Handbook of Industrial Crops

Handbook of Industrial Crops

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A handy guide on crops of international importance

The Handbook of Industrial Crops is a comprehensive exploration of 12 important agricultural components of economy and export trade. The book examines the aspects of cultivation and trade in addition to the available information on the evolution and adaptation of each agricultural crop. With this extensive resource, you get detailed, up-to-date information on each species’ origin and botany, cultivation and harvest, and prospective future of available production and demand to set you up for higher production and sales.

The Handbook of Industrial Crops focuses on such commercial crops as:

  • arecanut
  • cashew
  • cocoa
  • coconut
  • coffee
  • palm oil
  • palmyrah
  • rubber
  • tea
  • wattle
In the Handbook of Industrial Crops, you will gain a better understanding of the industries these cash crops are grown for, including:
  • food—such as edible oils, nuts, beverages, or flavorings
  • latex
  • resins and lubricants
  • drugs and nutraceuticals
  • timber
With the Handbook of Industrial Crops, you will gain extensive knowledge from the world’s leading experts in plantation crops and individual species. The book supplies the most recent statistics in world production, yields, and income potential. In this manual, you’ll find numerous references, tables, and figures, along with contact information for research centers, organizations, and government entities to help you further.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560222835
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/28/2005
Series: Crop Science Ser.
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 556
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

  • About the Editors
  • Contributors
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Arecanut (K. V. A. Bavappa and D. Balasimha)
  • Introduction
  • Origin, History, and Distribution
  • Botany and Taxonomy
  • Cytogenetics
  • Germplasm Collection
  • Crop Improvement
  • Growing Conditions
  • Diseases and Pests
  • Harvesting and Processing
  • Future Outlook
  • Chapter 2. Cardamom (M. R. Sudharshan and V. S. Korikanthimath)
  • Introduction
  • World Trade
  • History
  • Systematics, Evolution, and Adaptation
  • Botany
  • Cytology
  • Germplasm Collection, Availability, and Exchange
  • Crop Improvement
  • Crop Management
  • Harvesting and Processing
  • Cardamom in Countries Other Than India
  • End Products
  • Research and Development Organizations Concerned with Cardamom
  • Chapter 3. Cashew (E. V. V. Bhaskara Rao and K. R. M. Swamy)
  • Introduction
  • Origin, Evolutionary History, and Distribution
  • Area and Production
  • World Trade of Cashew
  • Economic Botany
  • Taxonomy
  • Cytogenetics
  • Crop Management
  • Planting Technology
  • Pest and Disease Management
  • End Products Use
  • Coated Cashew Kernels
  • Research and Development Organizations
  • Future Outlook
  • Chapter 4. Cinchona (Rajendra Gupta)
  • Origin and Uses
  • Characteristics and Chemistry of Plantation Species
  • Extraction, Production, and Trade
  • Research: Development of Improved Cultivation Practices
  • Diseases and Pests
  • Biotechnical Interventions
  • Future Outlook
  • Chapter 5. Cocoa (R. Vikraman Nair, S. Prasannakumari Amma, and V. K. Mallika)
  • Origin and Spread
  • Area and Production
  • Germplasm Collection
  • Crop Improvement and Management
  • Propagation
  • Field Maintenance
  • Flowering and Fruit Set
  • Plant Protection
  • Harvesting
  • Primary Processing
  • Secondary Processing
  • Research and Development Organizations
  • Manufacturers of Cocoa Products
  • Future Outlook
  • Chapter 6. The Coconut Palm (M. A. Foale and G. R. Ashburner)
  • Origin and Evolutionary History
  • Botany
  • Genetic Improvement
  • Growing Conditions: Agronomy
  • Adaptation to Biotic Factors
  • Coconut Research and Development Organizations (R&D)
  • Prospects for the Future of Coconut
  • Appendix: Contact Information for Research Centers and Institutes
  • Chapter 7. Coffee (J. M. Njoroge, C. O. Agwanda, P. N. Kingori, A. M. Karanja, and M. P. H. Gathaara)
  • Historical Background
  • Genetic Resources
  • Breeding and Selection
  • Breeding Programs
  • Field Management
  • Diseases
  • Pests
  • Effects of Consumer Needs on Adaptation
  • Research and Development Organizations
  • Future Prospects
  • Chapter 8. Oil Palm (M. Wahid Basri, Siti Nor Akmar Abdullah, Maizura Ithnin, and Norman Kamaruddin)
  • Introduction
  • Origin, History, and Distribution
  • Taxonomy and Botany of Oil Palm
  • Growing Conditions
  • Germplasm Collection
  • Germplasm Characterization
  • Genetic Improvement Through Breeding and Selection
  • Scope of Biotechnological Interventions
  • Oil Palm Tissue Culture
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Oil Palm Plantations and the Environment
  • Future Outlook
  • Chapter 9. Palmyra (H. Hameed Khan and A. Sankaralingam)
  • Origin and Distribution
  • Taxonomy
  • Botany
  • Cytogenetics
  • Growing Conditions
  • Product Use in Home and Export Markets
  • Research and Development Organizations
  • Future Outlook
  • Chapter 10. Rubber (Y. Annamma Varghese and Saji T. Abraham)
  • Introduction
  • Natural Rubber: Its Value to Mankind
  • Origin and Distribution
  • Area, Production, and Productivity
  • World Trade in Natural Rubber
  • Botany
  • Physiology of Latex Flow
  • Tapping of the Rubber Tree
  • Latex Biochemistry and Rubber Production
  • Genetic Improvement
  • Genetic Studies
  • Genetic Base and Germplasm Resources
  • Biotechnological Interventions
  • Crop Management Under Different Cropping Systems
  • Diseases and Pests
  • Technological Developments
  • Eco-Friendliness of Rubber
  • Research and Development Organizations
  • Future Prospects
  • Chapter 11. Tea (W. W. D. Modder)
  • Origin and History
  • The Practices of Tea Consumption
  • The Botany of Tea
  • Taxonomy and Genetics
  • Growing Conditions
  • Nutrient Requirements
  • Nursery Practices
  • Crop Management
  • Propagation and Genetic Improvement of Tea Stocks
  • The Evolution of Rational Pest and Disease Management
  • The Variations in Tea Manufacture
  • Tea Production and the Global Trade
  • Value Addition and Product Diversification
  • Research and Development Institutions for Tea
  • The Future Outlook for Tea
  • Chapter 12. Wattle (N. Kumar)
  • Types of Wattle
  • Growing Conditions
  • Utility of Bark and Wood and Soil Fertility
  • Yield
  • Processing of Bark
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

