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Production Technology of Commercial Flowers, in 2 Vols
L.C. De
Floriculture has emerged as an immense entrepreneurial opportunities for small and marginal farmers and a way forward to earn foreign exchange. With the increase demand of flowers, floriculture has become one of the important commercial trades and has eme ..more


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Sustainable Biodiversity Conservation in the Landscape
O. P. ChaubeyRam Prakash
India’s forests were rich in many timber and non-timber yielding species making the natural ecosystem dynamic not only ecologically but also socio-economically. They supplied lot of materials as Non Wood Forest Products (NWFP) such as fuel wood, bam ..more


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Medicinal Plants: Chemistry & Properties
S. Nehra
Nature has been a source of medicinal agents for thousands of years and an impressive number of modern drugs have been isolated from natural resources. Export value of Indian Medicinal Plant is increasing year after year and has the potential of multiply ..more


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Poisonous Plants: Their Botany, Properties and Uses, in 2 Vols.
S. K. Bhattacharjee
Thousands of plant species are known to be hazardous which can be found everywhere posing a serious risk of illness, injury or death to human and animals; causing serious economic losses. This book entitled “Poisonous Plants—Their Botany, Properties and U ..more


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Aadivasiyon ki Aushdiya Virasat
D. Acharya
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Masalon ki Kheti
S.C. KalwarP. Chaudhary
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Handbook of Gardening
L.C. De
Gardening deals with growing and cultivation of plants for their flowers, foliages or overall appearance, for consumption and for use as dyes or for medicinal or cosmetic use. Home gardening is found to be an effective approach to improve household food security by supplying families with most of the non-staple foods year round. Community and family vegetable garden and fruit gardens play a significant role in increasing small scale production of micronutrient rich foods. The present publication on “Handbook of Gardening” is planned in 20 interesting chapters vividly highlighting principles, types and practices of gardening covering wide range of aspects include principles gardening, preliminary garden activities, basics of gardening, flower gardening, speciality flower garden, indoor gardening, landscape gardening, lawn gardening, water gardening, vegetable gardening, herb gardening, container gardening, hydroponic gardening, shade gardening, perennial gardening, organic gardening, rooftop gardening, fruit gardening, edible forest gardening and care and maintenance of garden. It may be humbly claimed that this is the most comprehensive book on gardening. I sincerely hope that this book on ‘Handbook of Gardening’ will be useful to teachers, students, scientists, plant biotechnologists, nutritionists, horticulturists, planners, amateurs and professional gardeners. ..more


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Disease Management of Horticultural Crops under Protected Cultivation
N. IndraP. ArunaV. Ponnuswami
Horticultural crops are adversely affected by a variety of pests and diseases. For the success of hi-tech horticulture, integrated management of these pests and diseases is essential. Research efforts are required to develop models for application of IPM practices for important crops in different locations. With changing horticultural practices new pests like thrips, white flies, mites, phytoplasma, viruses and viroids are emerging. Some of these are exotic pests. To protect horticultural crops from such pests, greater vigilance and stringent quarantine measures are required. Hence this book on ‘Disease management of horticultural crops under protected cultivation’ was prepared. The book has nine chapters which deals elaborately with scope and importance of protected cultivation, problems under protected cultivation, Integrated Disease Management (IDM) strategies and disease management strategies in fruit crops like Strawberry, vegetable crops like tomato, capsicum, gourds and spice crops like paprika and coriander and ornamental crops like rose, carnation, gerbera, anthurium, dendrobium, asiatic lily, chrysanthemum and gladiolus. This book will certainly help the readers for better understanding of the pest and diseases in Horticultural crops and under protected cultivation. This book will be an inevitable source material for the students, researchers, scientists and horticulturists all over the world. ..more


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Post Harvest Technology of Agri-Horticultural Crops
B.L. Jana
“Post Harvest Technology of Agri-Horticultural Crops” is a most wanted paradigm shift from agricultural crops to value added horticultural crops with their food processing and allied industries for the benefit of the farmers. Stagnation of agricultural growth and productivity is experienced since the decade of nineties with slow change of socio-economic progress of the farm sector. Diversity and conservation of all our biological resources including genetic resources, medicinal plants, tropical forest resources, water resources, coastal resources and productive Agri-Horticultural crops with their food processing is the need of the hour to remove hunger from the society. Bio-fach movement to thrust organic framing, hi-tech and commercial horticulture, biotechnology, organic foods to supply for ecological pest management, use of drip and sprinkler irrigation and plastic agriculture, food processing and horticulture industries, export scenario, incentives in food processing and horticulture schemes, efficient post harvest technology of agri-horticultural crops and modern researches, etc. will surely augment the national progress reaching the goal of Vision-2020. Of course, all these are subject to varying nature of risks, opportunities and feasibilities of enhanced socio-economic security towards the farming community. The author has been prompted to write this book which is chalked out into Eight chapters as stated above. He has tried to analyse deeply of the above subjects with modern thoughts of the research scientists, planners, economists, sociologists and cyber extension process with ITK, concerning of a human face in the development of farm sector. Adoption—Diffusion process of hi-tech Agri-Horticulture Technologies, scope of agro-industries with technology transfer, role of gender in farm sector for food security have also been dealt with properly. Social equity of the farmers is of paramount importance. Suggestions are invited for enriching the contents of the book in future. ..more


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Landscape Gardening and Design with Plants
S.K. Bhattacharjee
This book, Landscape Gardening and Design with Plants, is the first of its kind in contents in India, written by an eminent scientist, reputed teacher, highly experienced landscape designer and renowned floriculturist. This rewarding and absorbing publication consists of 35 chapters that deal with various aspects of landscape gardening, garden design and a vast range of interesting plant material for landscaping. Chapter 1 provides information on origin and history of gardens and gardening. Chapter 2 deals with garden design, Chapter 3 covers garden features and ornamentation, Chapter 4 describes the nursery management for flower crops, Chapter 5 furnishes all aspects of plant propagation and Chapter 6 discusses the plant protection aspects of ornamental crops. Apart from these six extensive chapters, in the following 29 chapters very fascinating, elaborate and rare information is provided on trees, palms, cycas, bamboos, conifers, heaths and heathers, shrubs, roses, magnolias, azaleas, camellias, bougainvilleas, hedges and edges, lawn grasses, ground covers, foliage plants, ferns, selaginellas, lycopodiums, herbaceous perennials, bulbous ornamentals, cacti and other succulents, annuals, biennials, aquatic ornamentals and orchids. The information furnished is up-to-date and sufficient to allow one to assess the potential of plants to create beautiful garden designs and healthy environments for all corners, pockets and situations. It is an extensive illustrative printed document on landscape gardening and the plant wealth in ornamental crops. This publication is intended to be a comprehensive source of information for landscape architects, landscape designers, horticulturists, town and country planners, keen gardeners, as also concerned students, teachers and scientists. ..more


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Natural Essential Oils: Fragrances and Flavours
A. Baruah
This book ‘Natural Essential Oils - Fragrances and Flavours’ includes 23 chapters, covering the aspects of Chemistry of Natural Essential oils, Cultivation technique of Aromatic & Spice plants, Biological activity & Pharmaceutical value of essential oils, etc. contributed by eminent Academicians, Scientists & Scholars. The contents include: Introduction to Natural Essential oils - Fragrances and Flavours * Rose Scented Geranium (Pelargonium species): Cultivation and Chemical Composition of the Essential oil * A Perception on Essential Oil of Ginger * Essential Oils of Indian Origanum Species * The Essential Oils of ‘Cinnamon’ Resources from Northeast India * Chemistry of Jasmin Fragrance * Chemical Diversity of Cymbopogon Species of Indian Thar Desert * Chemical Composition and Biological Activities of Hyssopus officinalis Essential Oils * Menthol Mint (Mentha canadensis L. synonym Mentha arvensis L. forma piperascens Malinvaud ex Holmes): Cultivation and Chemical profile of the Essential Oil * Wild Marigold (Tagetes minuta L.): Cultivation Technology and Essential Oil Composition * Chemical Constituents of Essential Oils and Uses of Some Commercially Important Aromatic and Medicinal Plants * Natural Essential Oils of Temperate Plants from Kashmir-India * Novel Chemotypes of Cymbopogon flexuosus (Nees ex Steud.) Wats. of Indian Origin * Volatile constituents of Zingiberaceae of Northeast India - An Overview * Phytochemistry and Biological Activity of Three Species of the Genus Artemisia * Commercial Prospect of Litsea cubeba Pers. as a Source of Citronellal Rich Essential oil * Taxonomy and Essential Oils of Some Aromatic Plants Discovered from Northeast India * Cymbopogon Members of Commercial Importance in North East India * Cultivation of Aromatic Plants Towards Sustainable Development of Arunachal Pradesh * Chemical Composition of Essential Oils of ‘Camphor’ and ‘Gondhsoroi’ Groups of the Genus Cinnamomum from Northeast India * Biological Activity and Pharmaceutical Value of Natural Essential Oils * Essential Oil Growth Models and Applications * Aromatherapy as an Complementary Alternate Medicinal Practice * Index. This book will be useful to the research & academic institutions, various industries, agriculture and allied fields, as well as to exporters, processors, planters and to all those who are interested in Aromatic & Spice plants. ..more


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Nursery and Landscaping
L.C. De
The Indian floriculture industry is developing on a moderate scale and quality with the major ventures of modern greenhouse technology, new flower varieties, production techniques, post-harvest, supply and cold chain management. The single dominant factor which would contribute to rise in production of horticulture crop is availability of quality planting material of improved cultivars. Establishment of mother stock of improved scion cultivars and multiplication of plants true to type are the top priorities to challenge the task. Plant nurseries play a vital role in creating a healthier and beautiful environment in addition to providing employment opportunities in rural as well as urban sectors. Hi-tech nurseries mechanization is the need of the hour to facilitate various nursery operations and greenhouse technology is the updated form of mass multiplication of quality planting materials. Landscaping is the most important aspect of environmental horticulture that creates green surroundings. A piece of land can be value added by giving landscape treatments and integrating the landscape elements into the plan. The present publication on ‘Nursery and Landscaping’ is planned in 18 interesting chapters vividly highlighting various aspects of nursery in 14 chapters covering nursery industry, the nursery site, propagation, potting and transplanting, growing media, nursery materials and tools, nursery structures, nursery production and management, maintenance of nursery stock, irrigation, vegetable and flower seed production, production of quality planting materials, management of insect-pests and diseases; marketing and landscaping in 4 chapters covering introduction to landscaping, landscape architecture, landscape development and landscape management. It may be humbly claimed that this is the most comprehensive book on nursery and landscaping and will be useful to teachers, students, scientists, nurserymen, landscape designer, planners, amateurs and professional gardeners. ..more


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Drip Irrigation System: Clogging and its Prevention
T.R. Thokal
This book incorporates extensive and updated practical aspects of drip irrigation clogging and its prevention authored by scientists of international repute to enable the user to understand the various concepts. It presents the latest comprehensive and authoritative explanations about clogging in the drip irrigation system. The authors have made efforts to cover the practical oriented aspects about the drip irrigation system in a scientific but easy-to understand language and to make it useful for academicians, drip irrigation users and research scholars. This is a valuable reference book for practicing professionals in water management. Aling with detailed renditions about clogging and maintenance of drip irrigation system, suitable illustration and examples have been included to explain the subject matter in the best manner possible. A universal approach has been adopted in developing the manuscript thus resulting in a comprehensive book for undergraduate students of agricultural engineering and an invaluable reference book for post graduate students as well as practicing engineers specializing in the field of drip irrigation. The contents are: • Emitter Clogging: A Menace to Drip Irrigation • Causes of Clogging • Filtration • Chemigation • Fertigation • Acidification to Remove Mineral Deposits • Bacterial Treatments (Chlorination) • System Flushing and Maintenance • Practical Aspects of Drip Irrigation. ..more


