The Agronomy and Economy of Turmeric and Ginger, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 012394824X
  • ISBN-13: 9780123948243
  • DDC: 615.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 544 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Turmeric: Origin and History.
1: The Botany of Turmeric.
2: Genetics of Turmeric.
3: The Chemistry of Turmeric.
4: The Biotechnology of Turmeric.
5: The Agronomy of Turmeric.
6: Nutrition and Nutrient Management in Turmeric.
7: Turmeric Entomology.
8: Turmeric Nematology.
9: Diseases of Turmeric.
10: Harvesting and Postharvest Management of Turmeric.
11: Neutraceutical Properties of Turmeric.
12: The Ornamental Curcuma.
13: Turmeric in Ayurveda.
14: The Agronomy and Economy of Ginger.
15: The Chemistry of Ginger.
16: Ginger Physiology.
17: Cropping Zones and Production Technology.
18: The Biotechnology of Ginger.
19: Ginger Nutrition.
20: The Diseases of Ginger.
21: The Insect Pests of Ginger and Their Control.
22: The Postharvest and Industrial Processing of Ginger.
23: Production, Marketing, and Economics of Ginger.
24: Pharmacology and Nutraceutical Uses of Ginger.
25: Ginger as a Spice and Flavorant.
26: Additional Economically Important Ginger Species.