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Cover for Strawberry.

This chapter describes some diseases (including storage decay) of strawberry, caused by fungi (including soilborne), Oomycota and bacteria. Information is given on the disease symptoms, causal agents and control measures, such as the use of fungicides and bactericides, cultural methods, biological...

Author(s)
Saville, R.; Xu XiangMing; Berrie, A.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937737)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 <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">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 Site management, seeds and types of cultivars.

This chapter describes the impact of environment modifications on individual farm sites in enhancing crop production, with emphasis on the effects of windbreaks and temporary shelter. It discusses the role of "seeds" (seed as well as plantlet or propagules produced by vegetative propagation) in...

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 Seed quality control, handling and distribution.

This chapter focuses on the importance of seed quality and its determination using procedures specified by the International Seed Testing Association or the Association of Official Seed Analysts. The usefulness of seed legislation in ensuring that seeds which are offered for sale to farmers...

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

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