

Page: 320

View: 7368

authors include international authorities from around the worldonly complete up to date publication on pineappleAimed at researchers and professional horticulturists, this comprehensive reference book on pineapple covers all topics from botany and taxonomy to genetics, breeding, production, disease and postharvest techniques. There is currently no single up-to-date volume on the pineapple and this book fills that gap.The contents include: history, distribution and world production; botany; breeding, genetic engineering, selection and cultivars; crop environment, temperature, water and light; propagation; cultural systems; flowering and fruit development; and pests, disease and weeds. The book will be of interest to those working in horticulture and tropical fruit growers.
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The Avocado

Botany, Production and Uses

Author: Bruce A. Schaffer,B. Nigel Wolstenholme,Antony William Whiley

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845937015

Category: Nature

Page: 560

View: 5355

This book is comprised of 15 chapters covering principles and basic understanding in avocado science, technology, best management practices and postharvest aspects. It is aimed at avocado researchers, libraries, teachers and academics, students, advisers, cutting edge growers and industry support personnel. Topics discussed include the history, distribution, uses, taxonomy, botany, genetics, breeding, ecology, reproductive biology, ecophysiology, cultivars and rootstocks, propagation, biotechnology, irrigation and mineral nutrition, crop management, foliar, fruit and soil-borne diseases, insect and mite pests and harvesting, packing, postharvest technology, transport and processing.
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The Peach

Botany, Production and Uses

Author: Desmond R. Layne,Daniele Bassi

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845934237

Category: Gardening

Page: 615

View: 3879

Summarizes our knowledge of peaches and their production worldwide and includes a colour plates section. This book includes chapters which address botany and taxonomy, breeding and genetics of cultivars and rootstocks, propagation, physiology and planting systems, crop and pest management and postharvest physiology.
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The Potato

Botany, Production and Uses

Author: Roy Navarre,Mark J Pavek

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780642806

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 382

View: 2641

Potatoes are a staple crop around the world. Covering all aspects of botany, production and uses, this book presents a comprehensive discussion of the most important topics for potato researchers and professionals. It assesses the latest research on plant growth such as tuber development, water use and seed production, covers all aspects of pest management and reviews postharvest issues such as storage, global markets, and of course, nutritional value and flavour.
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Cherries

Botany, Production and Uses

Author: Jose Quero-Garcia,Amy Iezzoni,Joanna Pulawska,Gregory A Lang

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780648375

Category: Science

Page: 549

View: 6249

Sweet and sour cherries (Prunus avium and Prunus cerasus) are important fruit crops for which demand is high and growing. A significant number of new varieties, rootstocks and training systems have been released or developed in recent years in order to improve the efficiency and profitability of cherry orchards. Cherries: Botany, Production and Uses covers the genetics, ecophysiology, production, protection and uses of cherries. Presenting up-to-date scientific data and applied information, this book is invaluable for researchers, teachers and all professionals working in the cherries value chain.
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The Lime

Botany, Production and Uses

Author: M Mumtaz Khan,Rashid Al-Yahyai,Fahad Al-Said

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780647840

Category: Science

Page: 235

View: 6946

This book is a comprehensive and up-to-date resource covering the botany, production and uses of limes. The lime is an important fruit crop throughout citrus producing regions of the world, with its own specific benefits, culture and marketplace, but producers face issues affecting successful cultivation and production. Authored by an international team of experts and presented in full colour throughout, this book is an essential resource for academic researchers and specialist extension workers, in addition to growers and producers involved in the citrus industry.
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The Mango

Botany, Production and Uses

Author: Richard E. Litz

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 184593489X

Category: Science

Page: 680

View: 5137

Introduction: botany and importance. Taxonomy and systematics. Important mango cultivars and their descriptors. Breeding and genetics. Reproductive physiology. Ecophysiology. Fruit diseases. Foliar, floral and soilborne diseases. Physiological disorders. Pests. Crop production: propagation. Crop production: mineral nutrition. Crop production management. Postharvest physiology. Postharvest technology and quarantine treatments. World mango trade and the economics of mango production. Fruit processing. Biotechnology.
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Quinoa

Botany, Production and Uses

Author: Atul Bhargava,Shilpi Srivastava

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780642261

Category: Science

Page: 264

View: 6947

Quinoa is an invaluable crop, highlighted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as one of the world's main crops for future food security. The first comprehensive review of quinoa, this book includes four sections covering the history of the crop, phylogeny and systematics, botany and agrotechnology, and the qualitative aspects, economics and marketing of quinoa, making it a vital resource for students and researchers of crop science.
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Hemp

