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Vegetable seed production.

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This third edition includes summaries at salient points within the first six chapters, dealing with the principles and practice of vegetable seed production. A suggested further reading list is provided at the conclusion of each of the 16 chapters. The general updating of this third edition has included more detail on 'organic' seed and its production, and also considerations on genetically modifi...

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Chapter 10 (Page no: 162)

Cucurbitaceae.

This chapter describes the origins, types, cultivars, soil pH and nutrient requirements, sowing, spacing, plant establishment, flowering, pollination, isolation distance, roguing stages, harvesting, seed extraction and drying, seed yield, 1000-grain weight, stock seed production and seed-borne pathogens of Citrullus lanatus (watermelon, egusi), Cucumis melo (cantaloupe, melon, sweet melon), Cucumis sativus (cucumber), Cucurbita maxima (pumpkin, winter squash, Chinese pumpkin, crookneck squash), Cucurbita moschata (pumpkin, winter squash), Cucurbita mixta (pumpkin, winter squash), and Cucurbita pepo (marrow, vegetable marrow, courgette).

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Organization. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 37) Principles of seed production. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 50) Agronomy. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 75) Harvesting and processing. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 91) Storage. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 104) Seed handling, quality control and distribution. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 116) Chenopodiaceae. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 129) Asteraceae (formerly Compositae). Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 140) Cruciferae. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 181) Leguminosae. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 202) Solanaceae. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 226) Apiaceae (formerly Umbelliferae). Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 251) Alliaceae. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 264) Gramineae. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 270) Amaranthaceae and Malvaceae. Author(s): George, R. A. T.