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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 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 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