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Advances in Jute Agronomy, Processing and Marketing

by Buddhadeb Bhattacharya

Publisher: PHI Learning

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This well-written book is a complete guide on jute crop production. It provides an in-depth knowledge about jute cultivation including all the recent developments in this area. Organized in 20 chapters, the book begins with the origin and history of jute crop. It then discusses the different climate and soil conditions suitable for this crop. After describing the growth and development of different varieties of jute, the book elaborately explains the sowing methods. It then analyses the nutrient and water requirement and management for jute crop. Weed and insect pest management in jute fields have also been dealt with. The book discusses the modern concept of jute retting and economics of jute production. The post-harvest processing and marketing of raw jute have been covered in detail. The book also discusses the various quality criteria and grading of jute crop. Finally, it ends with a discussion on jute seed production and certification. In a nutshell, the book deals with all the processes involved in the cultivation of jute crop, the extraction of the fibre and the transformation of the fibre into useful commodities. Primarily intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of agriculture science, the book would also be highly useful to the research scholars and farming community who are interested to study the jute plant in detail. Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Origin and History 3. Area, Production and Productivity 4. Climate and Soil 5. Growth and Development of Jute 6. Varietal Development 7. Seeds and Sowing 8. Nutrients Requirement and Fertilizer Management 9. Water Requirement and Irrigation Management 10. Jute-based Cropping Systems under Rainfed and Irrigated Conditions 11. Weed Management in Jute Fields 12. Recent Development in Jute Pathology 13. Insect Pest Management 14. Harvesting and Post-harvesting Handling 15. Modern Concept of Jute Retting 16. Economics of Jute Cultivation 17. Quality Criteria and Importance of Fibre Quality 18. Grading of Jute 19. Marketing of Raw Jute 20. Jute Seed Production and Certification References • Index

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Advances in Jute Agronomy, Processing and Marketing
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Buddhadeb Bhattacharya
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