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Vegetable Brassicas and Related Crucifers

Vegetable Brassicas and Related Crucifers

Crop Production Science in Horticulture

By G Dixon, University of Reading, UK

November 2006 / Paperback / 416 Pages / 9780851993959 £44.99 / €60.00 / $74.95
With 10% online discount: £40.49 / €54.00 / $67.46
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Main Description

The Brassica crops provide the greatest diversity of products derived from a single genus. As vegetables they deliver leaves, flowers, stems and roots that are used either fresh or in processed forms. This book covers the Occidental crops derived from B. oleracea (cole or cabbage group) and Oriental types from B. rapa (Chinese cabbage and its relatives). Both groups are of immense importance for human nutrition, containing vital vitamins and cancer preventing substances.

  • 1: Origins and Diversity of Brassica and its Relatives
  • 2: Breeding, Genetics and Models
  • 3: Seed and Seedling Management
  • 4: Developmental Physiology
  • 5: Crop Agronomy
  • 6: Competitive Ecology and Sustainable Production
  • 7: Pests and Pathogens
  • 8: Post Harvest Quality and Value
Dixon has done an exemplary job in making horticultural sense out of botanical chaos in this remarkable book
Acta Horticulturae 2007