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About this book
About this book
Presents harvest and post-harvest mechanization methods for the profitable production of market-ready medicinal crops. This practical handbook includes photos, detailed figures, and schematic drawings of machines that will help bring existing design ideas to life and inspire new ones for use in harvesting and primary processing. The book also includes general information on medicinal and aromatic plants, current production trends, and "how-to" instructions for improving the production process.
About the Editors Contributors Preface Chapter 1. Introduction (Serdar ztekin and Milan Martinov) Characteristics of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Production Mechanization of MAP Production Chapter 2. Harvesting (Milan Martinov and Miodrag Konstantinovic) Introduction Manual and Semimechanized Harvesting Mechanized Harvesting Transport Chapter 3. Drying (Milan Martinov, Serdar ztekin, and Joachim M ller) Introduction Hot Air Drying Parameters Hot Air Dryers Implementation of Renewable Energy Sources Chapter 4. Mechanical Processing (Milan Martinov and Miodrag Konstantinovic) Introduction Predrying Processes Postdrying Processes Chapter 5. Extraction (Yurtsever Soysal and Serdar ztekin) Introduction Conventional Extraction Techniques New Extraction Techniques Chapter 6. Industrial Utilization (Yurtsever Soysal and Serdar ztekin) Introduction Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Purposes Food and Food Ingredients Herbal Tea Cosmetics, Perfumery, and Aromatherapy Pest and Disease Control Nonconventional Uses Chapter 7. Decision Making (Sait M. Say) Introduction Decision-Making Procedures Factors for New Enterprise Decision Financial Analysis Software for Decision Making Appendix. User-Friendly Software for Decision Making: FANE v. 1.0 Start Screen New Project Screen (Data Entry Screen) General Screen Investment Inputs Screen Seasonal Inputs Screen Revenue/s Screen Decision Parameters Screen Results Screen Index Reference Notes Included