Underutilized and Underexploited Horticultural Crops: Vol 03

authored by: K.V. Peter
ISBN: 9788189422851 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 468 | Language: English | Year of Publishing: 2008
Length: 191 mm | Breadth: 32.4 mm | Height: 235 mm | Imprint: NIPA | Weight: 1250 GMS
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The Underutilized and Underexploited Horticultural Crops series has been widely reviewed in various scientific journals for its exceptional content and botanical information. The primary objective of the series is to broaden the food base and food basket, while also providing validated information on plants that can be used in various industries, including medicine, energy, and dyes. The third volume of the series features 25 chapters, written by 46 scientists from countries such as the UK, Mexico, Spain, India, the USA, Turkey, and Nigeria. The crops covered in this volume include atuna, African de bolita, capers and caper plants, kair, natural dye plants, plants used for dye sources, underutilized wild edible fruits of Kerala, bael, carambola, tropical plum, citrus, fig, guava, star gooseberry, hog-plum, underutilized leaf vegetables of the sub-Himalayan terai region, underutilized vegetables of Tripura, agathi and chekkurmanis, celosia, colocasia, edible begonias, kangkong, underutilized palms, and Atuna and African de bolita, which are new crops to Indian readers.

Natural dyes are gaining significant commercial importance due to the negative effects of synthetic dyes, which are often allergenic and, in some cases, carcinogenic. Underutilized fruits like bael, carambola, tropical plum, fig, star gooseberry, and hog-plum are receiving attention due to their ability to grow under stressful conditions and their wider adaptability. Underexploited leaf vegetables, such as agathi, chekkurmanis, celosia, edible begonias, and kangkong, have been given prominence in the series. The chapter on Atuna has been contributed by Prof. Ghillean T. Prance, FRS, and the editor of the volume is Dr. K. V. Peter, former Vice-Chancellor of the Kerala Agricultural University.

General: 1. Atuna racemosa Rafin. (Chrysobalanaceae) by Ghillean T. Prance 2. Azafran De Bolita (Distaxis heterantha Zucc) : New Crop for Semiarid Land—A Food Pigment Producing Plant by Eugenia Lugo-Cervantes 3. Capers and Caper Plants—History, Taxonomy and Uses by Rivera, D., Obón, C., Alcaraz, F., Inocencio, C. 4. Kair (Capparis decidua) by S. Pareek & R. Paliwal 5. Natural Dye Plants by Cyrus MacFoy 6. Plants Used as Dye Sources by Dogan Y., Baslar S., Ozturk M. & Mert H.H. Fruits: 7. History and Development of Pomiculture with Special Reference to the Underutilized Wild Edible Fruits of Kerala, India by S.P. Mathew, S.M. Shareef, C.P. Koshy & S. Ganeshan 8. Bael (Aegle marmelos Correa) by Pandey D., Shukla S. K. & Pandey G. 9. Carambola by Sarah T George 10. Tropical Plum by Sarah T George & Rejina. K. 11. The Cultivated Citrus-Origin, History and Traditional Uses known in the Mediterranean Region by Ramon-Lacae. T. S. De 12. Fig by Sarah T George & Koshy Abraham 13. Guava (Psidium guajava L.) by K. Dhinesh Babu, Amit Nath, L. C. De, B. C. Deka & K. M. Bujarbaruah 14. Star Gooseberry by Sarah T George and Rejina. K 15. Hog - Plum by Sarah T George and Rejina. K Vegetables: 16. Underutilized Leafy Vegetables of Sub-Himalyan Terai Region by J. C. Jana 17. Underutilized Vegetable Crops in Tripura by M. Sankaran, N. P. Singh & Jai Prakash 18. Agathi and Chekkurmanis Nutritive Perennial Greens by K. Krishnakumari 19. Performance of Celosia argentea (L) as Influenced by Pollution and Fertilizer Application in a Typical Eustalf by B.A. Senjobi, A.A. Akinpelu, G.E. Akinbola, C.T. Senjobi S.A. Ayanlaja & A.O. Ogunkunle 20. Colocasia gigantea by My Lein T. Nguyen 21. Edible Begonias by Francisco Basurto Peña, Delia Castro Lara & Miguel Angel Martínez Alfaro 22. Kangkong - Ipomoea aquatica Farsk by Krishnakumari K. 23. Tree Tomato (Cyphomandra betacea Sendt.) by Sadhan Kumar, P.G. & S. Nirmala Devi Plantation Crops: 24. Underutilized Palms by S. Arulraj & B. Augustine Jerard

 
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