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Production & Protection of Seed Spices
E. V. D. SastryK. S. Shekhawat
Seed spices are the winter season annuals whose fruit (seed) is used as spice. About twenty seed spices are cultivated and almost all of them are grown in India, four of thse namely coriander, cumin, fennel and fenugreek are cultivated extensively and hence are called major seed spices. India is the leader in production, consumption and export of seed spices. Among the Indian states, Gujarat and Rajasthan lead in the area and production of these spices. Unfortunately these crops are still cultivated on marginal lands with almost nil to little inputs. In many a cases, local varieties are still cultiviated with very low production potential. It is therefore right time we take the stock of the situation. In an effort to know the status of seed spices research and development, eminent researchers from across the country have been invited to contribute their findings and views which led to the present compilation. The present book contains chapters that are written by who’s who in seed spices research in India. The opening chapter “Seed spices research: path less treated” tries to analyze the problem of seed spices research vis-à-vis with the research in cereals. The available germplasm collection in India are analyzed critically in the chapter on “Evaluation and coservation of seed spices Genetic resources: status and issues”. The research and accomplishments of All India Coordinated Research Project on Spices in seed spices sphere is very well presented in a chapter “Research efforts of All India Coordinated Research Project on Spices for productivity of seed spices. The need for good agricultural practices has been presented in chapter on ‘Good agricultural practices: Need for clean seed spices production”, similarly an analysis on quality aspects is presented in chapter by “Quality aspects of seed spices for export”. “Studies on seed spices improvement” looks at the methods adopted for genetic improvement and ways to modify the same for better genetic gains. Besides these, several chapters devote to look at the research findings on organic way of production of seed spices, Nutrition management, disease and pest management in seed spices. Unless the findings of researches reach the farmers and are adopted by them they are of little value. Hence several chapters are devoted to understand the problem of adoption of improved methods of seed spices cultivation. Similarly a chapter on “Marketing of important seed spices in Rajasthan” looks at the marketing of seed spices. Seed spices contain essential oils which are extracted and marketed as value added product. The commercial exploitability of the essential oils of seed spices is discussed in “Commercial exploitation of essential oils obtained from seed spices for use in aromatherapy”. The book is expected to be of much help to all those connected with seed spices. It is hoped that this book will find acceeptance with scientists, industrialists, lanners as well as students connected or interested in seed spices. ..more


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Ornamental Crop Breeding
L. C. DeS.K. Bhattacharjee
The present publication on Ornamental Crop Breeding has been organized in such a way that it will be useful to everyone interested in the world particularly to hobbyist plant breeders, amateur gardeners, flower breeders and technocrats. This book will vividly highlight genetical and breeding applications in flower crops covering wide range of aspects. There are 15 interesting and informative introductory chapters on history, origin and evolution, genetics, reproduction, breeding methods, exploitation of sterility and incompatibility, inbred lines, hybrids, distant hybridization, breeding for abiotic and biotic stress, tissue culture and biotechnological approaches, genetic transformation, DNA Finger Printing, seed production, techniques of growing quality planting materials and IPR issues etc. Twenty four most important flower crops of India are separately dealt in details in this publication. These ornamental crops are presented in the book according to their ranking in global market and these are rose, chrysanthemum, lily, gerbera, orchids, anthurium, carnation, gladiolus, china aster, dahlia, tuberose, jasmine, bougainvillea, cacti, marigold, zinnia, hibiscus, petunia, begonia, cyclamen, antirrhinum, impatiens, ageratum and pimpernel. It may be humbly claimed that this is the first book of its kind on breeding of ornamental crops in India. This book will be useful to teachers, students, scientists, plant breeders, plant biotechnologists, planners, exporters, amateurs and professional flower growers. ..more


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Handbook of Vegetable Crops
L. C. De
Vegetable crops, the important component of horticulture play a vital role in providing food and nutrient security which are required in daily diet of both rich and poor. An attempt has been made to organize this book in such a way that it will be useful to every on interested in the world of vegetables particularly those increasing number of people who are concerned with both underutilized and exotic vegetables. The contents of this publication have been dealt with 26 chapters covering varied topics on vegetable growing. To intensify on the awareness about the vast resources of the vegetable crops available in the world, their economic importance, culture and uses, the first step dealt on the introduction, maintenance and assessment of vegetable crops and their varieties with strict quarantine for imported seed materials. For successful vegetable cultivation, the growers, students and researchers should have sufficient knowledge on morphology and physiology of vegetable crops, production of quality seeds and planting materials, vegetable farming, plant nutrition and growth regulations, cultural practices, control of weeds, insect pests and diseases. Apart from these, nursery management, soil and climatic requirements, crop improvement, hybrid technology, cropping systems, physiological disorders, training and pruning are some other very important aspects covered. To enhance vegetable production, adoption of modern technologies like vegetable cultivation organically, in river bed and under protected condition; Precision and Diversified farming; applications of Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK); Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Integrated Disease Management (IDM); vegetable cultivation in containers and saline water; hydroponic vegetable cultivation; development of growth simulating models; proper handling, storage, packaging and transportation are necessary. The last chapter on ‘Genera of Vegetable Crops’ comprising of 405 genera and more than 750 species of major and minor vegetables found in different parts of the world with special reference to taxonomic details, origin and distribution, climate and soil, cultivation practices and importance and uses. It can be humbly claimed that such exclusive and elaborate information in various aspects of large number of vegetable crops in a single publication of its first kind and this publication will be useful to the students, teachers, teachers, scientists, researchers, technologists, planners, amateurs, farmers, commercial vegetable growers, processors and exporters ..more


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Aromatic and Spice Plants: Utilisation and Conservation
A. BaruahS. C. Nath
The articles of this book covered the aspects like Diversity & Taxonomy, Ethnobotany & Pharmaceutical value, Essential oil & chemistry, Cultivation & Agrotechnology, Multiplication & Conservation, Pests & diseases, Pharmacology & Pharmacognosy, Economics & Marketing, Antimicrobial activity, End uses, etc., on a particular aromatic/spice plant taxon (either at Species or Generic level or a general review article). The contents include: Ethnobotany and Active components of Essential Oils of the Genus Cinnamomum Schaeffer used as Spices and Culinary products in Northeast India • Wild edible Aromatic plants of Northeast India • Cinnamomum pauciflorum, an additional and promising source of Cinnamon from Northeastern India • Aquilaria malaccansis Lamk. • Species diversity and Utility potential of Piper L in Northeast India • An overview of Cinnamon with reference to Northeast India • Systematics and Essential oils of Cinnamomum sulphuratum Nees from Northeast India • Commercial potentiality of Litsea cubeba oil of Indian origin • Taxonomy and Industrial prospects of Cinnamomum parthenoxylon Meissn complex growing in Northeast India • Essential Oil Industry in North-East India with special emphasis to Patchouli, Citronella and Lemongrass • Zingiberacean members of commercial importance in North East India with emphasis to essential oil and aroma chemicals • Essential oils of Indian Cassia • BLI-ARUN– New Hybrid Strain of Lemon Grass, a potential crop for rural industries • Fungal diseases of common Aromatic plants of Northeast India • Antimicrobial Activity of Plants and Microbes from Indo-Burma Eco-Zone • Leaf Epidermal characters of some chemotypes of Aromatic Plants of Northeast India • Petiole anatomy and foliar venation of the genus Cinnamomum Schaeffer of Northeast India • Advances in Propagation of few Aromatic and Spice plants of Eastern Himalaya • Advances in tissue culture activities of some priority Aromatic and Medicinal plants native to North East India • Insect Pests of Aromatic plants of Eastern Himalayas • Herbarium database of Aromatic plants of ‘Assam Herbarium’ (Botanical Survey of India, Shillong) collected from Northeastern India • Bibliographic accounts of some selected Aromatic Plants of Northeastern region of India • Index. This book will be useful to the research & academic institutions, various industries, agriculture and allied fields, as well as to exporters, processors, planters and to all those who are interested in Aromatic & Spice plants. ..more


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The Complete Book of Roses
S. K. BhattacharjeeB.K. Banerji
Roses are most beautiful popular flowering plants grown almost throughout the world. Remarkable work has been carried out on this romantic flower and much has been said and written about it. The changes in fashion in our appreciation and use of rose are mirrored in the numerous journals and books that have been written about it through the centuries. The development of rose is the result of the patient work of the hybridists, scientists and rosarians all over the world. This publication is planned in 26 chapters to review, illustrate, streamline and highlight the achievements on roses. It is a comprehensive and up-to-date scientific document on all practical aspects of rose growing - soil and climate, layout, planting, management, propagation, pruning, nutrition, irrigation, mulching, weed control, pot culture, green house cultivation, insect pests and diseases. It has emphasised the scope and importance, and also traced the history of early days with roses. Classification of roses is enumerated giving details of wild and natural species and their varieties. There are fascinating chapters on intellectual property rights, breeding, biotechnology, tissue culture and allied products. Interesting and elaborate chapters are written on growth regulating chemicals, post-harvest technology, rose breeders of the world and rose breeders of India. Description of innumerable number of exotic varieties and the varieties evolved in India is provided; and books on roses are enlisted. This publication will be of immense value to the scientists, teachers, students, planners, professionals and amateur rose growers, traders, commercial entrepreneurs in floriculture and exporters. ..more


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Floriculture: Role of Tissue Culture and Molecular Techniques
S. K. DattaC. Chakrabarty
Today, floriculture is recognized as most remunerative profession with a much higher potential for returns per unit area than most fields and even some other horticultural crops. All over the world, the floricultural sector can nowadays be characterized as a sector experiencing rapid changes. Lack of correct information is one of the major constraints in the growth of floriculture industry. Recent advances in micropropagation and biotechnology offers new and exciting challenges for advancement of floriculture. There was necessary to compile worldwide activities on these subjects with special reference to their application on floricultural crops. This book “Floriculture : Role of Tissue Culture and Molecular Techniques”contains 13 articles on different areas of tissue culture and molecular techniques with special emphasis of their application on floricultural crops. The topic covers mass propagation of ornamentals using bioreactor and micropropagation, biochemical and molecular basis of flower senescence, in vitro mutagenesis, molecular characterization, viruses in ornamentals etc. The book is extremely well prepared and provides excellent information on emerging issues of tissue culture, bioreactor, molecular characterization, in vitro mutagenesis and biotechnology. It will serve further advance efforts towards the promotion of floriculture. The book will provide great opportunities for professional scientists, students, progressive floriculturist, exporters and for the industry people at large. The detail contents are : · Tailoring Carnation Genome for Long Vase-life Traits in Flowers · Tissue Culture and Biotechnology of Damask Rose · Mass Propagation of Ornamentals Using Bioreactor System, · Use of Tissue Culture Techniques to Develop Orchid Industry in Indonesia · Biochemical and Molecular Basis of Senescence and Abscission in Flowers - A Review · Improvement of Rose through in vitro Mutagenesis and its Molecular Characterization · Viruses of Ornamental Plants in India—Current Research Status and Future Prospects · Micro Propagation of Bulbous Ornamentals · Liquid Medium based Micropropagation of Monocotyledonous Ornamental Geophytes · In vitro Mutagenesis—An Effective Tool for Development of Salt-tolerant Line in Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat · Management of Chimera and in vitro Mutagenesis for Development of New Flower Colour/Shape and Chlorophyll Variegated Mutants in Chrysanthemum · Role of Micropropagation for Commercial Floriculture · In vitro Adventitious Bud Techniques as a Tool in Creation of New Chrysanthemum Cultivars ..more


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Spices and Aromatic Plants: Status and Improvement
E. V. D. SastryDhirendra SinghS.S. Rajpur
India is the home to a vast variety of spices- some indigenous and others introduced. It is also home to important aromatic plants. India grows, consumes and export a vast variety of spices, while it also imports sizeable quantity of spices. Similarly, a number of essential oils extracted from different aromatic plants are used in domestic industry. Essentially, the extraction of essential oils was a cottage industry which has now grown in size enormously. Menthol production was unknown to India before 1960, but now India is a world leader in the production and export of natural menthol. Spices and aromatic plants together form an important part of our export earnings. This position is challenged now by new entrants in the international trade. It is therefore right time we take the stock of the situation. In an effort to know the status of spices and aromatic plant research and development, eminent researchers from across the country have been invited to contribute their findings and views which led to the present compilation. The present book contains chapters that are written by who’s who in spices research in India. Status on spices is discussed in three chapters- one of the chapters “status of spices in India” takes stock of the situation from the production and export point of view, the second one “status of Indian spices and scope in 21st century” gives a holistic picture about spices- cultivation, problems and future outlook in terms of research needs, the third chapter is devoted to understand seed spices research in particular. Situation of spices germplasm in India is presented in holistic manner in chapter “spices germplasm management and their exploitation in crop improvement”. The status of Onion and Garlic is presented in a chapter “Onion and Garlic: An Indian Perspective with special reference to Rajasthan” similarly the status of aromatic plants’ improvement in India is presented in 3 chapters. Besides these focal chapters the book also contains chapters which present recent advances in spices research. While the chapters will help understand the status of spices including onion, garlic and chilli, recent advances made in the crop improvement, production and protection of these important crops are also included. The book is expected to be much help to all those connected with spices including onion, garlic and chillies including aromatic plants. It is hoped that this book will find acceptance with scientists, industrialists, planners as well as students connected or interested in spices and aromatic plants. ..more


