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Tropical vegetable production.

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Description

This volume consists of two parts. Part 1 comprises 6 chapters concerning the principles and practice of tropical vegetable production (including site, topography, soils and water; site management, seeds and types of cultivars; support for farmers; crop preparation and management; reducing pre- and postharvest losses and marketing surpluses). In Part 2, the crops have been mainly dealt with accord...

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Chapter 12 (Page no: 147)

Leafy vegetables.

This chapter focuses on the production of leafy vegetables by subsistence farmers in the tropics, with emphasis on species belonging to the following families: Asteraceae, Amaranthaceae, Basellaceae, Chenopodiaceae, Malvaceae, Portulacaceae. Information is given on their origin and types, site, soil and pH requirements, crop establishment, harvesting, storage, and pests and pathogens.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) Site, topography, soils and water. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 25) Site management, seeds and types of cultivars. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 38) Support for farmers. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 46) Crop preparation and management. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 60) Reducing pre- and postharvest losses and marketing surpluses. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 73) Alliaceae - onions and related crops. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 83) Cruciferae - crucifers. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 93) Cucurbitaceae - cucurbits, the vine crops. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 113) Solanaceae - tomatoes and related crops. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 132) Leguminosae - beans and related crops. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 162) Araceae, Convolvulaceae, Dioscoreaceae, Euphorbiaceae - tropical tubers. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 176) Andean tubers and roots and crops of the Lamiaceae and Apiaceae. Author(s): George, R. A. T.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 187) Gramineae and Cyperaceae. Author(s): George, R. A. T.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • University of Bath, Bath, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2011
  • ISBN
  • 9781845937539
  • Record Number
  • 20103382693