Black Pepper is the first monograph on this important and most widely used spice. This volume includes chapters on all aspects of the crops' botany; crop improvement, agronomy, chemistry, post-harvest technology, processing, diseases, insect pests, marketing, economy and uses. All the available information has been collected and presented by experts for the use of students, teachers and research workers in the field, and will remain the major reference source for all pepper workers for some time to come.
1. Introduction 2. Botany and Crop Improvement of Black Pepper 3. Chemistry of Black Pepper 4.1 Agronomy and Nutrition of Black Pepper 4.2 Management of Pepper in Indonesia 5.1 Diseases of Black Pepper 5.2 Nematode Induced Diseases of Black Pepper 5.3 Diseases of Black Pepper and Their Management in Indonesia 6. Insect Pests of Black Pepper 7.1 On Farm Processing of Black Pepper 7.2 Pepper Processing - The Indonesian Scenario 7.3 Industrial Processing and Products of Black Pepper 8.1 The World Pepper Economy - Developments and Outlook 8.2 Economy and Marketing of Black Pepper in India 8.3 Economy and Marketing of Black Pepper: The Malaysian Scenario 9.1 Pharmacology, Toxicology and Clinical Applications of Black Pepper 9.2 End Uses of Black Pepper 11. Conclusions: Constraints and Yield Gaps in Black Pepper 12. Other Economically Important Species of Piper