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Ethnic Tribes & Medicinal Plants
P. C. Trivedi
In India, more than 1800 plants belonging to different families of Angiosperms are used for their therapeutic efficacy. There are still big gaps in the work of completing an exhaustive inventory of the medicinal plants of India. There is at the moment no exhaustive and reliable inventory available of all the medicinal plants of India used by all the different ethnic communities in different ecosystems. The present book “Ethnic Tribes & Medicinal Plants” contains 18 articles by eminent scholars of the country on different aspects of the subjects. This book contains articles on Ethnomedicinal plants of different states of India including Rajasthan, Tamilnadu, Tripura, Nagaland, Orissa, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, North-East India etc. It also covers information on ethnomedicinal plants used by Garasia, Kani, Naga, Bhil, Deories, Mishings, Mawasi and Tai Ahom tribes. Book covers articles on medicinal plants used for curing Asthma, Hepatic disorders, Gynecological disorders, Malaria, Antipyretic and skin diseases. Articles on plants used in Magico-religious belief and Ethno-medico-botanical note on traditional remedy have added to the value of the book. Present book provides excellent glimpses of the rich herbal medicine and traditional knowledge heritage of India. The present book will serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for herbal healers, vaidhyas, Hakims, research workers and students in the field of medicinal plants. ..more


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Drugs from Plants
P. C. Trivedi
This The book focuses on the interrelationship of water resources, management and economic development. It minutely analyses the status of water availability, accessibility and its uses. Further, it elaborates on various benefits like economic, health and several others, generated through water. Moreover, diverse indices like Water Poverty Index (WPI), Hydrological Water Stress Indicator (HWSI), and Social Water Scarcity Index (SWSI) have been calculated to assess the severity of water problem and also to ascertain their important determinants of water poverty and water accessibility. This study also reflects over the water resources and economic development of Rajasthan with special reference to Jaipur district and it draws attention to the decline of water availability in the district to the extent that it is on the brink of turning into a water scarcity zone. It is an excellent guide to interdisciplinary and wide-ranging knowledge on water. It carefully draws comparison on water problems in background of India and other countries. This book is an indispensable reference tool for all scholars and students of development economics, natural resources management, infrastructure planning, geography, demography and environment education. ..more


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Algal Biotechnology
P. C. Trivedi
Provide information on the application of Cyanobacteria with their biotechnological potential in the present scenario. Topics covering algal cytology, ecology, marine, agronomy, environmental impact on marine pollution, biological nitrogen fixation, phototaxis, phycotoxins, etc. have been specially included to project their role in the present century. Information on dinoflagellates, diatoms and ultrastructural studies have also been included. ..more


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Vanilla The Worlds Most Flavourful Spice Orchid of Commerce
S. K. BhattacharjeeK. N. Shiva
Vanilla, a climbing orchid, is one of the most expensive spices traded in the international market owing to versatile use in food and related industries. Great achievements have been made over the years based on this crop to match the requirements of global market. This publication is planned in 24 chapters to review, streamline and highlight the achievements on this crop. It is a comprehensive and up-to-date document on history, production and export, the genus and species, anatomy, cytology and breeding, flowering and pollination, synthetic seeds, propagation, agro-technology and plant protection of Vanilla. There are fascinating chapters on curing of beans; flavour and aroma compounds; grading, packaging, storage and transportation; markets and marketing. Interesting and elaborate chapters are also provided on quality evaluation, adulteration and synthetic vanillin, vanilla products and uses. This book will be of immense value to innovative and progressive growers, scientists, teachers, students, flavourists, traders, commercial entrepreneurs and exporters. ..more


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Polytherapic Medicinal Plants and Spices : Post Harvest Management and Export Potential
Karan SinghMohan Lal JakharDhirendra Singh
Man has now realized the limitation and shortcomings of medicines developed by chemical processes as indicated by side and ill effects. Hence, the scope of medicinal plants and spices has widened for different systems of medicine. Besides domestication and cultivation technologies, economic parts of plants need to be processed at primary, secondary and tertiary channels. Such agroprocessing strategies are required for preparing medicines of Allopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani and other systems of healing. Properly processed information have been included on different facets of biotherapeutics and pharmaceutical sciences. Post harvest management and technology of value addition, marketing and trade of medicinal plants and spices have been incorporated alongwith biodiversity and its conservation in lower as well as higher groups of medicinal plants. Roles of herbal ecofarming in societal welfare through cooperative movement in different parts of the nation and world has also been effectively included. Export potential and trade scenario of spices and medicinal herbs has been adequately described alongwith its relationships with industry & WTO. Medicinal values of Indian food of plant origin has been especially highlighted alongwith nutrient management for propagation of medicinal plants and spices. The book will certainly be useful for herbal industrialists, progressive farmers, scholars, teachers and scientists of various disciplines including Basic and applied Botany, Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Biotechnology, Plant Breeding, Post Harvest Science and Technology and Pharmaceutical Sciences. ..more


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Orchids : Botany, Breeding, Cultivation, Uses and Post Harvest Management
S. K. BhattacharjeeS.P. Das
Orchids are primarily valued for their beautiful and intriguing flowers. In the global market cut flowers and potted flowering plants of orchids occupy a very important place. Moreover, the international trade on these crops are advancing very steadily and search for newer materials are rising irresistibly. Orchids also play many beneficial roles in human life as medicine, phytochemicals, spice, flavouring agent and food. Interest on orchids has increased manifold over the years and marked accomplishments have been made through scientific research and investigations. To stimulate the development of an enquiring mind, this book is organised in 19 comprehensive chapters to review, streamline and highlight the achievements on orchids. It provides a wealth of fascinating information on 110 important and interesting genera, 400 species and many hybrids of orchids. This book also furnished extensive review chapters on history, evolution, classification, propagation, pollination, breeding, agrotechnology, green houses, in-vitro seed culture, tissue culture, post-harvest technology and plant protection. This publication is intended to be comprehensive source of information to amateur and professional growers, exporters, orchid industries, horticulturists and also concerned students, teachers and researchers. ..more


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Medicinal Trees : Distribution, Characteristics and Traditional Formulations
Sheelwant Patel
The ‘Medicinal Trees’ compiles information about one hundred tree species that possess substantial medicinal values. It give various local names of species, its distribution, characteristics of plant and traditional therapeutic formulations of its body parts. It mostly chooses such trees that one encounters growing in vicinity–on road sides, in parks, in homestead lands, in waste lands. It endeavours to reinvent medicines into trees that we recognize as fruit trees, timber trees, shade trees, flowering trees and shrubs and even as useless wild growths of waste lands. The ‘Medicinal Trees : Distribution, Characteristics and Traditional Formulations’ attempts to re-invent the traditional therapeutical uses of parts of trees our forefathers had used since time immemorial to cure a hoard of ailments. Through use of roots, bark, leaves, latex, flowers, fruits, and seeds they had perfected a system of medicines that we have almost lost. We know a banyan tree provides excellent shade. Do we know that ‘Banyan leaves cure diarrhoea, nose bleeding, and bubo. Latex cures cracked heels, swollen gums and spermatorrhea. Fruits remove dark spots from facial skins and restore its natural glow and charm. Aerial roots tighten and lift sagging breasts. Bark cures vaginal piles, sprains, burning sensation in body and irregularity of menstruation?’ This publication will serve the interest of medicinal plant lovers, collectors, teachers, medical practitioners, research workers and botantists. ..more


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Medicinal Plants: Utilisation and Conservation 2nd Revised and Enlarged Edition
P.C. Trivedi
THE quest for good health and immortality has been a continuous human endeavour since the beginning of civilisation throughout the world. Plants have been used as a source of medicine by men from ancient times. Initially, these formed the bulk of folk or ethnomedicine, practised in India and some other parts of the world. Later, a considerable part of this indigenous knowledge was formulated, documented and eventually passed into the organised systems of medicine, such as Ayurveda, Unani, Sidha or some other systems outside India. Subsequently, with the advance in techniques of phytochemistry and pharmacology, a number of active principles of medicinal plants were isolated and introduced as valuable drugs in modern medicine. The second revised and enlarged edition of book, Medicinal Plants : Utilisation and Conservation, contains 24 chapters covering holistic information on medicinal plants. Four new chapters added includes articles on ‘Medicinal plant solutions to Asthmatic Problems, Biotechnological advances in some Ethnomedicinal plant species; Catharanthus roseus a potential drug source for cancer chemotherapy and Biotechnological interventions and role of secondary metabolites in defense mechanism of plants. Book contains articles on cultivation and propagation of medicinal plants, medicinal pteridophytes, Diseases of medicinal & aromatic plants, Herbal based contraceptive research, Plants with antioxidative properties in radio-protection, IPR, and Growth & competitiveness of Indian pharmaceutical industries. Second revised & enlarged edition of book update the first edition besides adding four new chapters. Book will be useful to practiners of medicines, farmers, researchers in botany, pharmacologists and students. ..more


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Medicinal Plants of North-East India
M. Islam
About 80% of the world’s population of the developed and developing countries rely on traditional herbal medicine, for the primary health care because of their great efficacy and little or no side effects. Traditional system of medicine, popularly termed as ‘Folk medicine’ is accustomed since the days of ancient civilizations and playing a significant role in the health care system. In modern days also, it is also becoming popular, as the tribals and rural populations of our country is highly dependent on medicinal plant therapy for meeting their health care needs, and which attracted the attention of Botanists, Plant Scientists, Researchers and other Active/Interested workers. The present work is an outcome of the exploration of different cultivated, non-cultivated, forest/village and other areas of plains and hilly areas, for over a period of twenty years and forms a distinct contributions towards a herbal medicines, based on the studies/observations made on the utilisation of wild herbs in medical therapy in day today life of tribal and non-tribal peoples of the north-eastern region, India. Angiospermic and pteridophytic plants only have been considered in the present study. For each species correct nomenclature, local names, habit, chromosome number (where possible), flowering and fruiting season, ecological situations and medicinal uses of the plants have been discussed alongwith the illustrations of 32 photos for easy understanding of the work. Thus, present work provides excellent glimpses of the traditional knowledge of medicine of North-East India. The author hopes that, the present book will serve not only as reference material, but also as practical guide for herbal healers, research workers, students and all others interested in the field of medicinal plants. ..more


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Medicinal Herbs and Spices : Scientific Ecofarming and Technology
Karan SinghMohan Lal JakharDhirendra Singh
Medicinal herbs and spices find their use in all systems of medicine. However, the major part of the raw material requirements of pharmaceutical industries is still met out of herbs collected from wild resources. This leads to biodiversity and environmental degradation. To meet such challenges, an equilibrated approach for domestication and cultivation of otherwise, wild medicinal plants and spices is imperative. Very scanty information on such aspects are available in literature which describes the therapeutic potential of about 20000 plants while only very few (about 100) plants are known to be cultivated. Therefore, there is urgent need of concerted efforts to bring more and more plants under farming system. Present book is pioneer in this regard and describes various aspects of potential agrotechnology of medicinal plants and spices. These aspects embody reliable and latest information on applied biology, botany and genetic resources of annuals, biennials and trees. Applied and basic aspects of ecophysiology, biochemistry and biotechnology have been adequately incorporated including pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, agronomical, breeding and plant protection parameters, propagation and nutrients managements. The subject matter has been judiciously processed and illustrated by reliable data represented in the form of tables, graphs, line diagrams and more than 72 coloured photographs. The book is certainly useful for scholars, researchers, teachers and scientists of variable interests such as Botany, Forestry, Plant Physiology, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Plant Breeding, Agronomy and Horticultures. Organisations and farmers concerning the herbal farming and trade will certainly find the book extremely beneficial in different agroclimatic zones of India and the world. ..more


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Integrated Management of Pests in Vegetable Crops
Ekta SinghN. P. SinghSwaroup Singh
Crop Pest and their ecofriendly control has attracted the attention of all spheres of our society. This is mainly due to the fact that pest’s effect on crops is not limited to the damage they cause to crops but is furthered by economic and ecological impacts involved. Therefore, the awakening of people has led to strategic developments of technologies effectively and safely applicable to control pest in standing crops and storage of crop produce. Among such technologies, the use of chemical pesticides is being steadily replaced by modern technique of integrated pest management. This system lays emphasis on minimizing the use of otherwise, hazardous pesticides and widening the scope of biopesticides, cultural practices, botanicals, insect growth hormones and pheromones in combination with Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus (NPV) and Btk. For testing the efficacy of such control measures under field conditions and under laboratory environment, the biology of pests in relation to crop is essentially be studied. The relative resistance of different cultivars of vegetable crops to pest attack/infestation is also of paramount importance alongwith general variability in the responses of crop cultivars to control measures and also of pest to different pest management technologies. The book contains properly processed, screened and relevant scientific information of societal relevance on diverse facets of applied and basic aspects of biology of pests and integrated pest management in vegetable crops like chilli, tomato, brinjal and tomato. Such information have laid proper emphasis on ecofriendly and economically viable control measures. The book will be useful to students, teachers and researchers in the field of Vegetable crops, Horticulture, Spices, Entomology, Zoology, Agricultural Zoology, Environment and Ecology. ..more


