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Papaya: Biology, Cultivation, Production and Uses

  • Provides a solid review of current knowledge of papaya biology, production and uses
  • Includes a 16-page color insert that illustrates the research
  • Discusses uses of papain, papaya products, nutrients, and anti-nutrients produced and used for disease management
  • Presents a compilation of research for plant biotechnologist, breeder and a horticulturalist

By: Parmeshwar Lal Saran (Author), Ishwar Singh Solanki (Author), Ravish Choudhary (Author)

286 pages, 16 plates with colour photos; 83 b/w illustrations, 21 tables

Productivity Press

Hardback | Sep 2015 | #229603 | ISBN-13: 9781498735605
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About this book

With coverage that ranges from basic information to advanced research, Papaya: Biology, Cultivation, Production and Uses pulls together the vast literature scattered over various sources into one practical resource. Papaya: Biology, Cultivation, Production and Uses provides a solid review of papaya biology, production, and uses supported by color photographs and illustrations. It covers papaya cultivation, botany, genetics, medicinal uses, unfruitfulness, plant protection, and physiological disorders for the first time in considerable detail.

This textcomprises advanced information on agronomy, breeding, seed production technology, scientific crop management issues, and protected cultivation. It discusses papain, papaya products, source of drugs, important nutrients, anti-nutrients, and other commercial compounds produced and used for disease management. Additional background material on the production, processing, uses of papaya, considerations to be taken into account when assessing new varieties of papaya and constituents to be analyzed related to food and feed.

Papaya is one of the most nutritious and medicinally important fruits of the tropical region. Scientific papaya cultivation and efficient use of resources hold the real key to providing fresh papaya produce and livelihood security to the masses of developing countries. Thus, the academic and practical knowledge about papaya production is essential to helping you formulate management practices for sustainable agricultural development.


- Preface
- Introduction and Uses
- Botany and Improvement
- Climate and Soil
- Cultural Practices
- Propagation and Layout
- Nutrition
- Irrigation
- Flowering, Fruiting and Harvesting
- Seed Production
- Papain
- Pests
- Diseases
- Physiological Disorders
- Unfruitfulness
- Economics and Marketing
- Papaya as Medicaments
- Protected Cultivation
- Descriptors

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Dr. P. L. Saran holds Master degree in horticulture with gold medal from the Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner (Rajasthan) during 2002 and obtained Ph.D. degree in Fruit Science from CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar (Haryana) in 2005. He has held junior research officer (Horticulture) position at G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pant Nagar from December, 2006 and since March 2012, working as Senior Scientist (Horticulture) at Indian Agricultural Research Institute Regional Station, Pusa, Samastipur (Bihar). Dr. Saran bestowed with Young Scientist Fellowship Award during 2014-15 from the Department of Science and Technology, Science & Engineering Research Board, Government of India, New Delhi. He has authored more than 45 research publications in horticulture field.

Dr. I. S. Solanki holds Ph.D. degree in (Genetics) Plant Breeding from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi during 1991. He has held Assistant Scientist, Scientist and Senior Scientist (Fruit Breeding) positions at CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India from September, 1980. Currently, he is working as Head, Indian Agricultural Research Institute Regional Station, Pusa, Samastipur (Bihar) since Feburary, 2009. Dr. Solanki bestowed with Best Teacher Award, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Rashtriya Gaurav Award, IIFS, New Delhi, Fellow of ISG & PB, New Delhi, ISPRD, IIPR, Kanpur and CHAI, New Delhi. He has released fourteen varieties and registered four germplasm lines in agricultural crops, and authored more than 100 research publications in relevant field.

Dr. R. Choudhary holds Master degree in Biotechnology during 2008 and obtained Ph.D. degree in Science from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur in 2012. Currently, he is working as Technical Assistant at Indian Agricultural Research Institute Regional Station, Pusa, Samastipur (Bihar). Dr. Choudhary has authored more than 25 research publications in relevant field.

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