Black pepper is one of the most important spice crops of India. It is produced mainly in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu of Southern India. Organic cultivation focuses basically on isolation. Pepper, when grown as an intercrop should still follow the conventions. Therefore, a 25 m wide isolation belt is to be made around the conventional production area of the plantation. The produce from this isolated belt is not to be considered as ‘organic’. In the case of sloppy terrain, care has to be taken to divert runoff water and drift from neighboring farms. Ginger is one of the important spice crops used for its aromatic and medicinal properties. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family and believed to be a native of south-east Asia. Ginger is commercially sold in rhizome state. Turmeric, the ‘Indian saffron’ is one of the most important spice crops of India. Its culinary and medicinal merit finds its use in drug, cosmetic and food industry in India.
Hence the book on "Organic Spices" is timely and covers all aspects of organic spice production. The topic includes historical spice trade and importance of spices in food chain.
Author: Parthasarathy, V.A
Publisher: New India Publishing
Category: Technology & Engineering
The global changes warranted fastness in food production system and fast foods. In tune with demand, crop production also oriented accordingly. However, the proverb 'Health is a Wealth' is reminded us to keep vigil on system and method of food production and food safety. The ill-effect of conventional chemical based farming well documented and public realized the importance organically produced food and efforts are being made to popularize the organic production. India is a "Land of Spices", each state or union territory in India cultivates one or other spice. Since spices form a part of many medicines the demand for organically produced spices is increasing considerably. Assuming a market growth of 10% in Europe, USA and Japan for organic spice products the world demand for organic spices may grow to 57000 tonnes in the next 10 yeaLarge scale use of high analysis fertilizers and pesticides result environmental hazards and imbalances in soil nutrients. Since spices are high valued and export oriented in nature it is imperative to keep the levels of pesticide residues below tolerance limits in view of the standards set by the importing countries. Hence the book on "Organic Spices" is timely and covers all aspects of organic spice production. The topic includes historical spice trade and importance of spices in food chain. Brief account on organic agriculture movement in the world and its present status and opportunity for organic spices in the world market are given. The chemistry and different methods of composting are included in the organic manures chapter will be informative. Microbes play a greater role in agriculture, a separate chapter devoted on microbes and plant growth promoting rhizobacteria would definitely enrich the readeNot only that, the topics on biological control of insect pests, nematodes, fungus and bacteria of spices highlighted in separate chapters would be of interest in organic production system. The importance, composition, uses, botany and varieties, organic way of production of spices like black pepper, cardamom, ginger, turmeric, chillies and paprika, nutmeg, vanilla, seed spices like cumin, fennel, fenugreek, coriander and their harvest and post harvest processing are enumerated. The chapters on good agricultural practices (GAP) and organic certification procedures outlined for adoption. This would serve as a reference book for researchers, teachers and students besides farmers, traders and consumers.
Author: Tridib Kumar GoswamiPublish On: 2015-01-01
Application of Zn solubilizing bacteria is also effective. For ginger, foliar spray of
Zn (0.3%) + B (0.2%) at 45 and 75 DAP is highly effective. Under organic turmeric production, application of well rotten cow dung or own compost from own form ...
Author: Tridib Kumar Goswami
Publisher: Scientific Publishers
The book describes various recent technological interventions in production, handling and processing of important horticultural crops and also discusses the various methods to extend the shelf life as well as development of different value added products including important spices and other uses. Importance of horticulture in Indian context, growth pattern, area and production, and its role in human nutrition are discussed in this book.
It also tried organic turmeric production which was sold in bulk to other buyers.
The major problem in organic market, as per the company perception, is lack of
regular supply and quality besides the problem of storage. There could be
Author: Sukhpal Sigh
Publisher: Allied Publishers
Category: Business logistics
This book examines the production, procurement and marketing aspects of the organic produce sector with the focus on marketing agencies and producers in each commudity/product chain. It analyses the various institutional arrangements like contract farming, networking and producer level co-ordination prevalent in this sector. Based on case studies of various type of organic players in India, both in export market as well as in domestic market.
Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvement Debashis Mandal, Amritesh C.
Shukla, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui. References ... Indigenous turmeric of this
region has vast potential for organic production and export quality. Since time ...
Author: Debashis Mandal
Publisher: CRC Press
Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 1: Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvements is part of a two-volume compendium that addresses the most important topics facing horticulture around the world today. Volume 1, on Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvement, outlines the contemporary trends in sustainable horticulture research, covering such topics as crop diversity, species variability and conservation strategies, production technology, tree architecture management, plant propagation and nutrition management, organic farming, and new dynamics in breeding and marketing of horticulture crops. Sections include: Genetic Resources & Biodiversity Conservation Production & Marketing of Horticulture Crops Crop Improvement & Biotechnology Together with Volume 2: Food, Health, and Nutrition, this two-volume compendium presents an abundance of new research on sustainable horticulture that will be valuable for a broad audience, including students of horticulture, faculty and instructors, scientists, agriculturists, government and nongovernment organizations, and other industry professionals.
In view of the economic importance of organic farming, the present study was taken up in Erode district.
