Edited By: Ton Elzebroek and Koop Wind
540 pages, Figs, illus
Representing almost 80 years of combined experience, Guide to Cultivated Plants includes concise textual descriptions and attractive full colour illustrations of over 300 crop species. These comprise 11 commodity groups ranging from vegetables, both horticulture and forages species, and arable crops to the major fruits and plantation crops. All major cultivated plants from temperate, Mediterranean and tropical climates are covered and the morphology, botany, ecology, agronomy and use of cultivated crops is fully discussed.
Covers all the cultivated plants including:; * BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO: Cocoa, Coffee, Tea, Tobacco; * EDIBLE FRUITS AND NUTS:; Fruits. Apple, Avocado, Banana, Cherry, Citrus, Grape, Mango, Papaya, Peach and apricot, Pear, Pineapple, Plum, Ribes fruits, Rubus fruits and Strawberry; Nuts Almond, Cashew, Hazel, Pistachio, Sweet chestnut and Walnut; * ELASTOMERS: Rubber; * FIBRE CROPS: Cotton, Flax, Hemp, Jute and Sisal; * FORAGES: Forage grasses, Forage legumes: Temperate, Forage legumes: Tropical; * OIL CROPS: Castor bean, Coconut, Groundnut, Oil palm, Olive, Rapessed, Safflower, Sesame and Sunflower. * PROTEIN CROPS: Chickpea and pigeonpea, Faba bean, Pea and lentil, Phaseolus beans, Soybean and Vigna beans; * SPICES AND FLAVOURINGS: Bay laurel, Cinnamon and cassia, Clove, Ginger, Hop, Labiate herbs Mustards and horse radish, Nutmeg, Pepper and Umbellifer herbs; * STARCH CROPS: Cereals, Barley, Maize, Millets, Oat, Pseudo cereals, Rice, Rye, Sorghum, Wheat, Root and tuber crops, Cassava, Potato, Sweet potato, Yams, Minor tropical starch crops, Plantain and enset, Sago palm, Taro and tannia; * SUGAR CROPS: Sugar beet, Sugar cane; * VEGETABLES: Allium crops, Artichoke, Asparagus, Aubergine, Brassicas; European, Brassicas; Oriental Capsicum peppers, Carrot, Chicory and endive, Cucurbits, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Okra, kankong, Ceylon spinach, Radish and cress, Spinach and Tomato.
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