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Cucurbits.

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Description

This second edition, which is completely updated with new content and full-colour figures throughout, continues to provide complete coverage relating to the production of cucurbits, including cucumbers, gourds, muskmelons, pumpkins, squashes and watermelons. It provides up-to-date, succinct and authoritative knowledge on this variety of crops and reflects on significant advances in the areas of production, breeding and evolution. This new edition contains new chapters on abiotic stresses and cucurbits for health; includes major updates in research on the evolution, movement and distribution of species; explores new genetic resources and breeding advancements; delivers current information on methods of improving yield (e.g. grafting) and the management and resistance for pests and diseases; and has an updated list of the most recent taxonomic names. This book represents a current and comprehensive guide to cucurbits, highly illustrated and written in an accessible style. It is an essential resource for students, growers and researchers.

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Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) What are cucurbits? Author(s): Wehner, T. C. Naegele, R. P. Myers, J. R. Dhillon, N. P. S. Crosby, K.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 20) Crop evolution and diversity. Author(s): Wehner, T. C. Naegele, R. P. Myers, J. R. Dhillon, N. P. S. Crosby, K.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 29) Breeding and genetics. Author(s): Wehner, T. C. Naegele, R. P. Myers, J. R. Dhillon, N. P. S. Crosby, K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 52) Major crops. Author(s): Wehner, T. C. Naegele, R. P. Myers, J. R. Dhillon, N. P. S. Crosby, K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 96) Minor crops. Author(s): Wehner, T. C. Naegele, R. P. Myers, J. R. Dhillon, N. P. S. Crosby, K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 119) Cultural requirements. Author(s): Wehner, T. C. Naegele, R. P. Myers, J. R. Dhillon, N. P. S. Crosby, K.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 149) Fruit and seed production. Author(s): Wehner, T. C. Naegele, R. P. Myers, J. R. Dhillon, N. P. S. Crosby, K.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 165) Cucurbits for human health. Author(s): Wehner, T. C. Naegele, R. P. Myers, J. R. Dhillon, N. P. S. Crosby, K.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 179) Diseases and nematodes. Author(s): Wehner, T. C. Naegele, R. P. Myers, J. R. Dhillon, N. P. S. Crosby, K.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 207) Insects and spider mites. Author(s): Wehner, T. C. Naegele, R. P. Myers, J. R. Dhillon, N. P. S. Crosby, K.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 220) Abiotic stresses. Author(s): Wehner, T. C. Naegele, R. P. Myers, J. R. Dhillon, N. P. S. Crosby, K.