Journal of Horticulture

Journal of Horticulture
Open Access

ISSN: 2376-0354

Yanyun Wang

Kunming Advanced Tissue Culture Company, Kunming, China

  • Research Article   
    In vitro Derived Black Pepper Plants Used to Establish a Plantation
    Author(s): Xianxin Meng, Yanyun Wang and A.G. Watson*

    Black pepper, Piper nigrum L, is grown in the wet tropics, almost exclusively by smallholder farmers. They generally establish new plantations using rooted stem cuttings from their own vines, which can carry diseases, and which have no identity preservation. Current black pepper production is unsustainable because of unsafe, increasingly expensive hand harvesting and prevalent use of non-compliant pesticides. Black pepper marketing companies are establishing large-scale plantations to assure sustainable compliant supplies, creating a need for true-to-type, disease-free planting material, which is presently unavailable. The objective of the study was to develop and demonstrate technology for in vitro multiplication of black pepper on a commercial scale and establishment of large-scale plantations of disease-free plants of desirable varieties. Production of large numbers of black pepper ro.. Read More»

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