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Indigenous Herbal Medicines : Tribal Formulations and Traditional Herbal Practices
Deepak AcharyaAnshu Shrivastava
Indigenous knowledge behind traditional practice of herbs is like crude diamond, hardest but without shine and not acknowledged and accepted as “Diamond” by the people. Today an artificial shining stone, well packed, aggressively marketed and supported by strategic advertisement is the biggest threat to the existence of real Diamond. If this continues then this phenomenon of endangered indigenous knowledge of tribals will become extinct and needless to discuss, we the human being will be deprived of the real essence and hence the biggest looser. It is important to know that it requires $ 1.5 billion and 10-15 years to develop a new drug, whereas, the development of new drug through traditional herbal knowledge and tribal healers could be much shorter and needless to discuss “cost effective”. The whole book moves around the fulcrum of traditional herbal knowledge of Indian tribesmen. It is the finest attempt to explain the traditional herbal knowledge of Indian tribal regions which are very different in terms of forest, vegetation, cultures, and beliefs. Nevertheless, equally competitive so far age old medicinal practices are concerned. The book deals with about 210 important medicinal plants used by the traditional herbal healers in India. Given vernacular names in English, Sanskrit and many other Indian regional languages, short diagnostic taxonomic description, ecology and distributional aspects provided under each plant and up-to-date information about the ongoing research of every medicinal plant mentioned here makes this book more reader friendly and advanced. Latest accepted and valid botanical names in accordance with ICBN have been adopted for the medicinal plants to sustain correct identity. The book contains more than 2200 traditional herbal practices as per the different disorders, methodology of drug preparation and procedure of intake. Easy language, 90 high resolution colour photographs and systematic presentation of medicinal plants with major emphasis given on traditional herbal therapies, usage, and comparative analysis along with data-tables make the study more exhaustive and generate temptation to read it again and again. It is hoped that it will serve as an informative databank for herbal researchers who are engaged in new drug development; a perfect reference material for Ethnobotanists, Herbalists and Pharmacologists; and a guiding tool for a housewife for home remedies. ..more


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Indigenous Ethnomedicinal Plants
P. C. Trivedi
Medicinal plants are an important health and economic component of the floras in developed as well as developing countries. India occupies the top position in the use of herbal drugs. It also enjoys the unique position of exporting plant drugs and their derivatives because of its huge diverse flora spread over the entire Indian sub-continent. There is great scope of expansion of organised pharmaceutical, phytochemical and herbal durg industry in India. The present book “Indigenous Ethnomedicinal Plants” contains 18 articles by eminent scholars of the country on different aspects of the subjects. This book incorporates articles on—Medicinal plants used by Kanis tribe of Southern-Western Ghats; Folk medicines prevalent among tribals of Bastar, Chhattisgarh; Ecofloristics and Ethnobotany of traditional medicinal plants; Medicinal plants used by tribals of Tamil Nadu; Folk medicinal plants from Manipur. Articles on Ethnobotanical studies on the flora of Alagar Hills, Tamil Nadu; Ethnomedicines used by the Moran of Brahmaputra Valley, Assam; Ethnomedicinal uses of plants of Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere; Ethnomedicinal plants from Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary of Assam and some rare and less known Ethnomedicinal plants used by tribals of Chhattisgarh provide sufficient information on the subject. Book provide information on Ethnomedicinal uses of certain exotic weeds of Assam; Ethnomedicine for Snakebite; Medicinal plants and conservation and uses of Herbal medicines. Articles on the Ageing and the role of medicinal plants; Nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications of Spirulina in health management; Medicinal plants in cure of Hepatitis and Potential medicinal uses of Withania somnifera have added to the value of the book. Present book provides excellent glimpses of the rich herbal medicine and traditional knowledge heritage of India. The present book will serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for herbal healers, vaidhyas, hakims, research workers and students in the field of medicinal plants. ..more


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Indian Medicinal Plants
P. C. Trivedi
Plants have been used by man from prehistoric times for relieving suffering and curing ailments. The folk medicines of almost all the countries of the world abound in medicinal plants and tribal people wherever they exist, rely chiefly on herbal medicine. Presently, Indian system of medicine uses over 1100 medicinal plants and most of them are collected from the wild regularly, of which over five dozen species are said to be in great demand. The present book “Indian Medicinal Plants” contains 19 articles by eminent scholars of the country on different aspects of the subject. This book contain articles on Plants with aphrosidiac potentials; Anti-ageing plants; Plants in AIDS management; Plants used in the cure of diabetes; Plant folk medicines practised for the treatment of diabetes and Medicinal plants possessing anti-venom activity. Review articles on medicinal plants viz. Ervatamia heyneama, Withania coagulans and Methi provide detailed information on these plants. Other section includes chapters on Medicinal trees of Tripura; Herbal medicines in cure of prevalent diseases in tribal pockets of M.P.; Medicinal plants of Vindyan region of M.P., Exotic Medicinal Plants of Junagadh, Gujarat; Herbal plants of Satpura plateau of M.P. Other articles included on Potential herbs against vaginal infection; and Folklore treatment of leucorrhoea. Articles on Role of Nutraceuticals in health care system and the Prophylactic effects of the Nutraceuticals present in pomegranate have added to the value of the book. This book provides excellent glimpses of the rich herbal medicine and traditional knowledge heritage of India. The present book will serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for herbal healers, vaidhyas, hakims, research workers and students in the field of medicinal plants. ..more


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Herbal Cures: Traditional Approach
D. A. Patil
Recent explosion of interest in traditional medicines has been driven by the accelerated loss of indigenous plantlore, consideration of indigenous plantlore as national heritage, natural products research, new drugs derived from plants and becoming of western medicine more open to alternative approaches to healing. This interest has become episodic in nature and therefore needs many fora or platforms to disseminate the products of research in this regime. The present book is hoped to serve the same purpose. This book contains 22 articles on different aspects of the subject reflecting views and thoughts of experts. It incorporates articles on traditional plant uses in family welfare, wound care, diabetes and skin afflictions, ethnobotanical or ethnomedicinal plants from West Rarrh (West Bengal), North Gujarat, Jharkhand and Western Orissa, ethnotherapeutic leads from tribals of Orissa, ethnomedicinal leads from modern drug development programmes, parasitic angiosperms from mythology to medicine, graphic review of ethnobotany in Chhatisgarh and veterinary medicines of Gond tribals (M.P.). It also covers topics on development and standardization of herbal medicine, methods of tribal drug purification, ethnomedicinal uses of Neem and traditional knowledge with particular emphasis on ethnomedicine/ traditional medicine. Articles on recent approaches in phytochemical and biological importance of Calendula officinalis, in vitro anthelmintic activity of Bauhinia species, in vitro regeneration, phytochemical screening, antibacterial activity and hypoglycemic effects of Ocimum sanctum are included. This book unfolds rich Indian traditional heritage and focuses on modern drug development in India. This book will be useful not only as reference book but will also cater to the immediate needs of students, teachers, research workers, herbal healers, pharmaceutical industries, botanists and ethnobotanists. ..more


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Handbook of Edible Fruits
L. C. DeS. K. Bhattacharjee
A most comprehensive book on fruit crop with exclusive and elaborate information on various aspects of large number of edible fruits in a single publication is the first of its kind. Emphasising the global scenario this publication is planned in 24 interesting chapters with upto date knowledge. The topics dealt in various divisions of the book are : · Introduction · Classification of Fruit Crops · Fruit Industry · Agroclimatic Zones · Climate · Soil · Mineral Nutrition · Orchard Planning, Layout & Planting · Propagation of Fruit Crops · Nursery Management · Pollination and Fertilization in Fruit Plants · Orchard Management · Weed Management · Training & Pruning · Organic Fruit Production · Plant Growth Regulators in Fruit Production · Fruit Physiology · Improvement of Fruit Crops · Fruit Drop and it’s Management · Post-harvest Management of Fruits · Processing and Value Addition of Fruit Crops · Modern Approaches in Fruit Science · Hi-tech Horticulture · Important Genera of Edible Fruits It includes 201 genera and more than 630 species of major and minor fruits, with special reference to taxonomical details, origin and distribution, climate and soil, cultivation practices, including major insect pests and diseases and their control measures, as well as importance and uses. This book will be useful to the students, teachers, scientists, researchers, technologists, planners, amateurs, farmers, commercial fruit growers, processors and exporters. ..more


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Bharat Ke Aushdiya Vraksh
Parshuram Ram Shukla
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Bio-Fuel Plants : Cultivation Practices & Seed Bank
S. K. Mehla
Soaring oil prices have encouraged major consumers worldwide to sharply increase their use of “green” biofuel. These concerns have lead to reasearch for biodiesel as commerical alternative. Since edible oil demand is higher than its domestic production, in India this is not feasible to divert this oil for production of biodiesel. Under Indian conditions only such plant sources can be considered for biofuel, which produces non-edible oil in appreciable quantity and can be grown in large scale on non cropped marginal and wastelands. There are many tree species which bear seeds rich in oil and can serve as excellent feedstock for biodiesel production. The book deals with cultivation practices of bio-fuel plants. Crops for waste land utilization, Bio-waste utilization as organic fertilizes, micropropagation protocols are other major themes of this book. The book will be handy reference for students, academicians, researchers and people with little or no training in biofuel plants." ..more


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Ornamental Crop Production Technology
S. K. Bhattacharjee
Floriculture is a fast expanding dynamic industry. Production technology has advanced with the efficient use of plant resources such as water, fertilizers, pesticides; and modification of microclimate that surrounds the plants as per need during various stages of growth, development and flowering. Protected cultivation provides an excellent facility for controlled cultivation of high value crops. Hence, polyhouses are made with all modern facilities including U.V. stabilized cladding film, heating, cooling, humidification, drip irrigation and fertigation systems. The structure and technology are, however, location and crop specific. Moreover, with the adoption of improved production technologies; a number of diseases, pests and weeds affecting ornamental crops are becoming a serious handicap in their economic production. Indiscriminate application of pesticides has lead to pest resistance and resurgence as well as adverse effect on ornamental crops and also on flora and fauna in the ecosystem. In view of this an attempt has been made in this book to provide a wealth of fascinating information in 13 extensive review chapters like principles, technology and methodology of F1-hybrid seed production; micropropogation of ornamental crops; mericloning of orchids; greenhouses and glass houses, design of green houses, cladding material, shade nets and ventilation, economics of polyhouse cultivation; insects, pests, diseases and nematodes of ornamental plants and their management; weed management; and phytosanitary requirements for import and export of floriculture products and planting material. This publication will be of immense value and serve the interests of scientists, teachers, students, policy makers, amateur and commercial flower growers. ..more


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Handbook of Medicinal Plants, 5th Ed.
S. K. Bhattacharjee
With the cost of modern medicine reaching astronomical height, scientists have begun delving into rich and ancient traditional systems based on plants. The ancient dwellers of India had relied on them for centuries to cure themselves and their wisdom is not only enshrined in treatises but has been handed down orally from generation to generation. In the developed Western affluent world too, thinking has veered around to using natural material for drugs and pharmaceuticals and in this context, the abundant inventory of medicinal plants that India has takes on a very important relevance. This book is a comprehensive volume detailing the characteristics of 560 genera covering 1, 170 species. The documentation is exhaustive including nomenclature, description, distribution, cultivation, processing and physical and chemical properties. With several countries patenting Indian products and methods, a specially written chapter on Intellectual Property Rights and Medicinal Plants has been added to this fourth revised and enlarged edition. Attempts have been made to include all aspects of medicinal plants. To this end chapters contain complete information on history, isolation and characterization of active principles, transformation of medicinal system, medicinal plants widely known for their curative effects on certain diseases, export of medicinal plants and phytochemicals, suggestions for improvement of medicinal crop industry, etc. Dr. A.M. Michael, in a specially written foreword, says: “The present book provides comprehensive and condensed information of an extensive and large number of medicinal plants grown and found in different parts of the world covering many important and interesting aspects on the subject. The book will be valuable to students and teachers, scientists, cultivators, entrepreneurs and the farmer.” ..more