What People are Saying About This

M. S. Swamathian

M. S. Swamathian, PhD, Chairman, National Commission on Farmers, Government of India
OF GREAT VALUE NOT ONLY TO SCIENTISTS AND SCHOLARS BUT ALSO TO POLICYMAKERS, INDUSTRIALISTS, AND INVESTORS. We owe professors Chopra and Peter a deep debt of gratitude for compiling this very valuable publication. . . . A very timely contribution that can help to foster an industrial crop-based revolution in many developing countries. . . . Deals with major industrial crops such as arecanut, cardamom, cashew, cinchona, cocoa, coconut, coffee, oil palm, palmyrah, rubber, tea, and wattle. The various crops are addressed by some of the most eminent authorities in this field. They provide integrated information on conservation, cultivation, commerce, and consumption. This holistic approach makes the book very valuable. Recent scientific developments, including potential applications of biotechnology, have been dealt with in a lucid manner.

Lanre Denton PhD.

Lanre Denton, PhD, Assistant Director, National Horticultural Research Institute, Ibadan, Nigeria
COMPREHENSIVE AND DETAILED. . . . This handbook BRINGS TOGETHER A WEALTH OF INFORMATION ON INDUSTRIAL CROPS that is not readily available in the books previously written on each of the crops covered. It will be of immense value to a wide audience, including academicians, industrialists, policymakers, extension workers, and students. The information provided should bring about fresh ideas for research and development as well as further expansion of the market for industrial crops.

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