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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">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">Chenopodiaceae</i>.

This chapter describes the cultivars, soil pH and nutrient requirements, seed production methods, flowering and pollination, isolation requirements, harvesting, threshing, seed yield and 1000-grain weight, seed-borne pests and pathogens of Beta vulgaris subsp. esculenta (beetroot, red beet), B....

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">Asteraceae</i> (formerly <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Compositae</i>).

This chapter describes the origin, morphological types, cultivar description, soil pH and nutrient requirements, sowing, young plant establishment, irrigation, flowering, pollination, isolation period, roguing and selection, seed stalk emergence, seed development, harvesting, seed cleaning, seed...

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">Cruciferae</i>.

This chapter describes the cultivars, soil pH and nutrient requirements, irrigation, plant production, sowing, spacing, flowering, pollination, roguing stages, hybrid and basic seed production, harvesting, threshing, seed yield, 1000-grain weight, and seed-borne pathogens of cole crops...

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">Cucurbitaceae</i>.

This chapter describes the origins, types, cultivars, soil pH and nutrient requirements, sowing, spacing, plant establishment, flowering, pollination, isolation distance, roguing stages, harvesting, seed extraction and drying, seed yield, 1000-grain weight, stock seed production and seed-borne...

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">Leguminosae</i>.

This chapter describes the origin, morphological types, cultivars, soil pH and nutrient requirements, irrigation, sowing, flowering, pollination, isolation distance, roguing stages, harvesting, combining, seed yield, 1000-grain weight, and seed-borne pathogens of Pisum sativum sensu lato (pea,...

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">Solanaceae</i>.

This chapter describes the origin, morphological types, cultivars, soil pH and nutrient requirements, irrigation, sowing, spacing, rotation, flowering, pollination, isolation distance, roguing stages, harvesting, hybrid and basic seed production, seed extraction, separation, washing and drying,...

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">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 <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