The Book is a compilation of Chapter which are contributed by experts in Relevent Field the book contain chapters that are directly providing a ready in hard reference about all the post-harvest operations, processing and value addition details of major and minor fruit crops and major group of flowers as well. This book would be very useful for everyone who so ever is interested to know about harvesting and handling of fruits and flowers crops.
Part-A : Spices - ¬® Black Pepper ¬® Small Cardamom ¬® Large Cardamom ¬® Ginger ¬® Turmeric ¬® Paprika and Chilli ¬® Vanilla ¬® Allspice ¬® Cinnamon and Cassia ¬® Clove ¬® Curry Leaf ¬® Garcinia ¬® Nutmeg ¬® Tamarind ¬® Ajwain ¬® Coriander ¬® Cumin ¬® Fennel ¬® Fenugreek
Part-B : Plantation Crops- ¬® Coconut ¬® Oil Palm ¬® Arecanut ¬® Cocoa ¬® Coffee ¬® Tea ¬® Palmyra ¬® Cashew ¬® Rubber
The present volume is the first in the series on the ‚ÄúBreeding of Horticultural crops‚ÄĚ. Each volume in the series being edited by very eminent scientists in the field. Dr.V.A.Parthasarathy an eminent Horticultural scientists is the Senior Editor for the series.
The first volume is devoted to Spices and Plantation crops as India has a great tradition in these crops. Many a foreign invasion into this country has been primarily for gaining control over Spice Trade. India is also a leading producer of different spices and plantation crops and the research on these crops have started over a century ago in Kerala at Kasaragod. Hence, it was decided to start the series with these wonderful crops which has a great bearing on Indian economy.
The book is divided into two parts, namely, plantation crops and spices. Twelve spice crops and nine plantation crops have been covered in this book. Each crop has been dealt in detail under various headings such as History and origin, Species and cultivars, Cytogenetics, Genetic resources survey, collection, conservation and evaluation; blossom biology, breeding objectives, approaches for crop improvement using various methods ,molecular aided breeding , biotechnological approaches, marker-assisted selection, bioinformatics, IPR issues and finally achievements and future thrusts.
The book would be great use to all researchers in Horticulture in general and to those working on these crops. This would be valuable text for M.Sc and Ph.D. courses as well for ICAR NET and ARS exams.
*Diseases of rose and their management *Diseases of jasmine and their management *Diseases of tuberose and their management *Diseases of crossandra and their management *Diseases of gladiolus and their management *Diseases of gerbera and their management *Diseases of carnation and their management *Diseases of orchids and their management *Diseases of marigold and their management *Diseases of chrysanthemum and their management *Diseases of lilium and their management *Diseases of geranium and their management *Diseases of anthurium and their management *Diseases of china aster and their management *Nematode diseases of ornamental crops *Diseases of hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) and gailardia sp. and their management *Index
Contents: Abbreviations,Preface,Acknowledgement,Introduction,General,Morpho-taxonomical,Ecological and anatomical,Material and methods observations,Subfamily cypripedioideae,Tribe cypriedioideae,Subfamily orchidoideae,Tribe neottieae,Tribe orchidae, Tribe eppidendreae, Discussion, General anatomical feartures,Anatomy in relation to ecological,Adaptability of orchids,Impact of anatomy on classification,Summary,Conclusions,Literature cited,Orchids in ancient Indian literature,Medicinal value of the orchids endangered orchids,Index,Figures.
Herbals spices are those spices whose vegetative parts are used to flavour the food. There are a large number of such spices which have other uses besides flavouring. The present book on herbal spices authored by V.A. Parthasarathy, Utpala Parthasarathy and K.N. Shiva consists of chapters on various important herbal spices such as Celery, Chervil, and Coriander, Curry leaf, Dill, Fenugreek, Hyssop, Lovage, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Savory, Sweet Marjoram and Sweet Basil. Each crop is covered under different sections such as Introduction, Area and production, Composition and uses; History and origin; Botany, Classification and varieties; Genetics and breeding; Biotechnology, Soil and climate; Cultivation, Pests and diseases, Post harvest technology and value addition; and Economics and marketing.
