Cocoa

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 30, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 620 pages
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The fourth edition of this highly regarded book has been considerably enlarged to cover all aspects of cocoa production. Higher prices for cocoa have led to much new knowledge about the plant and changes to its methods of production. These are discussed, along with new problems that have occurred and the fresh research projects that have been needed.
 

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Contents

1 History and development
1
2 Botany types and populations
11
3 Environment
38
4 Planting material
80
5 Propagation
93
6 Establishment
119
7 Shade and nutrition
166
8 Maintenance and improvement of mature cocoa farms
195
13 From harvest to store
444
14 Quality and inspection
505
15 Marketing
528
16 Production
543
17 Consumption and manufacture
587
APPENDIX 1 Visual symptoms of mineral malnutrition
598
APPENDIX 2 International Cocoa Standards
601
APPENDIX 3 Conversion factors
607

9 Replanting and rehabilitation of old cocoa farms
210
10 Labour usage
234
11 Diseases
265
12 Insects and cocoa
366
APPENDIX 4 Publications on cocoa
608
INDEX
610
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About the author (2008)

G A R Wood, B.A. (Cantab), D. T. A.(Trinidad) had over 30 years experience of cocoa growing as a Tropical Agricultural Adviser and as a Cocoa Consultant. He was editor of 'Cocoa Growers' Bulletin from its first issue in 1963 until 1980 and was a much respected authority on the crop.

R A Lass, B.Sc. (Agric), D.T.A.(Trinidad) is currently Cocoa technical Manager for Cadbury Schweppes plc and editor of 'Cocoa Growers' Bulletin'. He is involved in many international cocoa research and extension projects in various cocoa-growing areas and has been employed as consultant by a wide variety of international agencies.

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