This book documents local and international literature on cumin. These findings have been analyzed comprehensively and compared with results of international origin. This book contains ten chapters covering topics such as history, importance, acreage, production and utilization of cumin. It further discusses botany and plant characteristics, ecophysiological criteria of cumin, production technology, water requirement, pest and diseases of cumin and the genetic and breeding aspects. Economic aspects of cumin, processing, chemical composition and standards, are the main areas to this important crop which are further described in this book. The book also touches upon important research strategies which help develop this crop.
Historical Background, Regions and Production, and Applications of Cumin; Botany of Cumin Species; Ecophysiology of Cumin; Production Technology for Cumin; Irrigation of Cumin; Diseases, Pests and Weeds; Genetics, Breeding and In vitro Production of Cumin; Economic Aspects; Processing, Chemical Composition and Standards of Cumin; Research Strategies