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Cover for Carrot, celery and parsnip.

This chapter describes some fungal (including seedborne and soilborne) and viral diseases, including postharvest diseases, of three temperate vegetable crop species, namely Daucus carota subsp. sativus (carrot), Apium graveolens var. dulce [A. graveolens] (celery) and Pastinaca sativa (parsnip),...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937737)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fungal pathogens of turf grass, lawns and sports grass.

This chapter describes some diseases of turf grass, lawns and sports grass caused by fungi, including soil fungi. Information is given on the disease symptoms, causal agents and control measures, including the use of fungicides, cultural methods, and host resistance.

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937737)
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">Cucurbitaceae</i> - cucurbits, the vine crops.

This chapter identifies the most important species in the Cucurbitaceae family and discusses various aspects of their production in the tropics, including climatic requirements, types and cultivars, site and soil, crop establishment, flowering and pollination, harvesting, and pests and pathogens.

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">Solanaceae</i> - tomatoes and related crops.

This chapter focuses on the various aspects of the production of Solanaceae crops in the tropics, with emphasis on Lycopersicon esculentum [Solanum lycopersicum] (tomato), Capsicum annuum (sweet peppers, cayenne peppers, chillies), C. frutescens (chilli pepper), Solanum melongena (aubergine,...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937539)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

This chapter provides an introduction to vegetable production in the tropics and its impact on food security. It discusses the concept of subsistence farming and the importance of vegetables in the human diet. It also provides a classification of the different vegetables based on their morphology...

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">Araceae</i>, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Convolvulaceae</i>, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Dioscoreaceae</i>, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Euphorbiaceae</i> - tropical tubers.

This chapter covers the tropical production of vegetables in the families Araceae, Convolvulaceae, Dioscoraceae and Euphorbiaceae, commonly referred to as tropical tubers. Information is given on their climate and environment requirements, soil and site preparation, planting material and planting,...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937539)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Support for farmers.

This chapter focuses on the need to develop new schemes (research, extension and information services) to support subsistence vegetable farmers in developing countries. Participatory research and development, and in particular participatory plant breeding, is also briefly discussed.

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937539)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Reducing pre- and postharvest losses and marketing surpluses.

This chapter discusses ways in which pre- and post-harvest losses in vegetable crops can be reduced using for example pesticides and integrated pest management (IPM). It then outlines the types of markets where any surplus produce can be sold by the subsistence farmer.

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937539)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Crop preparation and management.

This paper discusses the different details considered when preparing the field for crop production. Topics covered include: equipment and tools (mechanized tools and hand tools); field and crop management (crop rotation; intercropping, companion planting, mixed planting; and weed control); growth...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937539)
Type
Book chapter

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