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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 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 <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gramineae</i> - cross-fertilized cereals.

This chapter focuses on the origins and types, cropping site selection, cultivar classification, pollination and isolation, seed crop establishment, roguing, harvesting, drying and seed processing of cross pollinated Poaceae crops. The important pests and diseases of these cereals are also...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Leguminosae</i> - temperate and tropical forage legumes.

This chapter documents the origins and cultivar types, crop establishment and management, harvesting, roguing, seed production, processing and storage, as well as pathogens and pests of temperate and tropical forage legumes. The clover species suitable for temperate regions include: Trifolium...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Amaranthaceae</i>.

This chapter focuses on the origins and types, cultivar classification, cropping sites, pollination and isolation, seed crop establishment, roguing, harvesting, drying and seed processing of grain amaranths. The important pests and diseases of the Amaranthaceae family are also presented.

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gramineae</i>.

This chapter describes the cultivars, soil pH and nutrient requirements, sowing, spacing, irrigation, flowering, pollination, isolation distance, roguing stages, hybrid seed production, harvesting, seed yield, 1000-grain weight, insect pests and seed-borne pathogens of Zea mays (sweetcorn, corn on...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935214)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agronomy.

This chapter presents examples of seed production areas (including parts of North America, especially the Pacific Northwest, northern Italy, Hungary and parts of Australasia), which have established based on agroclimatic and soil conditions, and the modification of the environment by using shelter...

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