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    DescriptionSustainable crop production is vital to ensure that supplies of fresh vegetables and their products are readily available. However, food security still remains a huge problem in areas of the world, including the tropics and sub-tropics, where communities rely solely on subsistence farming to meet their day to day food demands. It is evident that food production needs to become more sustainable to ensure economic stability and poverty reduction. With this in mind, "Tropical Vegetable Production" addresses the problems surrounding vegetable production in developing countries. Divided into two parts this volume discusses firstly the principles and practise of tropical vegetable production, from site selection, security and management to seeds, crop preparation and pesticides, and secondly provides details of those crops which are of particular importance in developing countries.

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    Tropical Vegetable Production
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Raymond A. T. George
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    ISBN 13: 9781845937539
    ISBN 10: 1845937538

    BIC E4L: COU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.4
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: TVK
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QFG
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 41
    B&T General Subject: 380
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    BISAC V2.8: GAR025000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17650
    BIC subject category V2: TVQ, 1QFG
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003010
    DC22: 635.0913
    LC classification: SB324.56 .G46 2011
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 635.091724
    Thema V1.0: TVK, TVQ
    CABI Publishing
    Imprint name
    CABI Publishing
    Publication date
    28 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Table of contents
    Part 1; 1. Tropics and Vegetables Defined, Concept of subsistence farming, Small farmer enterprises and The importance of vegetables in the human diet.; 2. Choice of Site, Site security, Topography, Soils, Water supply and Irrigation.; 3. Modification of environment, Site management, Seed supply, Seed classes and types of vegetable cultivars.; 4. Farmers' information, Support, Extension and Research backing.; 5. Crop preparations and Crop management.; 6. Pest, Pathogen and Pesticide definitions, Integrated Pest Management, Physiological disorders, Organic production, Post-harvest losses and Market opportunities.; Part 2; 7. Alliaceae, Onions and related crops; 8. Cruciferae, Crucifers; 9. Cucurbitaceae, Cucurbits, The vine crops; 10. Solanaceae, Tomato and related crops; 11. Leguminosae, Beans and related crops as vegetables and pulses; 12. Leafy Vegetables; 13. Graminae and Cyperaceae; 14. Andean Tubers and Roots, Lamiacae and Apiaceae; 15. Graminae and Cyperaceae; Appendix 1 Indigenous species; Appendix 2 International research institutes; General Index; Index of Species.