New book deals with botany, production and uses of limes
Muscat - Dr M Mumtaz Khan, Dr Rashid al Yahyai, associate professors from the Department of Crop Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), and Dr Fahad al Said, from The Research Council (TRC), have co-edited the book The Lime: Botany, Production and Uses which was released by famous scientific publishing group CABI.
The book is a comprehensive and up-to-date resource covering the botany, production and uses of limes, stated a press release.
Containing the latest research on limes by experts in the field, ranging from botanical description to post-harvest handling and uses, it is the first book devoted specifically to this important commercial crop.
Lime is an important fruit crop throughout citrus producing regions of the world, with its own specific benefits, culture and marketplace, but producers face issues affecting successful cultivation and production. The book contains information on breeding, genetics and biodiversity of limes, orchard establishment, management, precision agriculture, pests and diseases.