Linseed: Properties, Production and Uses

Hemant Kumar Yadav, PhD (Editor)
CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow, India

Sujit Kumar (Editor)
Scientific Officer (Plant Breeding), Uttar Pradesh Council of Agricultural Research (UPCAR), Lucknow, UP, India

PK Singh (Editor)
Project Coordinator, AICRP on Linseed, CSAUA&T, Kanpur, India

Series: Botanical Research and Practices
BISAC: TEC003030

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This book consists of seven chapters on various aspects related to linseed. Linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) commonly known as ‘alsi’ is a member of genus Linum within the family Linaceae with 14 genera and over 200 species. Out of those, only Linum usitatissimum L. possess both agronomic and economic properties and are being exploited for both industrial and human consumption purposes. Irrespective of medicinal, nutraceuticals and industrial uses of linseed, the popularity and attention required for its improvement is still not enough.

Therefore, the aim of this book is to summarize all the information about linseed, which will provide a wide perspective to the on-going research activities for crop improvement. It is a collection of incisive reviews along with original research. The included chapters are an excellent source of information for linseed production, cultivation, properties, uses and breeding strategies. This book will initiate interest in utilization of linseed as major crop and also ignite the research possibilities, which are left unexplored.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Linseed Genetic Resources: Present Status and Future Prospects for Enhanced Utilization
(Vikender Kaur, Dhammaprakash Pandhari Wankhede, Rashmi Yadav, J. Aravind and Ashok Kumar, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 2. New Trends and Prospects in Linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) Cultivation
(A. Klimek-Kopyra, T. Zając and A. Ślizowska, University of Agriculture in Kraków, Poland, Institute of Plant Production, Kraków, Poland)

Chapter 3. Recent Advances in the Cultivation of Linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) in India
(Sujit Kumar, Sahil Mahfooz and Hemant Kumar Yadav, U.P. Council of Agricultural Research, Lucknow, India, and others)

Chapter 4. Biotechnological Interventions in Linseed Improvement
(Neha Singh and Hemant Kumar Yadav, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow, India)

Chapter 5. Flax Fibre: Its Properties and Uses
(P. K. Singh and Pankaj Chopra, Project Coordinator Linseed, ICAR-IIPR, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, and others)

Chapter 6. Boron Nutrition in Linseed
(Archana, Preetam Verma and N. Pandey, Department of Botany, Plant nutrition and stress physiology laboratory, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India, and other)

Chapter 7. Linseed Oil Is a Potential Alternative Source of Biofuel Energy
(Sangeeta Kanakraj, Assistant professor, Chemistry, School of Basic and Applied Science
K.R. Mangalam University, Gurgaon NCR, India)

Chapter 8. Agro-Techniques for Enhancing Production and Productivity of Linseed in India
(P. K. Singh and Sanjay K. Dwivedi, Project Coordinator Linseed, ICAR-IIPR, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, and others)

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