This well-written book is a complete guide on jute crop production. It provides an in-depth knowledge about jute cultivation including all the recent developments in this area.
Organized in 20 chapters, the book begins with the origin and history of jute crop. It then discusses the different climate and soil conditions suitable for this crop. After describing the growth and development of different varieties of jute, the book elaborately explains the sowing methods. It then analyses the nutrient and water requirement and management for jute crop. Weed and insect pest management in jute fields have also been dealt with. The book discusses the modern concept of jute retting and economics of jute production. The post-harvest processing and marketing of raw jute have been covered in detail. The book also discusses the various quality criteria and grading of jute crop. Finally, it ends with a discussion on jute seed production and certification. In a nutshell, the book deals with all the processes involved in the cultivation of jute crop, the extraction of the fibre and the transformation of the fibre into useful commodities.
Primarily intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of agriculture science, the book would also be highly useful to the research scholars and farming community who are interested to study the jute plant in detail.