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Medicinal Herbs & Flowers
S. K. Bhattacharjee
Herbs have been used to promote and safeguard health, relieve pain and discomfort, heal diseases and wounds and refresh the mind. Herbal medicines are preferred over synthetic drugs and antibiotics since the herbs possess many healing prosperities without side effects. Herbs are the sacred medicine with great power, which no pharmacist can excel or even imitate fully. There is a growing need for information on medicinal herbs and flowers, their chemical constituents, biological activity, aroma and fragrance, characteristics, cultivation, extraction of active ingredients and uses for safeguarding health and healing diseases and discomfort. This book, Medicinal Herbs and Flowers, is a comprehensive and most valuable document on the subject. This is the first book of its kind in contents and concept. The publication is organised in six chapters. Chapter 1 is an introductory one, dealing with history, isolation and characterization of active principles, transformation of medicinal systems, medicinal plants widely known for their curative effects of certain diseases, endangered medicinal plants, need for commercial cultivation of medicinal plants, Indian scenario, medicinal plant trade and industry, export of medicinal plants and phyto-chemicals. Chapter 2 provides information on genera and species of medicinal importance, description, cultivation, extraction and uses. Chapter 3 covers the various aspects of medicinal flowers. Chapter 4 describes the medicinal herbs in depth. Chapter 5 furnishes the information on herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine. Chapter 6 summarises the medicinal herbs, their parts used, active ingredients, etc. There are two annexures through which information is given on (i) important antibiotics from plant sources and (ii) glossary of pharmacological and medicinal terms. The Index of the book has been prepared in such a way that this publication is easy to handle and helpful to all. This publication will serve the interest of medicinal plant lovers, collectors, teachers, researchers, students, progressive farmers, pharmaceutical industry and botanists. ..more


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Spices & Plantation Crops
J. Singh
India enjoys ubiquitous agri-horti diversity. Too many horticultural crops, may it be annual or perennial are grown across the biotic realms of different agro-eco regions of the country. It has favourably placed the nation as one of the leading producers of horticultural crops including that of spices and plantation crops. However, being widely divergent in nature as such, simple description on spices and plantation crop is lacking. However, due to uncessant effort being made towards the improvement, lot of informations have been generated in different arena of spices and plantation crops. Such development on time scale provides impetus to the writers and accordingly an idea to compile the manuscript on spices and plantation crops was conceived. Covering 28 chapters; Status of Spices and Plantation Crops in India, Coriander, Cumin, Fennel, Fenugreek, Black-pepper, Small Cardamom, Large Cardamom, Clove, Onion, Garlic, Ginger, Turmeric, Saffron, Vanilla, Tamarind, Black-Caraway, Celery, Under-exploited Spices- Aniseed, Caraway, Parsley and Nigella, Coconut, Cashewnut, Arecanut, Tea, Coffee, Oil Palm, Cocoa, Betelvine and Rubber, the content of the book has been manoeuvred in a way so as to suit the requirements of different category of readers, The inclusion of colour plates of the crops covered and glossary of impregnated words appearing invariably in the text is expected to ad clarity of the subject. Subject index has been incorporated in the last to help locate the readers, a topic of their interest. The book will be useful to researchers, students and scholars of horticulture, agriclutre and allied disciplines. ..more


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Herbaceous Perennials and Shade Loving Foliage Plants
S.K. Bhattacharjee
The most absorbing and rewarding branch of horticulture are the herbaceous perennials and shade loving foliage plants. They are very interesting and delightful group of plants for commercial floriculture, and billions of these plants grace the modern homes. They are among the easiest plants to be grown in garden beds, pots, greenhouses and polyhouses. The cut flowers, cut foliages or cut greens of these plants are excellent and add great charm and delicacy to indoor. They have become a necessary adjunct to every house and are considered most essential for modern living. The international trade on these crops are advancing steadily and search for newer materials are rising irresistibly. For this book most important crops like orchids, carnation, chrysanthemum, anthurium, gerbera, heliconia, bird-of-paradise, solidago, primula, pelargonium, aglaonema, calathea, chlorophytum, cordyline, dieffenbachia, dracaena, monstera, peperomia, phillodendron, scindapsus are surveyed. The different aspects of these crops are critically reviewed and presented in this publication. The book will be very useful to research workers, scientists, teachers, students, indoor designers, amateur and commercial growers and all others interested in these crops. ..more


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Flowering Shrubs and Seasonal Ornamentals
S. K. Bhattacharjee
In commercial floriculture and modern landscape design, the groups of plants belonging to flowering shrubs and seasonal annuals occupy prime position. They are important and interesting assemblance of exciting flowering plants largely grown in beds and pots for commerce, garden decoration, cut flower and loose flower trade. In good landscape design, shrubs contribute in some ways to making a house attractive by emphasising its good architectural features or by softening the effect of poor one. Seasonal ornamentals enhance the beauty of the garden by bringing in quick changes with a splash of attractive colour and, in turn breaking the monotony. There are large number of species and varieties in these crops and offer a diversified range of plants with attractive flowers and innumerable colours. Realising the economic and aesthetic value of these crops scientists have conducted interesting studies on various aspects which attained enormous proportion over the years. The aim of this publication is to survey the crops for their potential in ornamental horticulture. In this book important crops like rose, jasmine, crossandra, barleria, hibiscus, bougainvillea, poinsettia, azalea, camellia, hydrangea, cassia, callistemon, adenium, acalypha, allamanda, antirrhinum, china aster, marigold, zinnia, gaillardia, gypsophila, sweet sultan, corn flower, helichrysum, gomphrena and statice were critically reviewed by the experts. It is hoped that the information furnished in this publication will be useful to scientists, teachers, students, professionals, amateur flower growers, landscape designers and all those interested in flower crops. ..more


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Bulbous Ornamentals and Aquatic Plants
S. K. Bhattacharjee
The diversity of colour, form and size that exists among bulbous ornamentals and aquatic plants are usually much appreciated; their subtale and incidious charm add to the beauty of the landscape. International trade on these crops are rising rapidly and world-wide queries for new material are increasing. Apart from the ornamental value, many of these groups of plants are consumed as food and medicine, they also provide fibre and other useful material to mankind. In view of the importance of these crops, critical review have been made in this publication on the crop like tulip, lilium, gladiolus, tuberose, alstroemeria, cyclamen, tuberous begonia, dahlia, hemerocallis, hymenocallis, gloriosa, crinum, zantedeschia, canna, hippeastrum, anemone, anigozanthos, eucharis, fressia, gloxinia, iris, liatris, nelumbo, nymphaea, acorus, altrovanda, aponogeton, butomus, calla, callitricha, caltha, cyperus, decodon, eichhornia, glyceria, hottonia, hydrocleys, hydrocharis, hydrocleis, juncus, saururus, saussurea, thalia, trillium, trollius, utricularia and victoria. The book will be most beneficial to scientists, teachers, students, farmers, amateurs, commercial flower growers and all those interested in these alluring flower crops. ..more


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Underutilized Fruits & Nuts, in 2 Vols.
O. P. PareekS. Sharma
This publication has been brought out in two volumes. The first volume outlines ‘diversity and distribution’ of the underutilized fruits and nuts and provides collated information on their value in ‘food and nutrition security’, in ‘livelihood and income security’, and for ‘development of value added and commercially useful products’ and for ‘rehabilitation and conservation of the ecosystem’. The available information on distribution, uses, botany and culture of 56 subtropical and 39 temperate fruits has also been presented in this volume. Appendices on ‘botanical and other names of the fruits suitable for humid, semi-arid and arid regions of tropical, subtropical and temperate areas’, ‘families, genera and species’ and ‘food value’ of these fruits and their ‘use in agroforestry systems’ have been given. The second volume provides the available information on distribution, uses, botany and culture of 157 tropical fruits that have potential to be promoted for systematic cultivation. The ‘epilogue’ given at the end of this volume outlines the suggestions on the required activities intended to be of help to develop participatory research and developmental work on the neglected and underutilized fruits. The fruits of the subtropical and temperate groups (in first volume) and those of tropical group (in second volume) have been further divided into three sections, i.e. the fruits for humid, semi-arid and arid regions to enable selection of the right species for cultivation to suit a given environment. The fruits in each section have been arranged alphabetically according to their common names. Botanical and other names of the fruits and nuts have been given in the text. The book has been illustrated with line diagrams and coloured photographs of several of these fruits and nuts. Besides serving as a good teaching material on different aspects of the underutilized fruits, the book should be valuable to all concerned with promoting these species in production systems and for utilizing their produce for processing and industrial uses. ..more


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Microbial Spoliage of Foods
H. A. Modi
The loss of food due to microbial spoilage has economic consequences for the producers, processors and consumers. Except for sterile foods, all foods harbor microorganisms. Food spoilage stems from the growth of these microorganisms in food or in due to the action of microbial heat-stable enzymes. New marketing trends, the consumer’s desire for foods that are not overly processed and preserved, extended shelf-life, and chances of temperature abuse between production and consumption of foods have greatly increased the chances of food spoilage and, in some instances, with new types of microorganisms. The major concerns are the economic loss and wastage of food. New concepts are being studied to reduce contamination as well as control the growth of spoilage microbes in foods. This book includes • Food Microbiology and its Horizons • Basics of Human Nutrition • An Introduction to Microbial Spoilage of Foods • Spoilage of Meat and Meat Products • Spoilage of Poultry and Eggs • Spoilage of Fish and other Seafoods • Spoilage of Dairy Products • Spoilage of Vegetables, Fruits and their Products • Spoilage of Cereal Products • Spoilage of Canned Foods • Spoilage of Frozen Foods • Indicators of Microbial Food Spoilage • Microbiological Testing of Food The book should prove to be an useful source of information for the students of food microbiology, food science and technology, food biotechnology, agriculture, horticulture, food and nutrition, hotel and catering management and other food-related courses. ..more


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Vistas in Floriculture
S. K. Bhattacharjee
Floriculture is a lucrative industry in many parts of the world. The advancement of scientific techniques in flower cultivation has given a tremendous impetus to the growth of this industry. India has yet to cash-in on the production, marketing and export potentials in this field. Both domestic market and export potentials are prodigious. Floriculture sector, all over the world is experiencing rapid changes. Growing of flowers and ornamental crops is a rapidly expanding dynamic global enterprise in to-day’s world. This publication is aimed to bring out an extensive and up-to-date knowledge on some prime topics of commercial floriculture where information are meagre. This book contains 19 chapters covering different aspects of flower trade, institutional contributions, genetic conservation, biofertilizers, patenting etc. The first 5 chapters deal with the trade in ornamental crops, production and marketing research. The next 5 chapters enumerate the role of NHB, APEDA, NABARD, Agri-Horticultural Society of India and Botanic Gardens in the development of floriculture. Chapter 11 discuss in depth the genetic conservation. Chapter 12 and 13 give an account of biofertilizers and mineral nutrition. Chapter 14 is entirely devoted on growth regulating chemicals. Chapter 15 give an insight and throw light on the lessor known potential new crops for the industry. Chapter 16 is exclusively based on pollen morphology. Chapter 17 and 18 are designed for extension strategy and career prospects in floriculture. Chapter 19 provide information on patenting of new ornamental varieties. It is hoped that the book will be useful to scientists, teachers, students, researchers, technologists, planners, amateurs, farmers, commerical flower growers and exporters. ..more


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Amenity Horticulture, Biotechnology and Post-Harvest Technology
S. K. Bhattacharjee
Floriculture helps in enriching the quality of life and development of our society through environmental improvement, and purposeful use of socially and ecologically responsive plants in our landscape. There is a global concern for environmental improvement such as reduction of pollution and noise, energy use minimisation, prevention of erosion and flood, biodiversity and nature conservation, therapeutic and economic benefits of our environment. It is well recognised that there is need to conserve biological diversity in both native and cultivated plant species. For genetic resource characterisation DNA marker polymerisation are advantageous. DNA finger printing techniques exhibit a great potential. Moreover, the application of biotechnology to the development of new varieties of flowers has been seriously considered. The genetic engineering technology has opened up possibilities for manipulation of flower senescence, colour pigments, plant height, flower shape, floral scent; and development of transgenic plants. Futhermore, the changing scenario in international trade in ornamental crops which provide unlimited export potentialities, demand perfection in post harvest technology to offer quality plant products to the people around the world, all the year round. This book is aimed to bring out an extensive and uptodate review on the above aspects for the benefit of readers. This book will be useful to the scientists, teachers, students, researchers, technologists, exporters, amateur and professional flower growers. ..more


