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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 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 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 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 Reducing pre- and postharvest losses and marketing surpluses.

This chapter discusses ways in which pre- and post-harvest losses in vegetable crops can be reduced using for example pesticides and integrated pest management (IPM). It then outlines the types of markets where any surplus produce can be sold by the subsistence farmer.

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937539)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Site, topography, soils and water.

This paper discusses the main considerations from the point of view of vegetable crop production, drawing attention to all the prevailing and limiting factors which the farmer has to face. The main requirements considered here include site security, access to markets, topography, soil and water...

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 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 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 Vegetable seed production.

This third edition includes summaries at salient points within the first six chapters, dealing with the principles and practice of vegetable seed production. A suggested further reading list is provided at the conclusion of each of the 16 chapters. The general updating of this third edition has...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935214)
Type
Book