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Peppers: botany, production and uses.

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This book (19 chapters) on pepper (Capsicum spp.) provides an overview of current research on ethnobotany, taxonomy, genetics, greenhouse production, tissue culture, transplant production, transplanters used in pepper production, stand establishment, fertilizer application and irrigation management, cropping systems, salt tolerance, organic production, metabolites, weed control, crown and root dis...


Chapter 2 (Page no: 14)

The taxonomy of the genus Capsicum.

This chapter covers the origin, evolution, taxonomy and geographical distribution (once endemic to the Americas, but is now distributed throughout the world, including Asia and Africa) of domesticated and wild Capsicum species, including C. annuum var. annuum, C. chinense, C. frutescens, C. baccatum var. pendulum and C. pubescens. A key to the domesticated species of Capsicum is presented.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Ethnobotany. Author(s): Perry, L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 29) Genetics. Author(s): Stommel, J. R. Albrecht, E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 57) Greenhouse production. Author(s): Lin WeiChin Saltveit, M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 72) Tissue culture of Capsicum species. Author(s): Santana-Buzzy, N. Bello-Bello, J. J. Iglesias-Andreu, L. Zúñiga-Aguilar, J. J. Canto-Flick, A. Avilés-Viñas, S. A. Lecona-Guzmán, C. A. Solís-Marroquín, D. Gómez-Uc, E. Balam-Uc, E. Arcos-Ortega, G. F. Mijangos-Cortés, J. O.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 87) Transplant production. Author(s): Grey, T. L. Webster, T. M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 100) Transplanters for use in pepper production. Author(s): Kumar, G. V. P. Hifjur Raheman
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 112) Stand establishment. Author(s): Leskovar, D. I. Kahn, B. A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 125) Pepper fertilization and irrigation management. Author(s): Santos, B. M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 137) Cropping systems for field production. Author(s): Kahn, B. A. Leskovar, D. I.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 150) Salt tolerance in pepper (Capsicum spp.). Author(s): Niu, G. H.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 165) Organic pepper production. Author(s): Ozores-Hampton, M. Roberts, P. Stansly, P. A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 176) Physiology of metabolites. Author(s): Frary, A. Frary, A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 189) Weed control. Author(s): Webber, C. L., III
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 203) Crown and root diseases of pepper. Author(s): Huang, C. H. Vallad, G. E.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 216) Pepper insects and their control. Author(s): Ghidiu, G. M. Kuhar, T. P.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 227) Pepper harvest technology. Author(s): Funk, P. A. Marshall, D. E.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 241) Postharvest requirements of peppers. Author(s): Gil, M. I. Tudela, J. A.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 255) Greenhouse pepper production economics. Author(s): Chaudhary, G. N. Mirza, M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Botany, Upham Hall, 76, Miami University, 501 East High Street, Oxford, OH 45056, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2012
  • ISBN
  • 9781845937676
  • Record Number
  • 20123048662