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Post-Harvest Technology of Flowers and Ornamental Plants
S. K. Bhattacharjee
It is a comprehensive and up-to-date document on senescence, post-harvest physiology and technology of cut flowers and cut foliages, post-production management technology and physiology of potted ornamentals, post-harvest technology of loose flowers, plant species and varieties for export and their post-harvest quality of requirements, treatments employed for improving the longevity and quality of flowers, role of different groups of chemical in delaying then senescence of cut flowers, flower ornaments and arrangement, storage, grading, packaging, transport and marketing. There are fascinating chapters on factors affecting the post-harvest life and quality of cut flowers, post-harvest problems of cut flowers and foliage and their remedies. Interesting and elaborate chapters are also provided in this book on estimation of biochemical constituents, extraction of pigments, dyes and essential oils from ornamental plants. ..more


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Handbook of Aromatic Plants, 2nd Revised Edi.
S. K. Bhattacharjee
It covers nomenclature, description, distribution, cultivation, processing, physical and chemical properties and uses of more than four hundred genera and a large number of species, which would be of special interest to readers. Moreover, several interesting aspects on history, classification, production and export of essential oils, raw materials for perfumers, extraction of natural fragrance and perfumes, safety aspects of fragrance and flavour materials, uses of flavours and fragrances and suggestions for improvement of aromatic crop industry are discussed in this book. This will be an useful and handy reference book for aromatic plant collectors, perfumers, amateur and professional gardeners, food flavour and perfume industries, farmers, processing personnel, entrepreneurs, extension workers, exporters, student, teachers and scientists. ..more


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Advances in Ornamental Horticulture
S. K. Bhattacharjee
This set of six volumes is the first of its kind in ornamental horticulture covering multi- farious aspects. The contents were carefully chosen with much thought keeping in mind the frequent and rapid changes, which are occurring in this field. To stimulate the development of an enquiring mind, this book will be indispensable. The important and interesting subjects dealt with in this publication are on flowering shrubs, herbaceous perennials, bulbous ornamentals, aquatic plants, beautiful foliages, seasonal flowers, seed production, micropropagation, landscaping, protected cultivation under cover, post-harvest technology, bio- technology, crop protection, marketing and trade, organisational support, genetic conservation, biofertilisers, mineral nutrition, growth regulating chemicals, lesser-known potential new crops, pollen morphology, career prospects in floriculture and patenting of new varieties. Under each subject several topics are covered with up-to-date and comprehensive review. A large number of ornamental crops are dealt with in this publication with recent references. It will be very useful to scientists, teachers, researchers, students, floriculturists, commercial flower growers, landscape designers, perfumers, traders, industrialists, new entrepreneurs, technocrats and planners. CONTENTS Volume 1 : FLOWERING SHRUBS AND SEASONAL ORNAMENTALS 1. Development and Research on Ornamental Horticulture ; 2. Rose Breeding; 3. Greenhouse Cultivation of Rose; 4. Agrotechnology in Field Grown Roses; 5. Jasmine; 6. Crossandra 7. Barleria; 8. Hibiscus; 9. Bougainvillea; 10. Poinsettia; 11. Azalea Rhododendron); 12. Camellia; 13. Hydrangea; 14. Cassia ; 15. Callistemon; 16. Adenium; 17. Acalypha; 18. Allamanda; 19. Antirrhinum; 20. China ster; 21. Marigold; 22. Zinnia; 23. Gaillardia; 24. Gypsophila; 25. Sweet Sultan; 26. Corn Flower; 27. Helichrysum; 28. Gomphrena; 29. Statice; Index Volume 2 : HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS AND SHADE LOVING FOLIAGE PLANTS 1. Orchids; 2. Carnation; 3. Chrysanthemum; 4. Anthurium; 5. Gerbera; 6. Heliconia; 7. Bird of Paradise; 8. Solidago; 9. Primula; 10. Pelargonium; 11. Ornamental Plants with Attractive Foliages; Index Volume 3 : BULBOUS ORNAMENTALS AND AQUATIC PLANTS 1. Tulip; 2. Lilium; 3. Gladiolus; 4. Tuberose; 5. Alstroemeria; 6. Cyclamen; 7. Tuberous Begonias; 8. Dahlia; 9. Hemerocallis; 10. Hymenocallis; 11. Gloriosa; 12. Crinum; 13. Caladium; 14. Zantedeschia; 15. Canna; 16. Other Potential Bulbous Ornamentals of Commercial Importance; 17. Physiology of Ornamental Bulbous Crops; 18. Nelumbo; 19. Nymphaea; 20. Floriculturally Curious Under-Investigated Aquatic Plants; Index Volume 4 : ORNAMENTAL CROP PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY 1. Seed Production in Ornamental Crops; 2. F1 Hybrid Seed Production in Ornamental Crops; 3. Micropropagation of Ornamental Crops; 4. Micropropagation of Orchids; 5. Greenhouses and Glasshouses for Ornamental Crops Under Different Climatic Conditions; 6. Greenhouse Design; 7. Greenhouse Cladding Material, Shade Nets and Ventilation; 8. Economics of Polyhouse Cultivation of Cut Rose for Export; 9. Insect Pests of Ornamental Plants and their Management; 10. Diseases of Ornamental Plants and Their Management; 11. Nematode Diseases of Ornamentals and their Management; 12. Weed Management in Ornamental Crops; 13. Phytosanitary Requirements for Import/Export of Floriculture Products/Planting Material; Index Volume 5 : AMENITY HORTICULTURE, BIOTECHNOLOGY AND POST-HARVEST TECHNOLOGY 1. Bio-Aesthetic Planning; 2. Landscape Gardening; 3. Biodiversity Parks; 4. Ornamental Trees in the Landscape Enrich Quality of Life; 5. Computerised Database Preparation of Ornamental Plants and Their Use in Landscaping; 6. DNA Fingerprinting in Ornamental Crops; 7. Application of Biotechnology for Improvement of Ornamentals; 8. Physiological and Biochemical Basis of Flower Senescence; 9. Post-Harvest Handling of Cut Flowers and Loose flowers; 10. Post-Harvest Technology of Cut Foliages; 11. Drying of Attractive Plant Parts and Flowers; 12. Extraction Methods for the Production of Essential Oils from Flowers; 13. Aromatic Plants in Garden for Extraction of Essential Oils; 14. Dye-Yielding Plants-Extraction and Application; Index Volume 6 : VISTAS IN FLORICULTURE 1. Floriculture Worldwide Trade; 2. Production and Marketing Research on Traditional Flowers; 3. Marketing of Cut Flowers and Potted Plants in India; 4. Domestic Trade in Flowers and Potted Plants; 5. Flower Auctions in India and Abroad; 6. Role of National Horticulture Board in the Development of Indian Floriculture; 7. Role of APEDA in the Development of Indian Floriculture; 8. Role of NABARD in the Development of Indian Floriculture; 9. Role of Agri-Horticultural Society of India in the Development of Indian Floriculture; 10. Role of Botanic Gardens in the Development of Floriculture; 11. Genetic Conservation in Ornamental Plants; 12. Biofertilisers in Ornamental Crops; 13. Mineral Nutrition in Ornamental Crops; 14. Growth Regulating Chemicals in Ornamental Plants; 15. Lesser Known Potential New Crops for Floriculture Industry; 16. Pollen Morphotypes in Ornamental Plants; 17. Extension Strategy for Promoting Floriculture in India; 18. Career Prospects in Floriculture and Landscapingin India and Abroad; 19. Patenting of New Ornamental Varieties; Index ..more


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Production and Developmental Plant Physiology
K. K. BoraKaran SinghArvind Kumar
In spite of the tremendous progress made in food production at the global level, there is no reason to be complacent since the yields have plateaued. There are alarming pressures on natural resources such as soil, water, plants and animals. In some cases, these resources, otherwise gifts of nature, are being degraded to the extent of 'worry'. Further, there are wide gaps between the economic yield obtained at research farms and in the farmers' fields, both in developed and developing countries. To combat such problems, a realistic inter-disciplinary approach is a 'must'. The academic/research information contained in this book covers a wide range of aspects of applied and basic principles of the role of plant and crop physiology in solving the problems of agriculture and agriculture-based industries. It also highlights the expectations of environmentalists, horticulturists, foresters and industrialists from plant physiologists. The book will certainly be found useful by scientists, scholars, teachers, planners and administrators interested in disciplines like Botany, Agricultural Botany, Plant Breeding, Plant and Crop Physiology, Horticulture, Forestry and related industries. ..more


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Handbook of Wild Edible Plants
S. K. Sood
This invaluable treatise, the most comprehensive publication in the field so far unfolds wealth of information on the wild edible diversity comprising of 323 plant species belonging to 213 genera and 99 diverse families from the region of North-West Himalaya. The textural matter illustrated with beautiful colour photographs, 20 figures, 41 tables and 2 appendices, enhance the value of the book significantly. The information contained would be an invaluable asset for Students, Researchers, Teachers and Scientists in Traditional and Agricultural Universities, Plant Breeding, Economic Botany and Crop Improvement and Plant Genetic Resources Research Institutions, Mountain & Jungle Lovers, Hikers, Trekkers, Plant Explorers, Holiday Makers, Army Soldiers, ITBP, Border Security Forces and Commandos operating in inaccessible areas and laymen alike. It is, therefore hoped that this vital reference will be the definitive guide for our food security and alleviation of poverty and malnutrition. No institutional library should be without it. ..more


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Year Round Production of Orchids
Lakshman Chandra DeD.R. Singh
The orchids have taken a significant position in cut flower industry due to its attractiveness, long shelf life, high productivity, right season of bloom, easy in packing and transportation. Orchid accounts for a large share of global floriculture trade both as cut flowers and as potted plants and is estimated around 10% of international fresh cut flower trade. The Netherlands is the top most orchid exporting country (39.67%) followed by Thailand (28.41%), Taiwan (10%), Singapore (10%) and New Zealand (6%), respectively. Importing countries are mainly Japan (30%), UK (12%), Italy (10%), France (7%) and the USA (6%), respectively. The total orchid cut flower trade of the world mostly consists of 85% Dendrobium species and 15% Phalaenopsis and Cymbidium species and Asia is the main source of orchid to enter the world. In India, some of native genera like Cymbidium, Paphiopedilum, Vanda, Arachnis and Dendrobium are cultivated on a large scale for cut flower production. The Cymbidium is mainly grown in NEH Region, Sikkim, Darjeeling hills, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. Tropical orchids are cultivated in Kerala and some parts of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra. We should prefer those species which flower during winter and spring months to export flowers to temperate regions from December to May. The present book on ‘Year Round Production of Orchids’ containing 16 chapters which covers the wide aspects of orchids starting from classification, botanical description, importance and uses, commercially important species and hybrids for year round production, production of planting materials, selection of species and hybrids for year round flower production, nursery structures, climatic management, planting, Orchids for pot culture/hanging baskets/tree mounting, manuring and fertilization, aftercare, harvest and economics of cultivation, insect pests and diseases and schedule for year round production of orchids. It will be an useful handy reference book for amateur and professional orchid growers, small and big orchid farmers, orchid entrepreneurs, extension workers, exporters and students.  ..more


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Protected Cultivation of Ornamental Plants
L. C. De
With the increase demand of flowers, floriculture has become one of the important commercial trades in Indian Agriculture. Therefore, commercial floriculture has emerged as high–tech activity taking place under controlled environment inside greenhouses. Indian floriculture is now viewed as a high growth industry. The liberization of industrial and trade policies paved the way for development of export oriented floriculture. Floral industry is a highly dynamic industry. Products, varieties, the origin of production, production technologies, markets and retailing systems are all undergoing continuous change and challenging the adaptive capacity of the factors involved. In a slowly but steadily growing world market new developing country exporters are increasing market share at the expense of existing producers. These producers try to remain ahead by increasing productivity and through diversification and innovation. This book will make people aware of the potential of ornamental plants from all angles and to explore the possibilities to develop new vistas for floriculture based industries.The book is written with 21 independent chapters. Almost all the commercially important ornamental plants cultivated under protected condition in different parts of the world have found a place in this publication. In an introductory chapter on protected cultivation of horticultural crops including ornamental plants has been made to provide useful and complete information on scenario of domestic and international flower trade. Seven interesting chapters on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Conservation of Ornamental Plants, Physiology and Biochemistry of Ornamental Crops, Protected Structures and Tools, Growing Media and its Use on Ornamental Crops, IPM on Orchids and Raising of Flower Nursery under Protected Structures are discussed in useful way. Protected cultivation of rose, orchids, gerbera, chrysanthemum, carnation, bulbous ornamentals, indoor plants, anthurium, cacti and succulents, seasonal annuals, herbaceous perennials and medicinal plants are enumerated in detail. Chapter on Nutrient and Water Management of Ornamental Crops under Protected Cultivation adds value to the book. It may be humbly claimed that this is the first most comprehensive book of its kind on Protected Cultivation of Ornamental Plants. The book will be useful to teachers, students, scientists, nurserymen, landscape designers, planners, amateur and professional gardeners, florists and above all progressive flower growers. ..more


