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Vegetable production and practices / Gregory E. Welbaum.

By: Welbaum, G. E. (Gregory E.).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxfordshire, UK : CABI, 2015Description: ix, 476 p. : ill., photos. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781845938024 (pbk.); 9781780645346 (hdk.).Subject(s): Vegetables | Asparagus | Beans | Mushrooms | Tillage | Crops | Cucumbers | Watermelons | Pumpkin | Potatoes | Eggplant | Tomatoes | Artichoke | Corn | Onions | Garlic | Leeks | Organic gardening | Green pepperDDC classification: 635.04
Contents:
1. Vegetable history, nomenclature, and classification - - 2. Tillage and cropping systems - - 3. Vegetable seeds and crop establishment - - 4. Fertilization and mineral nutrition requirements for growing vegetables - - 5. Irrigation of vegetable crops - - 6. Mulches - - 7. Protected culture - - 8. Organic and sustainable vegetable production - - 9. Vegetable safety - - 10. Family Cucurbitaceae : cucumber, netted and mixed melons, watermelon, pumpkins and squash - - 11. Family Solanaceae : potato, peppers, eggplant, tomato - - 12. Family Asteraceae : lettuce, endive, and chicory, globe artichoke and cardoon - - 13. Family Poaceae : sweet corn, popcorn, and ornamental corn - - 14. Family Amaryllidaceae, Subfamily Allioideae : onions and garlic, leek, shallots, and chives - - 15. Family Convolvulaceae : sweetpotato - - 16. Family Brassicaceae : Genus Brassica, Asian Brassicas, root crops, other crops - - 17. Family Amaranthaceae, Subfamily Chenopodiaceae : beets and chard, spinach, New Zealand spinach and orach - - 18. Family Asparagaceae : asparagus - - 19. Family Polygonaceae : rhubarb - - 20. Family Fabaceae : beans and peas - - 21. Family Apiaceae : carrot, celery, minor crops in the family Apiaceae - - 22. Family Agaricaceae : mushrooms - - Index.
Subject: This comprehensive new textbook takes a scientific approach to explaining the principles of modern, conventional and sustainable commercial vegetable production. The book describes the basic botany of vegetables, environmental requirements for successful growth and development, mineral nutrition, field establishment, harvesting methods, and post-harvest handling practices. Introducing the use of molecular biology for genetic improvement of crops, this book reviews issues specific to individual vegetable crops by family, including their diseases, harvesting and quality attricutes, and role in human health.
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1. Vegetable history, nomenclature, and classification - - 2. Tillage and cropping systems - - 3. Vegetable seeds and crop establishment - - 4. Fertilization and mineral nutrition requirements for growing vegetables - - 5. Irrigation of vegetable crops - - 6. Mulches - - 7. Protected culture - - 8. Organic and sustainable vegetable production - - 9. Vegetable safety - - 10. Family Cucurbitaceae : cucumber, netted and mixed melons, watermelon, pumpkins and squash - - 11. Family Solanaceae : potato, peppers, eggplant, tomato - - 12. Family Asteraceae : lettuce, endive, and chicory, globe artichoke and cardoon - - 13. Family Poaceae : sweet corn, popcorn, and ornamental corn - - 14. Family Amaryllidaceae, Subfamily Allioideae : onions and garlic, leek, shallots, and chives - - 15. Family Convolvulaceae : sweetpotato - - 16. Family Brassicaceae : Genus Brassica, Asian Brassicas, root crops, other crops - - 17. Family Amaranthaceae, Subfamily Chenopodiaceae : beets and chard, spinach, New Zealand spinach and orach - - 18. Family Asparagaceae : asparagus - - 19. Family Polygonaceae : rhubarb - - 20. Family Fabaceae : beans and peas - - 21. Family Apiaceae : carrot, celery, minor crops in the family Apiaceae - - 22. Family Agaricaceae : mushrooms - - Index.

This comprehensive new textbook takes a scientific approach to explaining the principles of modern, conventional and sustainable commercial vegetable production. The book describes the basic botany of vegetables, environmental requirements for successful growth and development, mineral nutrition, field establishment, harvesting methods, and post-harvest handling practices. Introducing the use of molecular biology for genetic improvement of crops, this book reviews issues specific to individual vegetable crops by family, including their diseases, harvesting and quality attricutes, and role in human health.

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