Industrial Production and Uses

Author: Pierre Bouloc

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845937937

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

View: 4068

Hemp production for industrial purposes continues to grow worldwide, and is currently being used for many applications including house insulation, paper making, animal bedding, fabric, rope making and also as a biofuel. This book brings together international experts to examine all aspects of industrial hemp production, including the origins of hemp production, as well as the botany and anatomy, genetics and breeding, quality assessment, regulations, and the agricultural and industrial economics of hemp production. A translation of Le Chanvre Industriel, this book has been revised and updated for an international audience and is essential reading for producers of industrial hemp, industry personnel and agriculture researchers and students.
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The Lentil

Botany, Production and Uses

Author: N.A

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845934881

Category: Science

Page: 457

View: 4499

The lentil is a crop primarily grown in the developing world. It has the ability to use water efficiently and grow in marginal environments as well as being high in protein. This title includes chapters that outline improvements in production, such as water and soil nutrient management, agronomy, mechanization, and weed management.
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Peppers

Botany, Production and Uses

Author: V. M. Russo

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845937843

Category: Electronic books

Page: 308

View: 8610

The group of plants known as 'peppers' is diverse, containing types that contribute to the fresh and processed food markets as well as varieties that are used in pharmaceuticals and other non-food commercial products. Peppers originally developed in tropical regions, but are now grown and used in every country where it is possible to grow them, including in areas where production is difficult. This book examines peppers from historical, genetic, physiological and production perspectives, following the development of the cultivated crop from the wild type. Diverse examples of pod types and thei.
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The Soybean

Botany, Production and Uses

Author: Guriqbal Singh

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845936442

Category: Cooking

Page: 494

View: 1882

The soybean is a crop of global importance and is one of most frequently cultivated crops worldwide. It is rich in oil and protein, used for human and animal consumption as well as for industrial purposes. Soybean plants also play an important role in crop diversification and benefit the growth of other crops, adding nitrogen to the soil during crop rotation. With contributions from eminent researchers from around the world, The Soybean provides a concise coverage of all aspects of this important crop, including genetics and physiology, varietal improvement, production and protection technology, utilization and nutritional value.
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Industrial Crops and Uses

Author: Bharat P. Singh

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845936167

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 510

View: 1252

The demand for plant-based industrial raw materials has increased as well as research into expanding the utility of plants for current and future uses. Plants are renewable, have limited or positive environmental impact and have the potential to yield a wide range of products in contrast to petroleum-based materials. Plants can be used in a variety of different industries and products including bioenergy, industrial oil and starch, fibre and dye, rubber and related compounds, insecticide and land rehabilitation. This title offers a comprehensive coverage of each of these uses. Chapters discuss the identification of plant species with desired traits, their cultivation to obtain the needed raw materials, methods utilized in producing different finished products, current and future research in crop production and processing and the present state and future prospects for the industry. Providing the first systematic review of industrial crops and their uses, this book will be an important resource for students and researchers of crop science and agricultural policy makers.
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Papaya

Biology, Cultivation, Production and Uses

Author: Parmeshwar Lal Saran,Ishwar Singh Solanki,Ravish Choudhary

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498735614

Category: Science

Page: 266

View: 5222

With coverage that ranges from basic information to advanced research, Papaya: Biology, Cultivation, Production and Uses pulls together the vast literature scattered over various sources into one practical resource. The book provides a solid review of papaya biology, production, and uses supported by color photographs and illustrations. It covers papaya cultivation, botany, genetics, medicinal uses, unfruitfulness, plant protection, and physiological disorders for the first time in considerable detail. This textcomprises advanced information on agronomy, breeding, seed production technology, scientific crop management issues, and protected cultivation. It discusses papain, papaya products, source of drugs, important nutrients, anti-nutrients, and other commercial compounds produced and used for disease management. Additional background material on the production, processing, uses of papaya, considerations to be taken into account when assessing new varieties of papaya and constituents to be analyzed related to food and feed. Papaya is one of the most nutritious and medicinally important fruits of the tropical region. Scientific papaya cultivation and efficient use of resources hold the real key to providing fresh papaya produce and livelihood security to the masses of developing countries. Thus, the academic and practical knowledge about papaya production is essential to helping you formulate management practices for sustainable agricultural development.
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Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants

Recent Advances in Botany, Horticulture, and Pharmacology

Author: Lyle E. Craker,James E. Simon

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781560220435

Category: Medical

Page: 359

View: 9068

As in previous volumes, readers will find a multidisciplinary forum for communicating knowledge related to the botany, horticulture, and pharmacology of herbs, spices, and medicinal plants. While magical and mystical powers have been associated with these plants through the ages, continued investigations in such areas as production, nomenclature, uses, chemical constitution, and dynamics help elucidate the affiliated chemical and physical processes that contribute to their unique flavor, fragrance, pharmacological, and other bioactive properties. This collection of articles examines the potential of natural products as pesticides, the richness of the Chinese Pharmacopeia, the similarities of Eastern Asian and Eastern North American medicinal plants, the use of borage as a source of gamma linolenic acid, and the botanical nomenclature of medicinal plants.
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Uses and Abuses of Plant-Derived Smoke

