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Cover for Introduction to vegetable grafting.

This chapter describes the importance and use of vegetable grafting, discussing its history, purpose and scope, as well as the growing areas and the production of plantlets. The process of vegetable grafting, emphasizing the selection of rootstock and scion cultivars, is also described. An overview ...

Author(s)
Bie ZhiLong; Nawaz, M. A.; Huang Yuan; Lee JungMyung; Colla, G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648972)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic resources for rootstock breeding.

This chapter describes in detail the available germplasm resources for vegetable rootstock breeding. It discusses the genetic diversity in the Cucurbitaceae and Solanaceae, and describes the gene bank collections of these families. Current usage of genetic material in rootstocks (rootstocks for...

Author(s)
Pico, M. B.; Thompson, A. J.; Gisbert, C.; Yetİșİr, H.; Bebeli, P. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648972)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Vegetable seeds and crop establishment.

This chapter focuses on the various treatment and storage methods for prolonging the strage life of vegetable seeds. The importance of cultivar selection in selecting high quality, high yielding and disease-resistant cultivars with consumer appeal are discussed and the various crop establishment...

Author(s)
Welbaum, G. E.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645346)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Carrot, celery and parsnip.

This chapter describes some fungal (including seedborne and soilborne) and viral diseases, including postharvest diseases, of three temperate vegetable crop species, namely Daucus carota subsp. sativus (carrot), Apium graveolens var. dulce [A. graveolens] (celery) and Pastinaca sativa (parsnip),...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937737)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Site management, seeds and types of cultivars.

This chapter describes the impact of environment modifications on individual farm sites in enhancing crop production, with emphasis on the effects of windbreaks and temporary shelter. It discusses the role of "seeds" (seed as well as plantlet or propagules produced by vegetative propagation) in...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937539)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Recommended CA storage conditions for selected crops.

This chapter presents recommended CA storage conditions for 109 crop species (horticultural and field crops) and, in some cases, for cultivars within a species. Information on optimum CO2 and O2 regimes, temperature and storage duration, and on the effects of these factors on crop quality and...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936464)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Role of integrated pest management in food and nutritional security.

This chapter discusses the role of integrated pest management (IPM) in reducing crop losses due to insect pests, in increasing crop productivity and thus food security. The essential ingredients of IPM are mentioned, i.e. knowledge of farmers about the crop, pest and predator biology, use of...

Author(s)
Shankar, U.; Abrol, D. P.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938086)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Organization.

This chapter discusses the role, classification (botanical or taxonomic), morphological types, importance and cultivar identification of vegetables. The seed supply, seed industry development, seed policies for 'countries in transmission' (countries that are re-emerging as independent nations...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935214)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Chenopodiaceae</i>.

This chapter describes the cultivars, soil pH and nutrient requirements, seed production methods, flowering and pollination, isolation requirements, harvesting, threshing, seed yield and 1000-grain weight, seed-borne pests and pathogens of Beta vulgaris subsp. esculenta (beetroot, red beet), B....

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935214)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Asteraceae</i> (formerly <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Compositae</i>).

This chapter describes the origin, morphological types, cultivar description, soil pH and nutrient requirements, sowing, young plant establishment, irrigation, flowering, pollination, isolation period, roguing and selection, seed stalk emergence, seed development, harvesting, seed cleaning, seed...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935214)
Type
Book chapter

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