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Modern Coconut Management: Palm Cultivation and Products

Handbook / Manual

By: Johan G Ohler(Author)

478 pages, 20 plates with 80 colour photos; 41 b/w illustrations, 117 tables

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #103339 | ISBN: 185339467X
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About this book

This text is aimed at guiding those who work with small-scale farmers and farmer groups through the complex area of coconut management. It should also be of value to the many processors and other people whose livelihoods depend on coconuts. The emphasis is on the need for training and education of coconut smallholders in how to become good managers, using appropriate techniques and materials. Modern Coconut Management combines information that exists in this areas with new research in diseases and pests, and breeding techniques to improve crop performance. It also deals with coconut based farming systems in which many aspects of the combination of coconuts with other crops and/or animals are discussed. Equally important are processing techniques which are vital to the survival of the coconut industry. There is a sectoin of Modern Coconut Management devoted to post-harvest treatment, processing and research where the many new developments in the processing of coconut products are discussed.


Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
PREFACE
FOREWORD
INTRODUCTION

PART I - THE COCONUT PALM AND ITS ENVIRONMENT
1. Historical Background by J.G. Ohler
2. The Coconut Palm by J.G. Ohler
3. Climate and Soils by J.G. Ohler
4. Disorders by J.G. Ohler
5. Diseases by J.G. Ohler
6. Vertebrate Pests by J.G. Ohler
7. The Insect Pests of Coconut by D. Mariau

PART II- PLANTING MATERIAL AND PLANTATION MANAGEMENT
8. Selection and Breeding by R. Bourdeix
9. Cultural Practices by J.G. Ohler

Part III - COCONUT-BASED FARMING SYSTEMS
10. General Aspects by J.G. Ohler
11. The Smallholder and Coconut-based Farming Systems by S.G. Reynolds
12. Coconut-based Farming Systems in the Pacific by F. Opio
13. Coconut-based Cropping Systems in India and Sri Lanka by P.K. Das
14. Pastures and Livestock under Coconut by S.G. Reynolds

PART IV - POST-HARVEST TREATMENT, PROCESSING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
15. Post-harvest Treatment by J.G. Ohler
16. Coconut Processing by T.K.G. Ranasinghe
17. Research and Development by J.G. Ohler

APPENDIX I
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX


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