Author: Sridhar V.
Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
In view of the economic importance of organic farming, the present study was taken up in Erode district. The net income per hectare of organic and inorganic turmeric was 160904.46 and 110691.67 respectively. The net income per hectare of organic and inorganic cotton was 78595.23 and 60928.50 respectively. The results of production function for organic turmeric revealed that farm yard manure, neem cake, jeevamirtham, vermicompost, panchakaviya and human labour contributed significant influence on yield of organic turmeric. The results of production function for organic cotton revealed that seeds, farm yard manure, neem cake, jeeva amirtham, vermicompost, panchakaviya and human labour contributed significant influence on yield of organic cotton. Five and three types of marketing channels for turmeric and cotton were identified in the study area and price spread were estimated for each of the marketing channels. The analysis revealed that the price spread for turmeric was lower in channel IV namely farmer- regulated market- retailer- consumer. Whereas cotton price spread was lower in channel II namely farmer- regulated market- retailer- consumer.
The Spices Board supports production , processing , certification and marketing
of organic spices . Assistance is provided for the organic cultivation of Assistance
is provided for organic cultivation of paprika like chillies , ginger , turmeric ...
Organic Farming in Rice U recent years and there is. is ointments . It is also used
as ... Turmeric production in India was 830.2 thousand tonnes with an area of
174.6 thousand hectares during the year 2005-06 . In India turmeric is cultivated
... some work in the area of organic crop production and marketing of organic
agro - products including exports ( turmeric ) . Threats to development of organic
animal husbandry The prospect of exports is the major motivating factor for the ...
At present they have 1100 certified organic farms cultivating mainly pepper ,
cardamom , ginger , turmeric , clove nutmeg and vanilla . The OAPED is currently
implementing the following projects for supporting organic production of spices
Black pepper Crop Recommended dose of organic inputs also be added . ...
Inoculation of biofertilizers of Beijerinckia and Phosphobacteria will result in production of healthy seedlings • In young garden ... 2 tonnes / ha Turmeric •
Apply FYM ...
Examples are maize , paddy , millets , oil seeds , berries , nuts etc ginger and turmeric etc. ... in this direction and with additional inputs we can come up with
compatible standards commonly adopted as benchmarks in Organic Production .
Author: Johannes Kotschi
Category: Organic farming
Millions of farmers throughout the world cannot or will not accept the "Green Revolution" approach to agriculture. What can the principles of Organic Agriculture - with or without certification - contribute to rural development in the tropics and subtropics? The question was central to an international workshop held in Bonn in October 2002, organised by the German non-governmental organisation AGRECOL. AGRECOL is a non-profit association and supports ecologically sound land use in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The members of AGRECOL have strong professional links to development cooperation. They work with government agencies and NGOs, in education and research, or as consultants.
Author: India. Parliament. Lok SabhaPublish On: 2001
The project also seeks to promote environment friendly and organic cultivation
practices in spices growing . ... Development of organic production of herbal
spices in Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu and production of organic ginger and turmeric ...
014768 DINESH KUMAR , PANDEY V , NATH V ( Central Institute of Temperate
Horticulture , Old Air Field , P.O.Rangreth - 190 005 ) : Effect of organic mulches
on moisture conservation for rainfed turmeric production in mango orchard .
The Spices Board of India has initiated programmes to develop organic spice cultivation in the north ... This area is particularly suitable for growing pepper ,
large cardamom , turmeric and ginger ; turmeric and ginger are already grown ...
Author: Adrian Myers
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Presenting an overwhelming argument for replacing modern farming methods with organic techniques, this book explores the history, politics, and practicalities of organic farming. Adrian Myers shows how the current techniques of agriculture and horticulture based on chemical fertilizers, which inevitably bring about the deterioration of soil life, cannot provide a long-term sustainable future for humankind. "Organic Futures" shows what we can learn from 4,000 years of sustainable organic agriculture in the Far East and explains how organic farming is different from conventional agriculture. It demonstrates the damaging effects of conventional farming and discusses the importance of maintaining soil fertility. Presenting a vision of an organic future, the book also documents inspiring developments in both the West and the Third World.
In Kerla also , organic tea cultivation is slowly picking up . ... 39 The Spice Board (
India ) has recently launched a programme for promoting organic farming in
spices ( particularly pepper , ginger , turmeric and cardamom ) in the Western
National aims The aim is to increase production of turmeric 5 . Mulching to satisfy
local and export demand . Potential Turmeric should be kept mulched with green
yield of up to 12 , 000kg per hectare fresh grass or easily decomposed organic ...
Sandy or clayey loams are suitable soils for turmeric cultivation . Stony and
gravelly soils are unsuitable for the growth of the rhizome . Potash and organic
manures are beneficial . The cultivation of turmeric generally starts from the end
of April ...
Author: India. Department of CommercePublish On: 2007
in North East are organic pepper , organic cultivation of Lakadong turmeric , Organic cultivation of ginger , support for vermi compost units , training for officers
and farmers in cultivation of spices . increased to 28,750 tonnes from 17,363