9780813432038

Producing Vegetable Crops

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  • ISBN13:

    9780813432038

  • ISBN10:

    0813432030

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/15/2001
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

This college text deals with the principles, production practices, management, and handling of vegetables. Its purpose is to provide complete, reliable, and up-to-date information on all phases of vegetable production. This edition features new material and increased emphasis on plant growth and development.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
The Vegetable Industry
1(32)
Classifying Vegetables
33(10)
Plant Growth and Development
43(16)
R. D. Morse
Breeding and Improving Vegetables
59(16)
Crop Establishment: Transplanting and Direct-Field Seeding
75(28)
F. J. Sundstrom
Soil Management and Fertilization
103(26)
Weed Management in Vegetables
129(16)
Irrigating and Mulching
145(18)
W. H. Shoemaker
Controlling Insects and Diseases
163(18)
Postharvest Handling of Vegetables
181(28)
E. L. Kerbel
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering in Vegetable Production
209(12)
Perennial Crops---Asparagus, Rhubarb, and Globe Artichokes
221(24)
Garden Beans---Snap Beans, Lima Beans, and Other Beans (Scarlet Runner Beans, Cowpeas, Asparagus Beans, Catiang Beans, Garden Soybeans, Fava Beans, Garbanzo Beans, Mung Beans)
245(22)
Cole Crops---Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Related Crops (Brussels Sprouts, Kohlrabi, Chinese Cabbage)
267(26)
Root Crops---Carrots, Beets, and Related Vegetables (Horseradish, Parsnips, Radishes, Rutabagas, Turnips, Jerusalem Artichokes)
293(30)
Celery
323(16)
Cucumbers
339(18)
Lettuce and Other Leafy Salad Vegetables (Endive---Escarole, Chicory)
357(22)
Melons---Muskmelons, Cantaloupes, Watermelons, and Honeydews
379(22)
W. H. Shoemaker
Onions and Related Alliums (Garlic, Leek, Chives, Shallots)
401(26)
Peas
427(14)
Peppers
441(14)
F. J. Sundstrom
Potatoes
455(26)
Spinach and Other Leafy Vegetable Greens (Collards, Kale, Chard, Mustards, New Zealand Spinach, Dandelions)
481(18)
Sweet Corn
499(22)
Sweet Potatoes
521(18)
Tomatoes
539(26)
Other Vegetables --- Eggplants, Pumpkins and Squashes, Okra, Salsify, Celeriac, Florence Fennel, Orach, Parsley
565(18)
Controlled Environment Vegetable Production
583(20)
Home Vegetable Gardening
603(14)
Appendix 617(12)
Glossary 629(10)
Index 639

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