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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mangifera indica</i> mango.

This chapter focuses on the origin, morphological and physiological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods, cryopreservation of embryos and molecular genetics of mangoes (Mangifera indica). The importance of genetic manipulation in improving the fruit...

Author(s)
Litz, R. E.; Hormaza, J. I.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lettuce.

This chapter focuses on the seed germination, head formation, flower induction, vernalization and seed production of lettuce. The various factors determining the productivity and physiological disorders of the principal types of lettuce, i.e. crisphead, butterhead and leaf lettuce, are also...

Author(s)
Wien, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts.

This chapter focuses on juvenile period, development and morphology of curd and head, effects of environmental factors in curd and head induction, cultivar differences, effects of plant growth regulators, flower induction, bud formation, factors determining productivity, and physiological disorders ...

Author(s)
Wien, H. C.; Stützel, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 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 ...

Author(s)
Drost, D. T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recording.

Careful recording is an important component of field trialling. In addition to the target traits of interest, all conditions that appear during the trial should be recorded as well as anything unusual or noteworthy. All the data are used in assessing the value of the materials being tested....

Author(s)
Sitepu, B.; Laksono, N. D.; Setiawati, U.; Nur, F.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Anwar, Y.; Widodo, P.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241396)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Peppers.

This chapter focuses on seed germination, vegetative growth, flowering, flower development, fruit set, fruit growth and maturation, crop production, and physiological disorders of pepper.

Author(s)
Yasuor, H.; Wien, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Potato.

This chapter focuses on the history, nutritive value and importance and morphological and phenological characteristics of potatoes. Information on the growth and development, cultivation, dry matter content of tubers, environmental factors affecting tuber bulking and yield, carbohydrate metabolism...

Author(s)
Rosen, C. J.; Gupta, S. K.; Souza, E. F. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The cucurbits.

This chapter focuses on evolution, taxonomy, germination and seedling growth, flower differentiation, effects of environment and growth hormones on sex expression, flowering time, pollination, pollen germination, pollen growth, fruit set, parthenocarpy, fruit development, fruit dominance,...

Author(s)
Chen, T. W.; Stützel, H.; Wien, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Peas.

This chapter focuses on the genetics, physiology, seed anatomy and germination, vegetative growth, nitrogen fixation, flower formation, pod and seed development and senescence of peas. Information on the various factors affecting productivity, physiological disorders and pea types are also...

Author(s)
Davies, P. J.; Muehlbauer, F. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Carrot physiological disorders and crop adaptation to stress.

Several disorders mainly of abiotic origin can occur on carrots, causing problems of varying degrees for producers. They are often responses to lack or excess of essential crop nutrients, light, moisture or temperature. Other factors may be poor soil structure, poor aeration, soil compaction, high...

Author(s)
Villeneuve, F.; Geoffriau, E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
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