Moriculture

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CRC Press, Jun 1, 1997 - Science - 24 pages
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The raw silk industry is dependent upon sericulture and sericulture is dependent on moriculture. In order to increase cocoon production and also to reduce production costs, moriculture techniques must by improved. This work describes the means of increasing productivity of mulberry. The text has a wide coverage on morphological, physiological and ecological features of mulberry. Also included are details of classification, improvement of varieties, leaf quality and complete information on cultivation technique. Tables and figures are included to explain these aspects.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Morphological Physiological and Ecological
14
Morphology and Characteristics of Mulberry Leaf
22
Morphology and Characteristic of Branches
43
Morphology and Characters of Roots
77
Morphology and Characteristics of Flowers and Seeds
104
Growth Development and Environmental Conditions
131
Genetics of Mulberry
137
Weeding of Mulberry Field
337
Damages of Mulberry Field
345
Frost Damage
346
Cold Injury
356
Snow Damage
357
Hail Damage
359
Drought Damage
361
Flood Damage
364

Improvement of Mulberry Varieties
165
Preparation of Mulberry Seedlings
183
Establishment of Mulberry Field
200
Training and Harvesting of Mulberry
235
Improvement of Main Methods of Training
244
Selection of Training Method
259
Harvesting Method
268
Harvesting Implements and Machines
275
Method of Revitalising the Mulberry Tree
285
Physical Features of Mulberry Leaves
306
Study Relating to Biological Characteristics
313
Tillage Manuring and Weeding of Mulberry Field
316
Period and Method of Manuring and Tilling
318
Manuring of Mulberry Field
325
200
329
Wind and Flood Damage
365
Salty Wind Damage
366
Damage Due to Volcanic Ashes
367
Damage Due to Agricultural Chemicals
368
Damage Due to Tobacco Poisoning
371
Diseases of Mulberry
372
Diseases of Shoots
385
Diseases of Leaves and Young Shoots
394
Diseases of Mulberry Fruits
402
Damage to Mulberry Caused by Insects
404
Pests of Mulberry Shoots and Trunk
422
Pests of Roots
426
Damage by Small Animals
429
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