Horticulture Crops [Part 1]

July 17, 2012
By Krishiworld
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TROPICAL AND SUB-TROPICAL FRUITS Banana. Banana (Musa paradisiaca L.) occupies over 1,64,000 hectares, mainly in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar. Though some inferior types of banana are found growing as far north as the Himalayas, its commercial importance is mainly limited to the more tropical conditions,...

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Condiments & Spices [Part 1]

July 17, 2012
By Krishiworld
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VARIED are the uses to which spices have been put from time immemorial. They are used as additives and for the propitiation of the gods. They also stimulate digestion on account of their carminative properties. Most of the spices find place in various medicines. There are about 35 spices and condiments which can be...

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Medicinal Plants [Part 4]

July 13, 2012
By Krishiworld
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OPIUM POPPY (papaver somniferum Linn). Poppy is a native of the western Mediterranean region,introduced into India in the early sixteenth century. India produces about 70 per cent of the world’s production and 90 per cent of it is exported annually. The crop can be grown under a licence issued by the Excise Department and,...

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Field Crops [Part 2]

July 13, 2012
By Krishiworld
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Throughout India, only spring wheats are grown, although they are raised in winter. In the southern hills of Tamil Nadu, two crops of wheat are raised in a year. The first crop is taken between October-April and the second crop in May-September. The annual rainfall in all the wheat growing zones ranges from 12.5...

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Field Crops [Part 1]

July 11, 2012
By Krishiworld
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CLIMATE. The Indo-Gangetic plains form the most important wheat area. The cool winters and the hot summers are very conducive to a good crop of wheat. Based on agroclimatic conditions, the country is broadly divided into five wheat zones. These are as follows: (i) The North- Western Plains Zone consisting of the plains of...

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Medicinal Plants [Part 3]

July 11, 2012
By Krishiworld
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ISABGOL (plantago ovata Forks.). It is an annual stem-less herb, a native of Persia, now grows as a cash crop on about 16,000 ha in the Mehsana, Palampur and Banaskantha districts of Northern Gujrat, India is the largest producer of isabgol and exports seed and huskworth Rs 25 million annually. The husk is the...

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