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Vegetable production and practices.

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This book contains 22 chapters focusing on some of the current and traditional issues surrounding vegetable production, handling and consumption and vegetable safety. Chapters on the requirements for plant growth and development are presented and some of the more serious vegetable pests are discussed. Chapters on less traditional vegetables, such as rhubarb, horseradish and mushrooms are also high...

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Chapter 15 (Page no: 289)

Family Convolvulaceae.

This chapter focuses on the origin and history, botany and life cycle and types and cultivars of sweet potatoes (family Convolvulaceae). The production and culture, nutritive value, pests, diseases, weeds and physiological disorders of this crop are also presented.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Vegetable history, nomenclature, and classification. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 16) Tillage and cropping systems. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 27) Vegetable seeds and crop establishment. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 47) Fertilization and mineral nutrition requirements for growing vegetables. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 66) Irrigation of vegetable crops. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 80) Mulches. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 90) Protected culture. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 107) Organic and sustainable vegetable production. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 127) Vegetable safety. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 136) Family Cucurbitaceae. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 176) Family Solanaceae. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 222) Family Asteraceae. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 248) Family Poaceae. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 267) Family Amaryllidaceae, subfamily Allioideae. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 304) Family Brassicaceae. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 349) Family Amaranthaceae, subfamily Chenopodiaceae. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 369) Family Asparagaceae. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 382) Family Polygonaceae. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 390) Family Fabaceae. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 415) Family Apiaceae. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 441) Family Agaricaceae. Author(s): Welbaum, G. E.

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