Agricultural Research Updates. Volume 35


Prathamesh Gorawala (Editor)
Srushti Mandhatri (Editor)

Series: Agricultural Research Updates

BISAC: TEC003000

This monograph contains six chapters, each of which provides an update in agricultural research. Chapter One describes the potential health benefits of Morus alba, known colloquially as mulberry, which include its qualities as an antioxidant and antidepressant. Chapter Two deals with the impact of droughts, which are increasing in severity due to climate change, on sugarcane production as well as potential drought response measures. Chapter Three also concerns sugarcane, specifically in connection with the narrow genetic base of current sugarcane varieties and possible solutions for improving genetic diversity. Chapter Four provides an overview of the use of chamomile as a natural food additive for livestock as an alternative to the use of antibiotics in animal diets. Chapter Five discusses the issue of fraudulent practices in food production, such as dilution, tampering, and misrepresentation, and discusses strategies for reducing this problem globally. Finally, Chapter Six details the major diseases of brinjal, also called eggplant, and how to manage them.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Nutritional Value, Phytochemistry, and Health Benefits of Morus alba
(Zeliha Ustun-Argon and Zinar Pinar Gumus – Department of Biosystems Engineering, Eregli Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey, et al.)

Chapter 2. Drought Impact on Sugarcane Production
(Jose Arnel O. Reyes, Denzel E. Casas, Jayson L. Gandia and Evelyn F. Delfin – Institute of Plant Breeding, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna, Philippines)

Chapter 3. Prebreeding in Saccharum spp
(S. Alarmelu, R. Nagarajan, R. M. Shanthi and G. Hemaprabha – Division of Crop Improvement, ICAR- Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore, India)

Chapter 4. Use of Matricaria chamomilla as a Natural Promoter of Digestive Physiology, Animal Health, and Performance in Livestock Production
(Ahu Demirtas – Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur, Turkey)

Chapter 5. Food Fraud: Detection, Control and Strategies
(Maria Schirone, Pierina Visciano and Antonello Paparella – Faculty of Bioscience and Technology for Food, Agriculture and Environment, University of Teramo, Italy)

Chapter 6. Major Brinjal Diseases and Their Management
(Khushboo Dubey – Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture Sciences, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, India)


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