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Underutilized and Underexploited Horticultural Crops (Volume V)

K.V. Peter (Author)
Synopsis Looking for ‘future food crops’ is a matter of urgency and priority for nutritional security and to comply with The UN Millennium Development Goad (MDG). Climate change leading to global warming, sea water rise and glacial melting are bringing down productivity of conventional crops and price of essential commodities escalating. The present 5th volume of  “Underutilized and Underexploited Horticultural Crops” deals with uncommon plants having possibilities of use as vegetables and tubers, fruits, ornamentals and medicinal plants. The entire publication is divided into 4 exhaustive and fully illustrated parts covering valuable information from countries like Kenya, Nigeria, USA, South Africa and India. Part 1. Vegetables and Tubers.; Part 2. Fruits.; Part 3. Ornamental Plants.; Part 4. Medicinal Plants.
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About the author

K.V. Peter

Prof. K.V. Peter , Ph.D, is Former VC of KAU in Trichur, India and Coordinator of the Department of Biotechnology (GOI) funded projects on plantation crops and spices. Prof. Peter is a horticulturist, a plant breeder and an acknowledged research manager. He is the former Director for the Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut (ICAR) and former Professor and Director of Research, KAU. Professor Peter is the editor of seven books and author or co-author of thirteen books/bulletins and 132 research papers. The ICAR conferred on Prof. Peter the Rafi Ahamed Kidwai Prize, the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences awarded the Recognition Award 1999 for contributions to crop improvement, and the University of Agricultural Sciences conferred the M.H. Marygowda Award for being the Best Horticultural Scientist. Prof. Peter is the Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Title Underutilized and Underexploited Horticultural Crops (Volume V)
Author K.V. Peter
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789380235288
length xxiv+474p., Figures; Tables; Col. Plates; 25cm.