Onions and Other Vegetable Alliums

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CABI, Jan 1, 2008 - Science - 454 pages
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Relates the production and utilization of onions and other vegetable allium crops to the many aspects of plant science underpinning their production and storage technologies. This book covers species and crop types, plant structure, genetics and breeding, physiology of growth and development as well as pests and diseases.
 

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Contents

1 THE CLASSIFICATION ORIGINS DISTRIBUTION AND ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF THE MAJOR VEGETABLE CROPS
1
2 THE STRUCTURE OF EDIBLE ALLIUMS
27
3 THE GENETICS AND PLANT BREEDING OF ALLIUM CROPS
51
4 PHYSIOLOGY OF CROP GROWTH DEVELOPMENT AND YIELD
85
WEEDS PESTS DISEASES AND SYMBIONTS
171
Colour Plate
212
6 AGRONOMY AND CROP PRODUCTION
251
7 CROP STORAGE AND DORMANCY
309
8 BIOCHEMISTRY HEALTH BENEFITS AND FOOD SCIENCE OF ALLIUMS
347
REFERENCES
373
INDEX
413
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