Its Ethnobotany as Hallucinogen, Perfume, Incense, and Medicine

Author: Marcello Pennacchio,Lara Jefferson,Kayri Havens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199708475

Category: Science

Page: 264

View: 6058

Plants provide the food, shelter, medicines, and biomass that underlie sustainable life. One of the earliest and often overlooked uses of plants is the production of smoke, dating to the time of early hominid species. Plant-derived smoke has had an enormous socio-economic impact throughout human history, being burned for medicinal and recreational purposes, magico-religious ceremonies, pest control, food preservation, and flavoring, perfumes, and incense. This illustrated global compendium documents and describes approximately 2,000 global uses for over 1,400 plant species. The Uses and Abuses of Plant-Derived Smoke is accessibly written and provides a wealth of information on human uses for smoke. Divided into nine main categories of use, the compendium lists plant-derived smoke's medicinal, historical, ceremonial, ritual and recreational uses. Plant use in the production of incense and to preserve and flavor foods and beverages is also included. Each entry includes full binomial names and family, an identification of the person who named the plant, as well as numerous references to other scholarly texts. Of particular interest will be plants such as Tobacco (Nicotiana tabaccum), Boswellia spp (frankincense), and Datura stramonium (smoked as a treatment for asthma all over the world), all of which are described in great detail.
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The Encyclopedia of Fruit and Nuts

Author: Jules Janick,Robert E. Paull

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851996388

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 954

View: 3718

Ever wanted to know the genus name for a coconut? Intended for all your research needs, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive collection of information on temperate and tropical fruit and nut crops. Entries are grouped alphabetically by family and then by species, making it easy to find the information you need. Coverage includes palms and cacti as well as vegetable fruits of Solanaceae and Curcurbitacea. This book not only deals with the horticulture of the fruit and nut crops but also discusses the botany, making it a useful tool for anyone from scientists to gardeners and fruit hobbyists.
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Barley

Production, Improvement, and Uses

Author: Steven E. Ullrich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470958629

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 500

View: 9972

Barley is one of the world's most important crops with uses ranging from food and feed production, malting and brewing to its use as a model organism in molecular research. The demand and uses of barley continue to grow and there is a need for an up-to-date comprehensive reference that looks at all aspects of the barley crop from taxonomy and morphology through to end use. Barley will fill this increasing void. Barley will stand as a must have reference for anyone researching, growing, or utilizing this important crop.
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Coffee

Botany, Biochemistry and Production of Beans and Beverage

Author: M.N. Clifford

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461566576

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 458

View: 9649

We live in an era of constantly accelerating scientific and social change brought about by developments in education, technology and modem communication. This is a time of questioning and new perceptions affecting all facets of our daily lives. With increasing frequency issues are being raised which demand answers and new approaches. This increases the responsibility of those involved in determining the future shape of the world of coffee. The dependence of developing countries on income generated from trade in coffee, the emergence of new processing techniques, health implications and questions of quality of coffee in the cup are among the issues related to coffee. The knowledge required to form the basis to resolve these issues for the benefit of the multitudes of coffee drinkers will be generated only through the systematic build up of information and its subsequent evaluation. Science and modem technology provide essential tools for these endeavours. This book should act as a stimulant to thought and creativity so the issues facing the industry may be fully analysed and a healthy future for coffee secured. It marks a step forward in laying the foundation for coffee's future. Alexandre F. Beltrao Executive Director International Coffee Organisation London PREFACE We have long been fascinated by coffee and on many occasions bemoaned the lack of a comprehensive text dealing with the varied scientific aspects. With the encouragement of Tim Hardwick of Croom Helm Ltd, we decided to pool our resources and produce just such a multi-author volume.
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Organic Production and Use of Alternative Crops

Author: Franc Bavec,Martina Bavec

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 142001742X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 241

View: 3007

Merging coverage of two increasingly popular and quickly growing food trends, Organic Production and Use of Alternative Crops provides an overview of the basic principles of organic agriculture and highlights its multifunctionality with special emphasis on the conservation of rare crops and their uses. Considering more than 30 disregarded and neglected crops suitable for growth in temperate climates, each chapter covers the botany, climate conditions, cultivars, production and yield, growth and ecology, organic cultivation, harvesting, handling and storage, and utilization where the information is available and applicable to the crop under discussion. Other topics include organic production systems, the nutritional and health benefits of products, food processing, and suggestions for some homemade foods. The authors have a wide range of experience in the growing and processing of alternative crops, the management of the processing projects, and the marketing of organic products. They have worked in close cooperation with many small scale processing activities on farms and in the food industry. Drawing on their combined experience, they provide a summary of the major problems and the knowledge base for utilization of alternative crops in new products. The broad range of coverage and interdisciplinary approach make this book a comprehensive reference and useful tool not only for the production of alternative crops but also for the development of new niche market products.
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