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By K.P. Prabhakaran Nair

Known because the "King" of spices, black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) and the "Queen" of spices, cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum M.), either perennial plants of the tropics, are an important and most generally wanted spice vegetation of the area. They either have many makes use of, for instance, either are used as flavourings and as a medicine.

This publication presents a finished overview of those extremely important spice plants, masking beginning, background, geographical distribution, construction, financial system and their uses.

  • Discusses the 2 significant spices of significant fiscal price to the constructing world
  • The writer is an eminent scientist who has received a variety of awards for his paintings during this area
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1982; Suparman and Zaubin, 1988). 1. In Sri Lanka, growing planting material on split bamboo led to the production of good planting material on a large scale. 5 m long) or PVC pipes—both of about 10 cm in diameter—are then sunk into the trenches at 45° angles using a strong middle support. Rooted cuttings, one each per bamboo, are planted in the trench and allowed to trail onto the bamboo or PVC poles. The lower portion of the pole is filled with a rooting medium (of weathered coir dust and farmyard manure in a 1:1 ratio), and as the vine grows, it is tied to the support.

Sadanandan (1994) reported that MRP is superior to ordinary superphosphate. Both cumulative yield increase and relative agronomic effectiveness were superior in MRP as compared to ordinary superphosphate. Pepper is a prolific user of potassium, and even with 2% content of potassium in the pepper plant, potassium deficiency will manifest (De Waard, 1969). , 1987). Response functions to potassium fertilizer application indicated that pepper needs a very high dose of potassium (270 kg K2O ha1) for high yield (Sadanandan, 1990).

777a Dry matter production vs. 1%. 6 Note: Target weighting was done against the highest yield obtained from the Ambalavayal region. Note the remarkable closeness between targeted and actual yields in Thamarasseri region. Peruvannamuzhi soil is an atypical pepper soil. its experimental farm. The soils here are obviously zinc impoverished, but that is not the case in the entire state of Kerala. This also shows that, more often than not, recommendations from experimental stations, when extrapolated on a large scale, can run into problems—especially when such recommendations are based on routine soil testing procedures.

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