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Thesis
2020
Centre for plant biotechnology and molecular biology,College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara

Black pepper (Piper nigrum L.), often described as the ‘King of spices’ is the most important spice crop, grown for its berries in the world. Indian pepper is preferred across the globe due to its intrinsic qualities. Foot rot is a devastating disease of black pepper. In the changing climate, drought can be a major threat in black pepper production. Hence, the pres...

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Thesis
2019
Department of Plantation Crops and Spices, College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara

Curry leaf (Murraya koenigii L.) is an important perennial herbal spice widely used for culinary purpose in India for centuries and the leaves valued for its characteristics flavour and aroma. Leaves possess medicinal and neutraceutical properties due to the presence of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. In Kerala, cultivation is limited to landraces which are ...

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2019
Department of Plantation Crops and Spices, College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara

Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) is a rhizomatous perennial herb and an important sacred spice of India. It is used as a spice, colourant and an aromatic stimulant in several medicinal preparations. Wayanad local turmeric is reported to contain an average of 9.4 per cent curcumin. Due to the advent of improved varieties, the traditional cultivars of Wayanad are eroding....

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2019
Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara

China aster [Callistephus chinenesis (L.) Nees.] is one of the most important annual flower crops grown in India for cut flower as well as loose flower purposes. It ranks third next to chrysanthemum and marigold among the annual flowers and has gained popularity due to ease of cultivation, diversity of colours and good vase life. It is also used for bedding purpose...

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2019
Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara

Rose is acclaimed as ‘Queen of flowers’ because of its colour, fragrance and elegance. Cut roses are having very high demand in domestic as well as international market due to versatile uses. Roses can be successfully cultivated under top ventilated rain shelters in Kerala. Soilless media consist of vermiculite, perlite, and rockwool are popularly used for commerci...

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