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Spice Crops in 2 Vols
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Parthsarathy, V A, A L Bhat and Utpala Parthasarathy
780 pages, illustrated with color plates
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Weight :  1696 gms
Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  25 cm
Width :  18 cm
Imprint :  Today & Tomorrows Printers and Publishers
Year :  2008
 

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ISBN: 9788170194460
Status: In Stock 
Price: Rs 6995.00  

India is the land of spices. The flavour and fragrance of Indian spices had a magic spell in human civilization and culture since very ancient days. The lure for spices attracted the Greeks, Turks, Arabs, Romans, Chinese and Europeans to India, ultimately leasing to colonial rule. The spices trading history is thus entwined with world history itself. Annals of history reveal the importance of Indian spices growing at a magnificent pace across the nations. Indian spices have carved out a niche of its own in the spices world, over the years. India has the richest knowledge in cultivation of spices and the Indian Institute Spices Research at Calicut under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research is the World’s leading institute on spices.
India is the largest spice producer and consumer of spices. The USA, Europe, Australia, Japan, the Middle East and Oceanic countries are the major importers of Indian spices. There are more than 100 spices listed by ISO. India is also endowed with strong research base on spices. The world trade of spices is estimated to be around 4.5 million tones valued at USS 1,500 million. India alone contributes to over 45% of the world demand. Considering the importance, the present attempts is exhaustively review the work done on these crops in 4 volumes as below:

Dr. V.A. Parthasarthy, Ph.D. a renowned and well-known horticulturist cum biotechnologist of repute is the Director of Indian Institute of Spices Research (ICAR), Calicut from 2002. He is a recipient of ICAR Team Award in Horticulture (as leader) during 2002 and is widely traveled. He has more than 30 years of research experience in horticulture/plantation corps like citrus, vegetables, gerbera, gladiolus, coconut and spices. An expert in biotechnology and breeding of horticulture crops, he has published over 170 research articles in refereed journals, edited 15 books and contributed about 40 chapters and invited reviews. He also guided many Ph.D. students. He is member of many committees.
Dr. Ishwara Bhatt, Ph.D. is and eminent plant pathologist working on spices. His specialization is virology and development of diagnostics. He has published a large number of papers in spices and contributed many chapters. He has been invited to deliver lectures in various for a.
Dr. Utpala Parthsarathy, Ph.D. has 23 years of experience on horticultural corps. She has specialized in the use of biotechnology and GIS tools in horticulture. She has published a large number of research papers and contributed chapters in various books. She has used the remote sensing and GIS for various studies in spices and plantation crops.

   

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