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CTA. 1998. New publications 1. Spore 76. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Coconut Co-publication Macmillan/CTA, 1998. ISBN 0333 57466 4, CTA number 858, 10 credit points. The Tropical Agricultalist series
The coconut palm has been called 'the tree of a hundred uses'. Although most of the crop is sold in the form of oil and cake, coconuts can also be processed into a whole range of products, including ropes and matting from the husk, charcoal from the shell, milk from the endosperm, vinegar from the inflorescence and basketry from the leaves. The many products and processing methods are described in Coconut, the latest addition to The Tropical Agricultalist series co-published by Macmillan and CTA. Following the normal format of the series, this volume places emphasis on practical information for producers, agricultural extension and field workers, students and trainers. It covers the main types of coconut palm, their origin, world distribution and characteristics. It also examines production factors such as climate and soils, selection, breeding and propagation, and establishing and managing a plantation. A section on pest and disease control is included, accompanied by colour photographs. Co-publication Macmillan/CTA, 1998. ISBN 0333 57466 4, CTA number 858, 10 credit points.