The authors have wide experience in spices. The senior author Dr.V.A. Parthasarathy is a very prolific writer and a well known horticultural scientist and a spice researcher. He has authored over 35 books on horticulture and biotechnology. He authored over 180 research papers and contributed over 100 invited chapters. Dr. Parthasarathy and Dr.Utpala Parthasarathy have edited jointly two volumes on spice crop which were published by Today and Tomorrow?s Printers and Publishers.
This book would be of great use to all spice researchers, students of horticulture, plantation crops and spices besides those interested in growing them. This would be a valuable reference book for researchers, Post graduate students in Plantation crops and spices and also for the ARS examination.
¬® Studies on the Suitability of Prunus salicina (Plum) for Vinegar Fermentation ¬® Biological Suppression of Microbes by Microbial Metabolites ¬® Status of Biotechnological Studies of Ergot and Ergot Alkaloids in India ¬® Control of Phomopsis Fruit Rots by Leaf Extracts of Certain Medicinal Plants ¬® Antiviral Effect of the Essential Oils from Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon Flexuosus),Mentha (Mentha arvensis) and Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides) ¬® Fungal Colonization of Desmostachya bipinnata (Linn). Stapf. Litter in Grassland of Kurukshetra ¬® Arbuscular Mycorrhizae Associated with Medicinal Halophytes in Saline Areas of Indian thar Desert ¬® Medicinal and Anti Bacterial Properties of Lichens of Lansdowne (Garhwal) ¬® Antimicrobial and Immunomodulating Activities of Mushrooms ¬® In vitro Antibacterial Activity of Ten Medicinal Plants of Jodhpur Region ¬® Antibacterial Potential of Medicinal Plants ¬® Hypoglycaemic Activity of Salvadora oleoides and Salvadora persica ¬® The Concepts and Prospects of Probiotics, Proebiotics and Synbotics : An Appraisal ¬® Ethnobotanical Importance of the Ferns of Rajasthan ¬® Ethnobotanical Euphony in Some Pteridophytes ¬® Medicinal and other Attributes of Pteridophytes ¬® Asymbiotic Germination of Therapeutically Important ¬® Orchids : Genus Habenaria Willd., A Study In vitro ¬® Tissue Culture of Ochrosia : A Plant with Antineoplastic Alkaloids ¬® Induction of Callus and Embryoids from the Anthers of Solanum Khasianum ¬® Biotechnological Approaches for Conservation of Commiphora Wightii : An Endangered Medicinal Plants ¬® Standing Crop of ‚ÄėKukkuradru‚Äô Blumea Weightiana Dc in Relation to Age ¬® Germination Studies of Some High Altitude Medicinal Plant Species ¬® Cultivation Prospects of Mdicinal Plants in Haryana ¬® Prospects of Introduction of Plants of Ayurvedic and Siddah Medicine in Agriculture ¬® Indian Herbs as Cosmetics ¬® Herbal Cosmetics : The Shampoos and Conditioners ¬® Ethnomedicinal Plants and Bharia Tribe of Patalkot Valley, Chhindwara District, M.P. ¬® Folk Medicines of Arakot Valley in District Uttarkashi : An Ethnobotanical Study ¬® Conservation and Utilization of Medicinal Plants by Kudubi Tribals in Western Ghats-Karnataka ¬® Conservation of Germplasm of Endangered Plants of Medicinal and Ethnobotanical Importance ¬® The Need for Alpine Gardens to Conserve and Multiply Rare Medicinal Herbs in the Central Himalaya ¬® Ethnobotanical Study of Medicinal Plants of Himachal Pradesh ¬® Endangered Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeial Plant Resources of Himachal Pradesh ¬® Plants of Karnataka of Medical and Cosmetic Properties - Their Uses and Distribution ¬® Assessment and Conservation of Medicinal Plants of Bhubaneswar and its Neighbourhood ¬® Ethnomedicinal Plans Used by Tribals Living in the Amirgadh Range Forest of Banaskantha District, in the Aravalli Hills of North Gujarat ¬® Some Important Plants of Charaka Samhita ¬® Some Adulterant and Substitute Raw Plant Drugs ¬® Adult Education-cum-Extension and Cultivation and Conservation of Medicinal and other Useful Plants of Ethnobotanical Importance Prospects for Productive Symbiosis ¬® D-Limonene in the Essential Oil of an Aromatic Herb Limnophila Repens ¬® Isolation of Steroid from Crataeva nurvala Buch-Ham ¬® The Lectins and their Applications