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Seabuckthorn: Modern Cultivation Technologies

Virendra Singh (Author)

Seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L) is a multipurpose nitrogen fixing deciduous plant of cold regions of Indian Himalayas, China, Central Asia, Russia and Europe. Fruit and leaves of seabuckthorn are very rich in variety of vitamins, carotenoids, flavonoids and sterols etc, which have potential in health food, cosmetic and drug industries. Seabuckthorn is also an excellent fuel wood, fooder and soil binder. The present book on "Seabuckthorn: Modern Cultivation Technologies" has been written by world renowned experts on seabuckthorn. The book has eighteen chapters on various aspects of seabuckthorn cultivation: Introduction, Plant characteristics, Biochemical changes during fruit ripening, Utilization in health industries, Fodder and Feed, Fuel Wood, Environmental conservation, Climatic requirements, Global distribution, Taxonomy, Breeding strategies, Propagation, Field development, Plantation methods, Management practices, Harvesting of fruit and Post harvest handling. This book will be a very useful edition in commercial cultivation of seabuckthorn and mainly meant for growers, students and scientists in particular.

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About the author

Virendra Singh

Dr. Virendra singh, a renowed seabuckthron scientist, is well-known for his valuable contribution in the development of science of seabuckthorn in India. He has been working on seabuckthorn since 1993 and has traveled widely in remote Indian Himalayas and worked on various aspects like genetic diversity & improvement, introduction of exotic forms, propagation, cultivation and management of seabuckthorn. He is also instrumental in initiating the research on clinical and experimental studies and processing of various health products in his university and other institutions. Presently, he is involved in a number of multi-institutional research projects on seabuckthorn and has developed collaboration with other countries. He has contributed several papers on seabuckthorn in reputed international and national journals. He has also edited three books on seabuckthorn in association with several international experts. Dr. Virendra Singh has been elected Coordinator (South Asia) of International Centre for Research & Training on Seabuckthron, Beijing. He was also assigned the responsibility with three other experts, for writing the Constitution of International Seabuckthorn Association, of which, he was appointed founding member of Board of Directors. In order to enhance international collaboration and sensitize the Indian scientists, policy-makers and private companies, Dr. Singh, along with his team, organized the 6th International Workshop on Seabuckthorn in February 2001, at New Delhi. Dr. Singh has been elected Secretary of the Indian Seabuckthorn Association.

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Bibliographic information

Title Seabuckthorn: Modern Cultivation Technologies
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.07.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170355214, 9788170355212
length x+155p., Plates; Figures; Tables; Index; 23cm.