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Production Technology of Fruit and Vegetable Crops
S. Ramesh Kumar
This present book is a complete review of production technology of major fruit & vegetable crops dealt in invariably as a part of various course-curricula of Agri/Horti degree, diploma programmes across different Indian State Agriculture Universities. The book includes 21 chapters covering different fruits and vegetable crops. It deals with aspects of area and production, export, classification, soil and climatic factors, origin and distribution, species, nutritive value, soil, climate, varieties/hybrids/local varieties, propagation, planting, spacing, nutrient, water and weed management, cropping systems, training and pruning, use of plant growth regulators, maturity indices and harvest, yield, physiological disorders, post-harvest handling, pest and diseases, integrated pest and disease management, organic production, seed production, value addition and processing, good agricultural practices and protected cultivation of horitculture crops. The book is a good start especially for the beginner ones in the field of agriculture, horticulture undergraduate and diploma students. ..more


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Temperate Vegetables
Dr. V. PonnuswamiDr. N.A. Tamilselvi
The text book on Temperate Vegetables covers twenty nine chapters which includes Importance of temperate vegetables in human nutrition, environment influence on temperate vegetables, temperate vegetables based cropping system. It provides lucid picture on fundamental principals related to cropping systems, Organic farming in temperate vegetable crops, Assessment of maturity indices or harvest indices of temperate vegetables and Export standards for temperate vegetable. It also includes the cultivation aspects of temperate vegetables viz., soil, plant nutrient requirement, manures and fertilizers, water and irrigation, interculture, harvesting, yield and storage of temperate vegetables. Improved varieties and physiological defects of specific crops has also been mentioned. The information incorporated in this book will be helpful to the emerging buds to understand the basics of temperate vegetable production system. ..more


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Medicinal Plants and Traditional Practices
P. C. Trivedi
Study and usages regarding the curative properties of plants have been a part of Indian medicine and Indian plantlore and can be traced back to our great heritage of vedic literature, dating back from 2000 to 800 B.C. A range of formulations in our folk medicines provide matching, may be even better remedies. The modern system of medicines eroded the traditional healing system. The diversity of tribal Medicinal Plants in natural habitats need to be assessed to implement conservation strategies apart from the conventional in situ and ex situ approaches. The present bookMedicinal Plants and Traditional Practices” is a well documented comprehensive review of significant informations on Medicinal Plants. This volume contains 12 chapters covering information on Medicinal Plants with special reference to the Indian scenario. Book contain articles on : Herbal Medicines for Human Healthcare; Medicinal Uses of Some Tree Species; Important Medicinal Plants with Chemical Constituents; Plants and its Derivatives showing Anti HIV Activity; Fruits as a Natural Source of Antiageing Agents; Medicinal Uses of Family-Asteraceae in India; Non-Timber Forest Products of the Savaras of Andhra Pradesh; Assurance of Quality and top Quality Management in Medicinal Natural Essential Oils; Herbal Drugs Standardization : An Update; Biodiversity and Human Welfare; Medicinal Plants of Rajasthan State, India and Household Multipurpose Indian Medicinal Plants. This book provides adequate background and current information on Medicinal Plants. Book will be very useful for a variety of scholars, historians and practitioners of medicine, researchers in botany, phytochemistry and pharmacology and also phytogeographers and conservationist. ..more


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Hydroponics (Soilless Gardening)
B. L. Jana
The book ‘Hydroponics’ (Soilless Gardening) is a subset of hydroculture, and it is a method of growing crop plants (Vegetables, fruits and flowers, etc.) using mineral nutrient solutions in water without soil. Terrestrial plants may be grown with their roots in the mineral nutrient solution only, or in an inert medium such as perlite, gravel, sand, etc. It is the art and science of growing crops with balanced amounts of plant food in the form of fertilizing nutrients and water, instead of depending on the earth. There are many advantages over ordinary soil methods, i.e. higher yields, quicker growth, lower costs, no digging, weeding or hard work, and much saving of space (land), enabling householders and flat dwellers, people living in congested conditions, or those without enough space, or any fertile land to produce year-round supply of healthy vegetables, fruits & salads, beautiful flowers and decorative plants at little experience and without trouble with low expenses. The book is in ten chapters comprising of the subjects Meaning of Hydroponics, Early History, Advantages, Problems in India, Practical Developments, Advances in Technology; Origin, Techniques : Aeroponics, Static Solution Culture, Continuous-flow Solution Culture, Passive Sub-Irrigation, Ebb and Flow/Flood & Drain Sub-Irrigation, Deep Water Culture, Fogoponics, Systems & Methods, Ecology & Economics of Hydroponics; Substrates : Expanded Clay aggregates, Growstones, Coir, Rice husks, Perlite, Vermilite, Sandoponics/Sand Culture, Gravel, Wood fibre, Rock wool, Sheep wool, Brick shards, Nutrients solutions, Commercial Venture, Advancements; Current Usage, How Plants Grow, Differences from Soil; Simple Growing Units, Water supply, Setting up a Hydroponic Unit; Feeding Plants, Preparing Mixtures, Rate of Application; Sowing & General Care, Light-Air-Temperature-Cleaning, Care during Holidays Keeping Plants Healthy, Growing Flowers for the Home, The Art of Arrangement; Vegetables & Salads for the Kitchen, Recommended Crops, Rapid Growth & High Yields; Floriculture, and Using Methods/Cultures, etc. ..more


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Paudhshala Prabandh (Nursery Management)
Chandra Prakash Shukl
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Flowers and Fillers Production Technology
V. PonnuswamiS. Sowmeya
In recent days Floriculture has turned to a high profitable venture. The climatic conditions and rich diversity found under varying soil conditions in different elevation in this country offers great potential for floriculture. This book contains the improved production technology details on various loose flowers and Cut flowers and foliage and other filler crops. As stated by the APPEDA in India about 232.74thousand hectares area was under the cultivation in floricultural crops. Production of flowers are estimated to be 1.729 million tonnes loose flowers and 76.73 million tonnes of cut flowers in2012-13.this country has exported 22'485.21MT of flower produces to the worth of Rs.455.90 crores in 2013-14.This book containers the detailed information on all the commercial loose flowers ,cut flowers and filler crops that grows under open and green house cultivation. All the aspects from seed/planting to harvest and post harvest of the various flower crops were dealt in detail to suit the needs of Undergraduate, Post graduate students and teaching faculties. These chapters are well documented in line with ICAR, Recent Deans committee National syllabus so it could be better text book in Floriculture at National level and elsewhere also. Besides this it could be one of the best reference book for the researchers and stake holders involved in floriculture besides Horticultural Extension Officers in transfer of technology services to enlighten the flower growers and other stake holders. In recent days floriculture flourishes very nicely in to a profitable venture and huge earning is in limelight because of Flowers and produces export. The authors assures that the details available will of highly useful to all who have involves in Flower production, processing and export. ..more


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Ethnomedicinal Uses Of Plants
P. C. Trivedi
Considerable amount of knowledge on the traditional usages of plants is available with the primitive people who are considered as the repository of accumulated experience and knowledge of indigenous flora and fauna. Currently, traditional knowledge of Medicinal Plants has gained importance all over the World. According to the World Health Organization, 3.5 billion peoples in the developing world depend on plants for their primary health care needs. The present book “Ethnomedicinal Uses of Plants” contains 12 articles by eminent ethnobotanists of the country on different aspects of the subject. This book incorporates articles on—Study of Ethnobotany in India & Abroad; A Review on Indian Ethnobotany with diuretic and diaphoretic Properties; Ethnobotany; Exploring Fourth World Botany : A Case Study in the Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh; Ethnomedicobotanical information from the Mishing Tribe of Dibrugarh, Assam; Documentation on Therapeutic uses of Ethnobotany of Panchamahal; Ethnobotany of Dillenica indica from Brahmaputra Valley of Upper Assam; Ethnomedicinal value of some plant species of Caesalpiniaceae family; Ethnomedicinal Information from Dibrugarh District of Assam; Ethnoveterinary Practice in Sant-Rampur forest range of district Panchamahal; Gujarat and Ethnobotanical study of religious tree Aegle marmelos. In addition to this, information is also collected about plants identified as vedic ‘Soma’ which have added to the value of the book. This book provides excellent glimpses of the rich ethnobotanical heritage of India. This book will definitelly serve not only as an exellent reference material but also as a practical guide for folk healers, vaidyas, research workers and students in the field of Ethnobotany ..more


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Jaivik Kheti (Organic Farming)
Chandra Prakash Shukl
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Dry Flowers Technology : Dehydration of Flowers, Foliage and Floral Craft
Subodh Kumar Dutta
There is a growing awareness about the advantages of floriculture and the role of floriculture in poverty alleviation and employment generation is becoming increasingly important. Floriculture has become an integral part of economic security and emerged as an indispensable part of agriculture, offering a wide range of choices to farmers for crop diversification. Adoption of floriculture by small and marginal farmers has brought prosperity in many regions of the country. Aim and Objectives of Dry Flower Research of CSIR is to develop an eco-friendly technology package for dehydration of flowers and foliage and floral craft. The book contains chapters on various aspects of dry flowers covering holistic information on the subject. The book is a compilation of extensive research work carried out by CSIR scientists covering a wide range of topics. The chapters give precisely an account of the present day dry flower products of India and techniques standardized by CSIR-NBRI for dehydration of flowers and foliage and floral craft. Each chapter represents the state-of-art of research from the stand point of their utilization for the advancement in the art and science of dry flowers particularly in the Indian context. The book reports details of major activities on dehydration of flowers and foliage and floral craft conducted by CSIR with an end-to-end approach. Book highlights how CSIR has made effort to take the research from the laboratory to the society so that it can be applied at the grassroot level for the benefit of the human kind. The end-to-end approach developed at CSIR-NBRI is reflected in the book and there has been a successful transfer of technology from lab to society. Lack of correct information is one of the major constraints in the growth of dry flower industry. The book will provide valuable data and also be a reference material for future research activities in this area. The book has described how different simple techniques can be successfully utilized in dry flower trade for preparation of value added products. It provides an authoritative review account of many aspects of interest and progress in the field of dry flowers. The book covers a wide aspect of dehydration techniques both for seasonal ornamental and unutilized rural, road side and hilly area seasonal vegetations. The book is well prepared and contains a good amount of information on different methods for dehydration of flowers and foliage. The book deals with all the important and relevant aspects of dehydration of flowers and leaves. This book is the first of its kind in dry flowers covering multifarious aspects of concentrated research of CSIR for more than 50 years. ..more


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Transgenics in Horticulture
V. PonnuswamiJ. Aslin JoshiJ. Beslin JoshiR. Preethi
Transgenics in Horticulture provides a comprehensive account of the genetic manipulation of various horticultural crops like fruits, vegetables, flowers, spices, plantation crops, medicinal and aromatic plants for pest and disease resistance, stress tolerance and improvement of yield and quality. It is a compilation of the production of transgenic horticultural crops highlighting the key scientific and technical advances in their development. The text has been organized into eight chapters which includes an short introduction to the importance of transgenic horticultural crops followed by the advanced transformation studies carried out in various horticultural crops. Hopefully it will cater the needs of advanced undergraduates, post graduate students and other researchers in this area. ..more


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Ornamental Trees of India
R. K. Roy
Ornamental trees are extensively used for beautification of parks, gardens, avenues besides development of green belt and urban green space. This book contains scientific and practical information (in 16 chapters) on various aspects of ornamental trees viz. evolution and history, social and religious connection, classification and systematic position, conservation status and legal aspects, migration, identification and carbon dating besides nursery and plantation technique, care and maintenance. Moreover, useful growing tips and landscape use have also been provided. Descriptors of 300 ornamental trees (vernacular and botanical names, morphological and floral characters) have been provided in a scientific manner along with 334 coloured images. Over and above, garden enthusiasts and landscape professionals will find a comprehensive list of 850 ornamental trees useful for landscaping purpose. At present there is no book published in the recent years on ornamental trees of India containing this kind of useful information. As a whole, this book will serve as a handbook on ornamental trees. Students of horticulture, especially floriculture and landscaping including Ph.D. scholars will consult this as special reference book connected with their course curriculum. Nevertheless, professional horticulturists, landscape architects and amateurs garden lovers will find this book equally useful. ..more


