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Cover for Seed biology and modes of regeneration.

Seed biology and modes of regeneration are important criteria for management of threatened species and are highlighted in this chapter. Information on the ecological requirements at the seed and seedling stages is vital both for conservation and rehabilitation and is seldom articulated in...

Author(s)
Choudhury, B. I.; Khan, M. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391988)
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 Cucurbits for human health.

Cucurbit fruits are comparable in nutrient content to other fruits and vegetables and are exceptional for high pro-vitamin A content of some cultivars of squash and melon, and the abundant oil and protein in seeds of Telfairia, Cucurbita and other cucurbits. Cucurbits are a good source of...

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Material preparation.

The aim of oil palm trialling is to evaluate field performance among a range of genotypes and to select those of interest. A basic necessity is the provision of good quality planting material, usually produced from deliberate cross-pollinations. Details of methods in pre-trialling activities, i.e....

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
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Cover for The physiology of vegetable crops.

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,...

Author(s)
Wien, H. C.; Stützel, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Seed storage, germination, quality, and enhancements.

To fully comprehend the complexities of vegetable crop growth and development, we must understand seed physiology related to storage, germination, quality, and enhancements. The challenge is to present an in-depth knowledge of vegetable seeds that covers considerable diversity with respect to...

Author(s)
Taylor, A. G.
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
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Cover for Sweet corn.

This chapter focuses on the cultivation history, economics, nutritive value and various factors determining crop quality in sweet corn. Information on endosperm mutants and germination in sweet corn, growing, harvesting and conditioning high-sugar sweet corn seed, plant anatomy and development and...

Author(s)
Tracy, W. F.; Shuler, S.; Dodson-Swenson, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava: breeding and genetics.

This chapter focuses on the various objectives and selection criteria used in cassava breeding. Information on the other aspects of cassava breeding, such as sexual reproduction and sterility, crossing techniques and true seed production, selection methods and programmes, heritability of major...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava: agronomy.

This chapter focuses on the various factors affecting the success of cassava cultivation, such as seed systems and propagule selection, soil preparation, plant densities and crop establishment, intercropping, weeding, fertilizer application and nutrient disorders and harvesting.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter

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