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Cover for Diseases of temperate horticultural plants.

This book contains 25 chapters focusing on the various diseases of temperate fruit crops, vegetables, ornamentals and grasses, their characteristic symptoms and their causal agents (fungi, bacteria and viruses). The various measures used in the control of these pathogens are also presented.

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.; Fox, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937737)
Type
Book
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 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
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 Info
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 From landrace to modern plant breeding.

This chapter focuses on the role of seeds in agriculture and cultivar development, early development of crop domestication, cultivar nomenclature and importance of the subspecies. The role of plant breeders in cultivar development, formulation of breeding policy and its implementation,...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pollination, types of cultivar.

This chapter focuses on the importance of pollination and the use of insects, such as bees, as pollinators to increase seed yield. The various cultivar types (open-pollinated and hybrid cultivars) and the usefulness of transgenic technology and genetically modified organisms are discussed and the...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
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 Harvesting and processing.

This chapter focuses on the successive seed development, lodging, harvesting stage and accelerated drying of seed crops prior to seed harvest with the use of desiccants, defoliants and soil fumigants. The various harvesting systems and equipment, seed processing systems and equipment and drying...

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

This chapter focuses on the seed storage period, reasons for storage, preharvest field factors influencing the storage potential and the importance of seed moisture content and viability prior to storage. The importance of the storage environment, seed storage facility, storage in vapour-proof...

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