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Author: Sheikh M. Sultan

No Photo Total Articles: 6 | Total Views: 2352 | Points Scored: 5,352

City: Srinagar | State: Jammu and Kashmir, India

About Me: Sr. Scientist working at NBPGR (National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources) Regional Station Srinagar. My interest is in management of PGR(Plant Genetic Resources)

Articles by Sheikh M. Sultan:
  • Minor Millets - Potential to Save the Poor from Starvation ( 74 reads)   

    Millets are small grained nutritious cereals once grown commonly but now their cultivation has declined drastically.These ancient grains are now increasingly being rediscovered as 'quality health food' capable of safeguarding our food and nutritional security, besides enhancing the livelihood of poor farmers around the globe. - Category: Agriculture
  • Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) - Threatened Golden Crop of Kashmir ( 171 reads)   

    Crocus sativus L. famously known as saffron is a herbaceous perennial cormous plant producing 6-tepalled violet flowers having three pronged style with each prong terminating into a vivid 25-30 mm long scarlet stigma which are widely used as herbal medicine or food coloring, and as a flavoring agent.Saffron is the most expensive farmed agricultural product. - Category: Agriculture
  • Amaranth - A Potential Multipurpose Underexploited Crop ( 249 reads)   

    Amaranth (Amaranthus L.) is a short duration, low input underexploited multipurpose crop used as vegetable, grain crop, medicinal, forage and as an ornamental plant.It is a pseudocereal as its tiny grains rich in proteins and starch are used like cereals, although it does not come under grass family Gramineae (Poaceae) to which cereals like wheat, rice and maize belong.Considering its agronomic and nutritional importance amaranth is projected to be a crop for future. - Category: Agriculture
  • Wild Caraway- A useful plant of Jammu and Kashmir, India ( 349 reads)   

    Carum carvi L. commonly called as caraway belongs to the family Apiaceae grows wild in Leh, Nubra, Suru, Zanaskar valleys and Drass area of Ladakh province besides in Gurez area and at some other places of Kashmir province of Jammu and Kashmir.The leaves, roots and fruits of this plant are useful.Its fruits which are commonly but erroneously called as seeds are endowed with medicinal properties are primarily used as spice and condiment. - Category: Agriculture
  • Sea Buckthorn: Vulnerable Wonder Plant of Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir ( 758 reads)   

    Sea buckthorn (Hippophae L.) is a wonder plant of Ladakh and named as 'Leh berry' produces small orange or yellow colored berries which are sour in taste but rich in vitamins especially vitamin C.Many sea buckthorn products having nutritional and medicinal value are now commercialized. - Category: Agriculture
  • Black Caraway - A highly valuable but endangered plant genetic resource of Jammu and Kashmir ( 751 reads)   

    This small article is about a valuable but endangered wild species of Bunium persicum used as a spice and medicinal plant in Jammu & Kashmir - Category: Agriculture

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