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Essential Oil Crops

Essential Oil Crops

by CABI
     
 

Plants producing an aromatic oil, fruit, or seed have been used in religious ceremonies, for personal use and adornment, and for flavoring throughout history. Today there is still considerable pressure by consumers world-wide to use perceived natural compounds in edible and personal products. It is essential that producers be able to service this growing demand

Overview

Plants producing an aromatic oil, fruit, or seed have been used in religious ceremonies, for personal use and adornment, and for flavoring throughout history. Today there is still considerable pressure by consumers world-wide to use perceived natural compounds in edible and personal products. It is essential that producers be able to service this growing demand efficiently, economically, and above all, reliably. Additionally, many essential oil crops form part of the economy of countries with growing populations where there is an inevitable pressure on agricultural land as a resource for food and fuel crops. It is therefore important to understand and develop ways of ensuring maximum return on the investments made in establishing and growing these crops.
This book addresses these issues. It is concerned with growing essential oil plants to obtain an aromatic derivative in an economic and reliable manner. Each chapter covers a different family. A brief history of the recent use and economic development of the crop is given, and the cultivation and care of the crop is discussed. Current research findings and recommendations for improved agronomic practices and ways of adding value to the crop, such as extracting the oil, are also discussed.
This book is key reading for all researchers and agronomists concerned with essential oil crops. Agricultural advisors and development workers will find the book helpful, and it also contains valuable information for commodity traders and policy makers working in this area.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A very clearly written book, full of important and well organized information."—Plant Science Bulletin

"This is one of the very few technical book [sic] geared to growing essential oil bearing plants for increased oil yield. Each chapter covers a significant family of plants that contain essential oils, which makes for interesting comparisons. This includes a short history of the plant's use and information on its economic development. Research results on cultivation techniques and recommendations for improvement are paired with details on harvesting and distilling."—American Herb Association Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851991375
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
CABI
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.54(d)

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