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The physiology of vegetable crops.

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This book on the physiology of vegetable crops focuses on the activities and functions of vegetables, defined as herbaceous plants that are harvested for edible parts that can be consumed fresh or with little preparation. Physiology deals with the growth and development processes of these plants, and while this book is focused primarily on the organ and whole-plant level, brief mention of cellular...

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Chapter 19 (Page no: 457)

Asparagus.

Asparagus belongs in the family Asparagaceae with approximately 300 species spread throughout the world. In addition to the widely grown edible asparagus (A. officinalis) and regionally unique A. maritimus, there are numerous important ornamental species including A. sprengeri (asparagus fern) and A. plumosus, A. laricinus and A. racemosus (used in the florist trade). Most of the information on the physiology of asparagus has been gleaned from the edible form. This chapter focuses on what we know about A. officinalis bud, spear, and root growth, carbohydrate (CHO) production and accumulation, and their relation to crop productivity. Physiological disorders of asparagus are also described. Additional efforts are needed to exploit the genetic potential of asparagus in ways that increase productivity, decrease pest pressures, and enhance longevity, which will significantly increase the sustainability of asparagus.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Seed storage, germination, quality, and enhancements. Author(s): Taylor, A. G.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 31) Transplanting. Author(s): Leskovar, D. I.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 61) Regulation of flowering in crop plants. Author(s): Wigge, P. A. Jaeger KatjaE.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 71) Abiotic stress effects on vegetable crops. Author(s): Wien, H. C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 94) Models of vegetable growth and development. Author(s): Stützel, H. Chen T. W.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 117) Correlative growth in vegetable plants. Author(s): Wien, H. C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 138) Tomato. Author(s): Heuvelink, E. Okello, R. C. O. Peet, M. Giovannoni, J. J. Dorais, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 179) Peppers. Author(s): Yasuor, H. Wien, H. C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 209) Potato. Author(s): Rosen, C. J. Gupta, S. K. Souza, E. F. C.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 244) The cucurbits. Author(s): Chen, T. W. Stützel, H. Wien, H. C.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 271) Phaseolus beans. Author(s): Rao, I. M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 287) Peas. Author(s): Davies, P. J. Muehlbauer, F. J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 317) Sweet corn. Author(s): Tracy, W. F. Shuler, S. Dodson-Swenson, H.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 333) Lettuce. Author(s): Wien, H. C.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 357) Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. Author(s): Wien, H. C. Stützel, H.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 389) Glucosinolates in Brassica. Author(s): Neugart, S. Hanschen, F. S. Schreiner, M.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 399) The root vegetables: beet, carrot, parsnip, and turnip. Author(s): Goldman, I. L.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 421) Allium crops. Author(s): Rabinowitch, H. D. Goldstein, R. K.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-4820, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2020
  • ISBN
  • 9781786393777
  • Record Number
  • 20203203605