Okra Handbook:
Global Production, Processing, and Crop Improvement

Edited by B. S. Dhankhar and Ram Singh

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September 2009
475 pp.
(hardcover)
ISBN: 978-0-97280618-3

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ISBN: 978-0-97280618-3

 

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Contents

PART 1: PRODUCTION, PROCESSING, AND CROP IMPROVEMENT

  1. Origin, History, and Distribution
B. S. Dhankhar and J. P. Mishra

  2. Taxonomy, Cytology, and Evolution
Y. S. Nerkar and N. D. Jambhale

  3. Morphological Features and Reproductive Biology
Hans R. Dhingra

  4. Physiology of Okra: Crop Growth, Development, and Yield
R. M. Bhatt and N. K. Srinivasa Rao

  5. Biochemical Constituents
B. S. Sohal

  6. Quality, Nutrition, and Culinary Uses
Ahmed H. A. Khalifa, B. S. Dhankhar, and J. P. Mishra

  7. Genetic Resources
Umesh Srivastava

  8. Genetic Improvement
B. S. Dhankhar, S. K. Dhankhar, and Ramesh Yadav

  9. Production Technology
M. Prabhakar, S. S. Hebbar, and M. Gayathri

10. Production of Okra Using Plasticulture Technology
Victor A. Khan, Clauzell Stevens, James E. Brown, Andrea E. Fyffe, Garry Gordon, and Cynthia Channell-Butcher

11. Postharvest Management
Susanta K. Roy and T. K. Behera

12. Seed Production Technology
O. P. Dutta and L. B. Naik

13. Insect Pests of Okra and Their Management

Ram Singh and G. S. Dhaliwal

14. Diseases of Okra and Their Management
S. K. Gandhi and Naresh Mehta

15. Nematodes and Their Management
R. K. Walia and Anil Kumar


PART 2: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

16. Okra in the United States: A Profile of Florida
M. A. Mossler, M. Lamberts, and T. Olczyk

17. Okra in Turkey: Production With Domestic Landraces
Eftal Dűzyaman

18. Okra in Greece: Production and Constraints
H. C. Passam and K. Rekoumi

19. Greek Okra Cultivars: Okra Sustainable Agriculture Systems
Theodoros V. Koutsos

20. Okra in Tropical Africa: Production and Intercropping With Staple Food Crops
F. O. Olasantan

21. Potential Benefits of Okra in the Food and Agricultural System of Nigeria
O. J Oyelade and B. I. O Ade-Omowaye

22. Okra in Senegal: Improvement and Production
Abdoulaye Seck

23. Okra in Mexico: Production Scenario
Arturo Diaz Franco and Jesus Loera Gallardo

24. Okra in Brazil: Crop Production in Rio de Janeiro State
Jose Mercio Ferreira, Ana Cristina Pinto Portugal de Carvalho, Wander Eustaquio Bastos Andrade, Carlos Xavier, Euzileni Mantoanelli, and Jatinder Singh Multani

25. Aibika (Abelmoschus manihot): A Leafy Vegetable in Asia Pacific
Anand P. Tyagi

Preface | About the Editors

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