The Agronomy and Economy of Turmeric and Ginger: The Invaluable Medicinal Spice Crops

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Newnes, Feb 20, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 544 pages

Turmeric has been used as a medicine, a condiment, and a dye since at least 600 B.C., while ginger has been used extensively throughout history for its medicinal purposes. The Agronomy and Economy of Turmeric and Ginger brings these two important plants together in one reference book, explaining their history, production techniques, and nutritional and medicinal properties in detail.

This book is intuitively organized by plant and use, allowing quick access to information. It puts the uniquely Indian use and history of turmeric and ginger plants into a global context of production and economic aspects. It explores the plants from a botanical perspective, and goes into details of their chemical composition as well. Rounding out the book are chapters on disease and pest control issues.

The book is a valuable resource for those involved in the production and marketing of these plants, as well as those looking for more information on the medicinal and nutritional properties of turmeric and ginger.

  • The first book to bring together extensive information about turmeric and ginger
  • Incorporates medicinal, nutritional and agricultural aspects of the two plants
  • Offers a global perspective
 

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Contents

Origin and History
1
2 The Botany of Turmeric
7
3 Genetics of Turmeric
33
4 The Chemistry of Turmeric
47
5 The Biotechnology of Turmeric
61
6 The Agronomy of Turmeric
79
7 Nutrition and Nutrient Management in Turmeric
97
8 Turmeric Entomology
115
15 The Agronomy and Economy of Ginger
225
16 The Chemistry of Ginger
293
17 Ginger Physiology
339
18 Cropping Zones and Production Technology
347
19 The Biotechnology of Ginger
375
20 Ginger Nutrition
401
21 The Diseases of Ginger
409
22 The Insect Pests of Ginger and Their Control
427

9 Turmeric Nematology
133
10 Diseases of Turmeric
139
11 Harvesting and Postharvest Management of Turmeric
159
12 Neutraceutical Properties of Turmeric
179
13 The Ornamental Curcuma
205
14 Turmeric in Ayurveda
217
23 The Postharvest and Industrial Processing of Ginger
433
24 Production Marketing and Economics of Ginger
453
25 Pharmacology and Nutraceutical Uses of Ginger
477
26 Ginger as a Spice and Flavorant
497
27 Additional Economically Important Ginger Species
511
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