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Herbal Medicine
S. K. SoodPoonam KumariRakesh ThakurSusheel K. BassiAnil Thakur
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Aaushdhiya avem Sugandhit Podhe : Upyog, Krishi Taknik avem Sujhav
Jai Shanker Mishra
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Sagandhiya avem Aaushdhiya Podhe
Chandra Prakash Shukl
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Unusual Folk Plants and Drugs of India
S. K. SoodRuchi ChandelSeema SharmaSuresh Kumar
This invaluable compendium is a vital reference source, providing the users with exhaustive details of 616 unusual folk plants and drugs of India belonging to 465 genera under 137 families for prevention and management of stings and bites in mankind and his livestock. Presented in a jargon-free style that makes the reading both interesting and absorbing and coupled with illustration of textural matter with many figures and photographs, this book is the only available reference work on the area. It is hoped that this work will prove a milestone in the advancement of knowledge on the subject and will certainly become a standard reference for many decades to students, researchers and teachers in ethnobotany, economic botany, medicine, pharmacology, biochemistry, biotechnology, plant genetic resources, etc. and laymen alike. The book’s main sections include: Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction: General Account, Current Status of Work on Herbal Antidotes, Enumeration; Herbal Antidotes for Stings and Bites; Epilogue, Literature Cited, Plates, Appendices (Total Number of Genera and Species of Herbal Antidotes Under Various Divisions of Plant Kingdom – Appendix I; Total Number of Genera and Species Under Various Families of Herbal Antidotes – Appendix II; Predominant Families of Herbal Antidotes – Appendix III; Predominant Genera of Stings and Bites – Appendix IV; Plant Parts Used for Treating Stings and Bites – Appendix V; Plant Parts Used for Treating Stings – Appendix VI; Plant Parts Used For Treating Bites – Appendix VII; Predominant Dicot Families with Relative Percentage – Appendix VIII; Predominant Monocot Families with Relative Percentage – Appendix IX; Plants Used for Stings – Appendix X; Plants Used for Bites – Appendix XI; Plants Used for Stings and Bites – Appendix XII; English Names – Appendix XIII; Hindi Names - Appendix XIV; Sanskrit Names - Appendix XV; Botanical Names -Appendix XVI). ..more


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Production of Seed and Planting Materials of Horticultural Crops
L.C. De
India is endowed with wide range of agro-climatic condition and it has good potential for growing a wide range of horticultural crops such as fruits, vegetables, potato, tropical tuber crops and mushrooms, ornamental crops; medicinal and aromatic plants, spices and plantation crops like coconut, cashew nut, cocoa, etc. The Government identified horticulture crops as a means of diversification for making agriculture more profitable through efficient land use, optimum utilization of natural resources and creating skilled employment for rural masses, especially women folk with the past efforts rewarding.Changes in food habit, increase in per capita income and quality life styles have accelerated the demand for diversified horticultural commodities. The single dominant factor which would contribute to rise in production of horticulture crop is availability of quality planting material of improved cultivars. Hi-tech nurseries mechanization is the need of the hour to facilitate various operations like pulverizing, mixing and sterilizing, growing media in pots or trays, filling seedling trays or pots for transplanting, seed sowing through precision techniques and irrigation through dripplers, micro-sprinklers etc. The present book is planned in 15 interesting chapters vividly highlighting various aspects covering basics of plant propagation, physiology of plant propagation, nursery management, growing media, nursery tools and structures, pollination and fertilization of fruit plants, asexual propagation of vegetable crops, seed viability, certification and storage, production of seeds and planting materials of 22 major fruit crops and 51 minor fruit crops; 24 major vegetable crops, 13 exotic vegetables and 41 underutilized vegetable crops; 19 commercial flowers, 17 annuals, 61 ornamental shrubs, 10 ornamental climbers, 31 herbaceous perennials, bulbous ornamentals, aquatic ornamentals, house plants, ornamental palms and bromeliads, cacti and succulents, lawn grasses; 7 plantation crops; 6 major spices, seed spices and 4 tree spices and 14 medicinal and aromatic plants. It may be humbly claimed that this is the most comprehensive book on production of seed and planting material of horticultural crops and will be useful to teachers, students, scientists, nurserymen, landscape designer, planners, amateurs and professional gardeners and above all farmers. ..more


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Gums and Resin Yielding Plants
Pratibha Bhatnagar
Gums and resins form an important group of non timber forest products. India is among the five large gum producing countries. Annual trade is in several thousand tonnes, Indonesia, India and China are among the world's biggest producer of gums and resins. The production of gum and resins is also a source of livelihood support to millions of people residing in forests besidees being a major source of employment. People living in semi-arid region depend on collection of gums and resins for cash income and livelihood. The book deals with important issues on conservation of natural gums and resins in their natural landscape and ex situ conservation, sustainable harvesting, processing, storage, value addition and marketing. Most of these gums and resins are collected from forests and are high value produce. India is an important exporter of gum karaya, guar gum, lac and psyllium. A number of other gums like Gum Ghatti, Guggal gum, Salai gum, Oleo resin, Butea gum etc are also collected from forests. This book has a collection of papers on these gums giving scientific insights about production, harvesting, post harvest care and marketing ..more


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Fruit Production Technology
Amar SinghAnand Kumar
Fruit Production Technology documents the exciting developments in the field and makes accessible to the reader a comprehensive and coherent coverage of the basic needs of orchard management with the principles and techniques of plant regeneration, care, preservation of fruit. The principles underlying the advances made in fruit production have been analysed in thirteen chapters before discussing the special problem of each fruit crop separately and fully. The know-how of the problems of fruit production is invaluable to pomologists, extension workers, educated farmers and those interested in fruits in any manner whatsoever. Here is a blending of science and art of fruit growing for better and consistent production with its major achievements stated as simple factors and established principles in plain straightforward manner. Any one who gardens and wants to know more about the control of plants functions will find the book useful. The book discusses the complexities of metabolic control that the plant exercises with changes in external environment, supply of nutrient, shift in hormonal balance or C/N ratio, etc. in behaviour of fruiting plants. The treatment of the problems of fruit production is complete and up-to-date in all respects. It is hoped that the book fulfills the needs of a number of horticultural courses of Universities besides serving as practical pomology manual for all occasions. The Contents include : · The Approach · The Plant · Ecological preferences of fruit crops and environmental control of plant growth · Establishing an orchard · Soil management · Elemental role and needs · Propagation principles and technology · Basic cultural practices · Training and pruning of fruit trees · Stock-scion relationship and incompatability · Growth substances in fruit production · Problems of fruit formation, growth, maturity and ripening · Picking, storage and preservation of fruits · Aonla · Avocado · Banana · Ber · Breadfruit · Chiku · Citrus · Custard Apple · Date-Palm · Fig · Grape · Guava · Jackfruit · Jamun · Karonda · Litchi · Loquat · Mahua · Mango · Mangosteen · Mulberry · Papaya · Passion Fruit · Phalsa · Pineapple · Pomegranate · Apple · Apricot · Cherry · Japanese Persimmon · Peach · Pear · Plum · Strawberry · Almond · Cashew-nut · Hazel-nut · Pecan-nut · Walnut · Glossary · Select References · Appendices · Index ..more


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Flowering Garden Trees
B. Chowdhury
All flowering garden trees are man’s friend in survival, giving him food, fuel, shelter and herbal medicine from the days beyond the dawn of civilization. The need for more and more land for food, dwelling houses, and for food, compounded with the fast growing industrialization coupled with the nuclear adventure, etc. is almost taking a heavy toll of the plant life. We have to abolish the global menance of environment pollution by planting much-needed afforestation, growing as many plants as possible whether ornamental or economical in our home gardens, in parks and public gardens, and in the wastelands, roadsides, river and pond banks alongwith sea shores to restore the environment’s eco-balance to save the mankind in this planet. The authors have prompted to write this book ‘Flowering Garden Trees’ of 456 nos of species of various genus to be grown in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the country based on great response and the influence of chimatic conditions on growth and flowering well to wide range climatic variations with bright sunshine even in tropical and sub-tropical regions. The book has been written in 9 chapters as skated in the contents viz. Introduction of Graden Plants & Trees, Naming & Identifying the Garden Plants/Trees, Importance of Garden Plants, Role of Garden Plants & Trees on Environment and Pollution Control, Ecological Adaptation of Plants and Trees, Planting & Field Management of Garden Trees, Gardening for Human Resource Development, Ancestors of Trees & Plants in the Ages of Purans, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, Description of 456 nos of Garden Trees with some colour plates of the same. Attempts have been made to provide useful and practical information for growing a wide range of tropical flowering garden trees alongwith their morphological characters, growth habit and other techniques. ..more


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Seeds, Bioregulants and Applied Plant Biotechnology
K. K.BoraKaran SinghArvind Kumar
The objective to the background of this publication has been to follow an equilibrated and realistically inter-disciplinary approach for enhancing productivity with sustainability. Hence, research papers and review articles have focused on certain vital aspects relating to productivity of crops and plants. Scientific information on practical aspects of osmoconditioning, thermoconditioning and invigoration of seeds for enhancing seed yield and quality have been documented alongwith dry permeation technique. Seed biological, phytohormonological and biotechnological aspects of crops like wheat, pea and other pulses, oilseed crops like groundnut and mustard, fruits, vegetables, medicinal plants, ornamental plants, spices, MPT (multi-purpose trees) like neem are the subjects of some research papers and review articles. Emphasis on micropropagational biotechnology has been given to obtain virus-free seedlings of few plants. Scientists, teachers, scholars, scientific managers, planners and administrators who have their interests in botanical, forestal, environmental, biotechnological, seed physiological, seed pathological, horticultural aspects shall certainly be benefitted by the scientific information contained in this book. ..more


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Advanced Commercial Floriculture, in 2 Vols. 2nd Edition
S. K. BhattachajreeL.C. De
The set Advanced Commercial Floriculture in 2 volumes has been organised in such a way that it will be useful to everyone interested in the world of plants, particularly that increasing number of people who are concerned with commercial floriculture of today. This book will make people aware of the potential of ornamental plants from all angles and help in exploring the possibilities to develop new vistas for floriculture-based industries. Almost all commercially important plants cultivated in different parts of the world have found a place in this publication. There are 11 interesting and informative introductory chapters on Floriculture Industry, Soil and Climate, Manures and Fertilisers, Plant Propagation, Nursery Plant Production, Seed Production, Green Houses, Essential Oils of Ornamental Plants, Ornamental Plant Products, Dried Flowers and Post-Harvest Management. Production technology of cut flowers and loose flowers involving 21 most important flower crops are discussed in depth. There are 6 exhaustive chapters on different groups of plants like Annual Crops, Herbaceous Perennials, Flowering Shrubs, House Plants, Aquatic Plants and Bulbous Ornamentals. In this 2nd Revised and Enlarged Edition 8 new chapters on Ornamental Cacti and other Succulents, Bonsai, Flowers and Ornamental Plants for Landscaping, Production of Quality Seeds and Planting Materials in Ornamental Plants, Biotechnological Applications in Ornamental Plants, Value Addition in Flower Crops, Intellectual Property Rights Issues in Ornamental Plants, and Lesser Known Potential New Ornamental Plants are included with 62 new colour plates. The book will be an useful and handy reference book for amateur and professional ornamental plant growers, small and big flower farmers, hi-tech floriculture entrepreneurs, perfumers, landscape designers, extension workers, policy makers, exporters, students, teachers and scientists. ..more


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Stress and Environmental Plant Physiology
K. K.BoraKaran SinghArvind Kumar
In the present era of serious threats being experienced by variable biological processes involved in regulating the primary productivity of all kinds of ecosystems, it is imperative to have a deep understanding of the mechanisms underlying plant responses to environmental stress. At the same time, we are bound to give serious thought to the development of methodologies for enhancing primary productivity under such environmental stresses. The present publication is, therefore, designed to cater to the needs of all those who are interested in the above-mentioned ventures. It embodies scientific information of practical utility on crop improvement under drought, salinity, temperature extremes and environmental pollution. Evaluation and conservation of biodiversity of vegetable and fruit crops have also been included. We are confident that this book shall be quite useful for scientists, scholars and teachers belonging to the disciplines of Botany, Agricultural Botany, Forest Sciences, Horticulture, Soil Science, Environmental Sciences, Plant Breeding, Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology and Seed Science and Technology. ..more

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