Presents a thorough overview of several aspects of production and economy of two medicinal plants, turmeric and ginger.
1: Historical Perspectives, Origin and History, Area and Production and Global Scenario 2.Genetics of Turmeric, Conservation and Management of Genetic Resources, Protection of Plant Varieties 3.The Botany of Turmeric, Origin and Distribution, Taxonomy , Morphology and Cytology, Turmeric Improvement, through Mutation and Hybridization 4: The Chemistry of Turmeric: Turmeric Oil, Turmeric Oleoresin, Volatiles, Microencapsulation, Turmeric Turmerones, Curcuminoids, Biosynthesis of Curcuminoids 5: The biotechnology of Turmeric 6: Agronomy of Turmeric: Soil and climate, Propagation, Planting, Cropping system, Harvesting, Storage of seed rhizome 7: Nutrition and Nutrient management in Turmeric: Soil tests and nutrient availability, nutrient requirement and uptake, inorganic fertilization, organics, Biofertilizers, Role of Growth regulators 8: Turmeric Entomlogy: The chapter deals with insect pests and their control in turmeric production 9: Turmeric Nematology: The chapter discusses various nematodes which attack turmeric and their control measures 10: Major diseases of Turmeric 11: Post Harvest Management 12: Nutraceutical Properties of Turmeric 13: Ornamental Curcuma 14: Turmeric in Ayurveda
"This volume examines the spice crops of turmeric and ginger. It delves into the origin, history, botany, genetics, chemistry, biotechnology, agronomy, nutrition and nutrient management, entomology, nematology, diseases, harvesting and postharvest management, and nutraceutical properties."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013