Jatropha curcus for Biodiesel, Organic Farming and Health (2nd Ed.)

Jatropha curcus for Biodiesel, Organic Farming and Health (2nd Ed.)
20% Off

Jatropha curcus for Biodiesel, Organic Farming and Health (2nd Ed.)

351 Views
Publisher: Agrobios Publications
ISBN: 9788188818068
Author:
Availability: In Stock
INR 1,500.00 INR 1,200.00 ( 20% Off )
Effective Price after using Coupon Code: SAVE20
Download & Read Books Offline (Desktop/Laptop/Android Device) :
Customers who Bought this Ebook also Bought
  • Snapshot
  • Description

About this eBook

Preface
India needs availability of energy at a genuine cost for economic development. Uncertain supplies and fluctuation in prices for fossil fuel in international market need a search for renewable, safe and non-polluting sources fuel. Developed countries like Germany and Australia, have ventured into the use of vegetable oils as a substitute to diesel. Government of India has recently encouraged farmers to grow more and more biodiesel crops like Jatropha, karanj, mahua and neem. These non-edible oil-bearing trees have potential of producing biofuel. The exploitation of these resources in arid and semi-arid regions will be of vital importance for the human population in developing countries. These will also help to increase tree cover and will reduce desertification, soil erosion, droughts and floods. These trees will also play an important role in CO2 cycle of the earth since they assimilate carbon dioxide. Jatropha is an economically important oil-yielding crop as a biodiesel substitute. The plant adapts well to semi-arid marginal sites. It can solve unemployment and pollution problems all over world. It can be used for erosion control. In recent years much attention has been paid to Jatropha cultivation, therefore, many governmental and nongovernmental agencies including farmers have adopted Jatropha farming. However, there is a need of comprehensive training to the farmers. Farmers and training organizers still need wholesome information at one source.
The present book is an attempt to provide literature to nurserymen, Jatropha growers, farmers, students and teachers of agriculture, horticulture and forestry. The literature available on Jatropha cultivation is scanty. A large number of books, journals and proceedings of symposia and workshops Web sites have been consulted. I acknowledge them. I do not claim originality in writing this book except for the arrangement and presentation of the subject matter. I am confident that this book will find wide acceptability. Author
CONTENTS
1. POTENTIALS OF JATROPHA CURCAS .................. 1 Jatropha curcas An Economically Viable Plant ........................... 3 Jatropha curcas in Rural Development and Environment Protection .................................................................................... 5 The need .......................................................................................... 9 Efforts .............................................................................................. 9
2. JATROPHA PLANT .............................................. 11 Origin ............................................................................................ 13 The Plant ....................................................................................... 14 Roots ....................................................................................... 14 Leaves ..................................................................................... 14 Flower .................................................................................... 14