Vegetable Production

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Springer Science & Business Media, 1989 - Cooking - 657 pages
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This is an up-to-date comprehensive text and reference on vegetable production in America and Canada for vegetable growers, handlers and marketers. Divided into three parts, this book discusses principles of vegetable production, explores the science and technology of vegetable crops (covering 12 major crop areas) and provides a glossary of terms used throughout. Nonnecke relates the most useful technology to each topic covered and emphasizes the key role of good husbandry as well as the opportunity for each region to deliver seasonably or year-round abundant, high-quality produce.
  

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Contents

Scope of the Vegetable Industry
3
THE PRESENT
9
THE FUTURE
19
Classification of Vegetables
21
Seed Production
32
DEVELOPING NEW CULTIVARS
34
HOW THE SEED INDUSTRY FUNCTIONS
36
TYPES OF SEED PRODUCTION
38
Solanaceous Crops Potato Tomato Pepper Eggplant
175
TOMATO
200
PEPPER
229
EGGPLANT
240
Legumes Pulse Crops
251
BEAN
268
LIMA BEAN
280
BROAD BEAN
285

SEED QUALITY
39
SEED FORMATION
41
Soils
44
MAJOR SOIL TYPES
45
THE ROLE OF SOIL CHEMICALS
49
MICRONUTRIENTS
53
ORGANIC MATTER
54
SOILTISSUE TESTING
57
VEGETABLE TILLAGE AND THE SOIL
58
SOILLESS MEDIA
64
Environmental Modifiers Influencing Vegetable Production
66
CLIMATE
67
TEMPERATURE
70
WATER
75
LIGHT
89
WIND
93
PESTS
96
WEEDS
98
INSECTS
101
DISEASES
108
THE ROLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS
119
Mechanizing Vegetable Production
126
SEEDBED PREPARATION
127
SEEDING
128
TRANSPLANTING
129
CULTIVATION
131
IRRIGATION
132
SPRAYINGDUSTING
134
HARVESTING
135
POSTHARVEST HANDLING
141
STORAGE
142
OTHER TYPES OF MECHANIZATION
143
SUMMARY
145
Postharvest Handling
146
TEMPERATURE
147
RESPIRATION
150
WATER REQUIREMENTS
153
ETHYLENE
154
QUALITY AND POSTHARVEST VEGETABLES
156
The Marketplace
159
MAJOR FACTORS COMPLICATING MARKETING OF VEGETABLES
160
THE MARKET POSSIBILITIES
162
THE RETAIL IMPACT ON VEGETABLE PRODUCTION
165
THE CONSUMER
166
THE GROWERS ROLE
167
THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF VEGETABLE CROPS
173
BEAN SPROUT
288
Bulbs
294
GARLIC
312
LEEK
316
Roots
320
PARSNIP
334
CELERIAC
337
RADISH
339
BEET
347
RUTABAGA
353
TURNIP
362
Cole CropsBrassica oleracea
369
CABBAGE
373
CAULIFLOWER
382
BROCCOLI
394
BRUSSELS SPROUT
400
KALE AND COLLARDS
404
KOHLRABI
408
Sweet Corn
415
Mushrooms
439
The Leafy Crops
450
ENDIVE AND CHICORY
466
CHINESE CABBAGE
472
SPINACH
476
Petiole Crops
485
SWISS CHARD
500
Cucumbers Squashes and Melons
505
CUCUMBER
509
PUMPKIN SQUASH MARROW AND WHITEFLOWERED GOURD
526
WATERMELON
541
MUSKMELON
550
Perennials
570
ARTICHOKE
580
RHUBARB
584
JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE
588
HORSERADISH
591
Herbs or Potherbs
597
Okra
608
Tropicals
613
SWEET POTATO
614
DASHEENTARO
624
YAM
629
Glossary
633
Index
645
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