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Spice crops.

Book cover for Spice crops.


This book (intended for growers, agronomists, research and extension workers, and specialists working in a range of industries) concerns the profitable production of spice crops at all levels of management. The chapters include world production and trade; the Cruciferae [Brassicaceae], Lauraceae, Leguminosae [Fabaceae], Myristicaceae, Myrtaceae, Orchidaceae, Piperaceae, Solanaceae, Umbelliferae [Apiaceae], Zingiberaceae, and minor spices. Information is provided on various aspects including the botany and ecology of the spice plants, soils and fertilizers, cultivation, weed control, irrigation, pests, diseases, harvesting, processing, distillation, storage and transport, products and specifications, medicinal uses.