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Tropical vegetable production.

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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 7 (Page no: 73)

Alliaceae - onions and related crops.

This chapter focuses on the cultivation of Alliaceae and its contribution in addressing food security issues in the tropics. The most important vegetable crops in this family include Allium cepa (onion and shallot), A. sativum (garlic), A. fistulosum (Japanese bunching onion, Welsh onion), A. tuberosum (Chinese chives), and A. chinense syn. A. bakeri (rakkyo). The chapter covers information on cultivars and types; soil, drainage, pH and nutrient requirements; sowing and crop establishment; planting and crop production; harvesting; storage; pest 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: 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: 12 (Page no: 147) Leafy vegetables. 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.