Coffee Farming – An Experimental Learning
Author(s): Dr. T. Raju
Subject(s): General Books
ISBN 9789394681798
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  Pages 170

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The entire gamut of Coffee farming is captured in a simple language with practical hints incorporated throughout the book.

Cover
Title Page
Copyright Page
Dedication
Contents
Preface
Part I: The Basics
Coffee - The Universal Drink
The Coffee Plant
Selection of Area
Selection of Cultivars
Procuring Seeds and Raising Nursery
Opening up of New Plantations
Spacing and Pitting
Planting
Vegetative Propagation
Shade and Shade Management
Bush Management
Soil Acidity and Liming
Fertilizer Use
Organic Manures
Bio-Fertilizers
Integrated Nutrient Management
Soil Cultivation
Mulching
Weeds and Integrated Weed Management
Irrigation
Coffee Physiology and Physiological Disorders
Replanting and Rejuvenation Grafting
Pests and Their Management
Diseases and Their Management
Harvesting, Processing and Out-Turn
Total Quality Management
Cover Crops
High Production Technology
Low-Cost Technology
Watershed Management
Coffee in the Plains
Mixed Cropping
Organic Farming in Coffee
Cost of Production
By-Products of Coffee
Calendar of Operations
Coffee Snippets
Part II: The Three ‘R’s of Coffee Farming
Rejuvenation
Regeneration
Retention
Part III: Topics of Topical Interest
Organic Farming in Coffee
Mechanization in Coffee Plantation
High Density Planting
Liming Coffee Soils
Height of Arabica Coffee
Weed Control in Coffee
Part IV: Random Thoughts [or Rational Thinking]
Coffee in Alien Environment
In-Situ Collection of Seed Coffee
Rockphosphate and Lime in Primary Beds
Rockphosphate vs Water-Soluble P-Fertilizers
‘Tonic’ Effect of Bordeaux
Ring-Barking of Shade Trees
Silver Oak as Shade Tree
Micronutrient Sprays
Drip Irrigation for Coffee
The Case of Vegetative Dominance
Biennial Bearing Tendency of Coffee
Mixing of Contact Weedicide with Systemic Weedicide
Coffee and Health
Index

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