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Cover for Agricultural seed production.

This book has 14 chapters focusing on the principles and practice of agricultural seed production of the main agricultural crop species of importance as sources of food and feed. The taxonomy of these major crop species, either as single or groups of families, and their specific seed production...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agronomy.

This chapter presents examples of seed production areas (including parts of North America, especially the Pacific Northwest, northern Italy, Hungary and parts of Australasia), which have established based on agroclimatic and soil conditions, and the modification of the environment by using shelter...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935214)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agronomy, maintenance of cultivar purity and organic crops.

This chapter focuses on the different seed production areas and their selection based on agroclimatic factors and soil requirements. The seed producer's commitment to seed production in order to achieve a high quality seed lot coupled with high yield without unnecessary inputs or expenditure are...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Alliaceae</i>.

This chapter describes the origin, morphological types, cultivars, soil pH and nutrient requirements, irrigation, crop husbandry, flowering, pollination, isolation distance, roguing stages, hybrid and basic seed production, harvesting, threshing, seed extraction and processing, seed yield,...

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">Alliaceae</i> - 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....

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937539)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Amaranthaceae</i>.

This chapter focuses on the origins and types, cultivar classification, cropping sites, pollination and isolation, seed crop establishment, roguing, harvesting, drying and seed processing of grain amaranths. The important pests and diseases of the Amaranthaceae family are also presented.

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Amaranthaceae</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Malvaceae</i>.

This chapter describes the cultivars, soil pH and nutrient requirements, sowing, irrigation, flowering, pollination, isolation distance, roguing stages, harvesting, seed extraction, seed yield, 1000-grain weight, and seed-borne pathogens of some species belonging to Amaranthaceae, namely Amaranthus ...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935214)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Andean tubers and roots and crops of the <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Lamiaceae</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apiaceae</i>.

This chapter focuses on the tropical production of the following eight crop species known collectively as Andean tubers and roots, i.e. Oxalis tuberosa, Ullucus tuberosus, Tropaeolum tuberosum, Mirabilis expansa, Lepidium meyenii, Solanum × juzepczukii and Solanum × curtilobum, Arracacia...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937539)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apiaceae</i> (formerly <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Umbelliferae</i>).

This chapter describes the origin, morphological types, cultivars, soil pH and nutrient requirements, irrigation, flowering, pollination, isolation distance, roguing stages, harvesting, seed yield, 1000-grain weight, hybrid seed production, and seed-borne pathogens of Daucus carota subsp. sativus...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935214)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Apple and pear.

This chapter describes both fungal and bacterial diseases (including soilborne) of apple and pear, and their control, using pesticides, cultural methods, resistant rootstocks and other methods. The major fungal diseases of apple in most temperate regions are scab (Venturia inaequalis) and powdery...

Author(s)
Luz, J. P.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937737)
Type
Book chapter

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