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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 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,...

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">Leguminosae</i> - beans and related crops.

This chapter focuses on the production of Leguminosae [Fabaceae] (which includes grain legumes, fodder legumes and vegetable legumes) in the tropics. The agronomy of the following species is specifically covered: Phaseolus vulgaris (dwarf bean, French bean, green bean, snap bean); Phaseolus lunatus ...

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">Cruciferae</i> - crucifers.

This chapter focuses on the various aspects of the production of crucifers (Brassicaceae) in the tropics, with emphasis on their origin and types, soil and site requirements, crop establishment, crop production, 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">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">Gramineae</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cyperaceae</i>.

This chapter focuses on the various aspects of the production of Gramineae [Poaceae] (including cereal grain crops, grasses, and grain and vegetable crops exemplified by Zea mays) and Cyperaceae (including some nut crops) in the tropics, with emphasis on site, soil and nutrient requirements, sowing ...

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">Gramineae</i> - self-fertilized cereals.

This chapter focuses on the origins and types, cropping site selection, pollination and isolation, seed crop establishment, roguing, harvesting, drying and seed processing of self-fertilized Poaceae. The important pests and diseases of these cereals 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">Gramineae</i> - cross-fertilized cereals.

This chapter focuses on the origins and types, cropping site selection, cultivar classification, pollination and isolation, seed crop establishment, roguing, harvesting, drying and seed processing of cross pollinated Poaceae crops. The important pests and diseases of these cereals are also...

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">Gramineae</i> - temperate, prairie and tropical grasses.

This chapter deals with three groups of grasses, namely: temperate grasses (Lolium, Festuca, Dactylis, Phleum and Bromus); prairie grasses (Agropyron, Andropogon, Phalaris and Elymus), which are mainly produced for areas with a continental climate of predominantly cold winters followed by hot...

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">Leguminosae</i> - temperate and tropical forage legumes.

This chapter documents the origins and cultivar types, crop establishment and management, harvesting, roguing, seed production, processing and storage, as well as pathogens and pests of temperate and tropical forage legumes. The clover species suitable for temperate regions include: Trifolium...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter