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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS PREFACE FOREWORD INTRODUCTION PART I - THE COCONUT PALM AND ITS ENVIRONMENT 1. Historical Background by J.G. Ohler Origin and Distribution World Production 2. The Coconut Palm by J.G. Ohler Botany,Morphology,Growth, Development and Yielding Capacity 3. Climate and Soils by J.G. Ohler Climate Soils 4. Disorders by J.G. Ohler Mineral Nutrient Deficiencies Mineral Toxicities Drought Effects Stem Tapering Lightning Damage Premature Button and Nut Shedding 5. Diseases by J.G. Ohler Diseases caused by Nematodes Diseases caused by Fungi Diseases caused by Bacteria Diseases caused by Flagellates Diseases caused by Viruses or Viroids Diseases caused by Mycoplasma-like Organisms Diseases of Unknown Etiology 6. Vertebrate Pests by J.G. Ohler Rodents The Insect Pests of Coconut by D. Mariau Introduction Orthoptera Phasmida Isoptera Heteroptera Homoptera Fulgoroidea Lepidoptera Coleoptera Acarina Conclusion PART 11- PLANTING MATERIAL AND PLANTATION MANAGEMENT 8. Selection and Breeding by R. Bourdeix Introduction Genetic Diversification Genetic Improvement Methods Conclusion ANNEXE I: International Cultivar List ANNEXE 11: Measures of Stems, Leaves and Inflorescences of the Ecotypes at the Marc Delorme Station Collection 9. Cultural Practices by J.G. Ohler Plantation Lay-out Clearing The Nursery Planting Weeding Cover Crops Moisture Conservation Irrigation Fertilizing Harvesting Toddy and Sugar Production Bart I11 - COCONUT-BASED FARMING SYSTEMS 10. General Aspects by J.G. Ohler Mixed Cropping Intercropping 11. The Smallholder and Coconut-based Farming Systems by S.G. Reynolds Economics of the Smallholder Coconut Operation 12. Coconut-based Farming Systems in the Pacific by F. Opio Introduction Morphological Characteristics of Coconut Land-use Intensification Economic Aspects Coconut Husbandry Coconut-based Farming Systems with Animals Coconut-based Farming Systems with Perennials Coconut-based Multi-storey Cropping System Relay cropping Systems Coconut and Livestock Systems Socio-Economic Aspects of Coconut-based Farming Systems Conclusions 13. Coconut-based Cropping Systems in India and Sri Lanka by P.K. Das Introduction Root and Tuber Crops Grain Crops Grain Legumes Annual Oilseeds Vegetables Fruits Tree Spices High-density Multi-species Cropping System Conclusion 14. Pastures and Livestock under Coconut by S.G. Reynolds Introduction Systems General Factors Pasture Species Pasture Establishment and Improvement Pasture Management Animal Production from Pastures under Coconut Forage Production Seasonality and Supplementary Feed Sources Effects of Pasture on Coconut Yields The Economics of Livestock under Coconuts PART IV - POST-HARVEST TREATMENT, PROCESSING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT 15. Post-harvest Treatment by J.G. Ohler Nut Storage Dehusking Nut Transportation 16. Coconut Processing by T.K.G. Ranasinghe Introduction World Copra Production World Coconut Oil Trade Coconut Preparation . . Copra Manufacture and Storage Coconut Oil Desiccated Coconut . Coconut Milk or Cream . . Instant Coconut Milk Powder Coconut Sap and Products Minor Food Products from Coconut Coconut Husk and Coir Products ' Coconut Shells and Products Coconut Wood Energy and Minor Uses of Coconut Palm 17. Research and Development by J.G. Ohler Research Development APPENDIX I: Institutions and experimental stations involved with coconut research and development; International organizations; and National institutes and research stations BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX

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J.G. Ohler, Agriculturist, specialized in coconuts and cashew nuts, former Senior Agricultural Officer, Royal Tropical Institue, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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