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Handbook of Cucurbits: Growth, Cultural Practices, and Physiology

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By: Mohammad Pessarakli (Editor)

594 pages, 30 colour & 96 b/w illustrations, 56 tables

Apple Academic Press

Hardback | Mar 2016 | #230732 | ISBN-13: 9781482234589
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NHBS Price: £178.00 $226/€209 approx

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The Handbook of Cucurbits: Growth, Cultural Practices, and Physiology contains information on cultural practices, nutrition, and physiological processes of cucurbits under both normal and stressful conditions. It presents the history and importance of cucurbit crop production as well as exhaustive information on growth responses of cucurbits to various environmental conditions and nutrients.

Unlike numerous other books and articles on cucurbits that exist in relative isolation of each other, Handbook of Cucurbits: Growth, Cultural Practices, and Physiology provides a complete collection of factors on cucurbits. It addresses issues and concerns related to cucurbits growth, physiology, cultural practices, diseases, and production. It has been prepared by many competent and knowledgeable scientists, specialists, and researchers in agriculture and horticulture from several countries. It serves as a resource for both lectures and independent purposes, covering issues related to cucurbits from planting to production.

Handbook of Cucurbits: Growth, Cultural Practices, and Physiology is divided into 11 sections: Introductory Chapters; Cucurbits Physiological Stages of Growth and Development I; Cultural Practices of Cucurbits; Cucurbits Physiological Stages of Growth and Development II; Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Cucurbits; Cucurbits Grafting; Cucurbits Pathology and Diseases; Weed Control, Pest Control, and Insects of Cucurbits; Therapeutic and Medicinal Values of Cucurbits; Growth Responses of Cucurbits under Stressful Conditions (Abiotic and Biotic Stresses); and Examples of Cucurbits Crop Plants Growth and Development and Cultural Practices.

Each of these sections consists of one or more chapters to discuss, independently, as many aspects of cucurbits as possible for that specific topic. Numerous figures and tables are included to facilitate the comprehension of the presented material. Hundreds of index words are also included to further increase accessibility to desired information.


Contents

INTRODUCTORY CHAPTERS

Cucurbits: History, Nomenclature, Taxonomy, and Reproductive Growth
      S. Ramesh Kumar
Cucurbits: Importance, Botany, Uses, Cultivation, Nutrition, Genetic Resources, Diseases, and Pests
      David O. Ojo

CUCURBITS PHYSIOLOGICAL STAGES OF GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT I
Carbohydrate Metabolism of Cucurbits
      Minmin Miao and Zhiping Zhang

CULTURAL PRACTICES OF CUCURBITS
Cultivation and Bioprospecting of Perennial Cucurbits
      Shrawan Singh and L.K. Bharati
Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) Live Mulch Climatic Adaptation Capabilities in African Humid Tropics Cropping System
      David O. Ojo
Cultural Practices of Persian Melons
      Jamal Javanmardi
No-Tillage Production Systems for Cucurbit Vegetables
      Stuart Alan Walters
Botany and Crop Rotation Management of New Specialty Japanese Melon in Humid, Tropical Climate Zones
      Hong Li

CUCURBITS PHYSIOLOGICAL STAGES OF GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT II
Cucurbits Physiological Stages of Growth
      Lord Abbey
Flowering and Its Modification in Cucurbits
      Meenu Kumari, H.S. Singh, and T.K. Behera
Pollination in Cucurbit Crops
      Isac Gabriel Abrahão Bomfim, Breno Magalhães Freitas, Fernando Antonio Souza de Aragão, and Stuart Alan Walters
Sex Expression in Cucurbits: Special Reference to Cucumber and Melon
      Puja Rattan and Sanjeev Kumar

GENETICS, GENOMICS, AND BREEDING OF CUCURBITS
Muskmelon Genetics, Breeding, and Cultural Practices
      B.R. Choudhary and Sudhakar Pandey
Ash Gourd (Benincasa hispida) Breeding and Cultivation
      Sudhakar Pandey and Suhas G. Karkute

CUCURBIT GRAFTING
Cucurbit Grafting: Methods, Physiology, and Responses to Stress
      Maryam Haghighi, Atena Sheibanirad, and Mohammad Pessarakli
Effects of Grafting on Nutrient Uptake by Cucurbits Irrigated with Water of Different Qualities
      Menahem Edelstein and Meni Ben-Hur
Melon Grafting
      Xin Zhao, Wenjing Guan, and Donald J. Huber

CUCURBIT PATHOLOGY AND DISEASES
Important Diseases of Cucurbitaceous Crops and Their Management
      Akhilesh Sharma, Viveka Katoch, and Chanchal Rana

WEED CONTROL, PEST CONTROL, AND INSECTS OF CUCURBITS
Important Insect Pests of Cucurbits and Their Management
      Akhilesh Sharma, Chanchal Rana, and Kumari Shiwani
Insect Pest Management in Cucurbits: Research Development and Perspective
      Ruparao T. Gahukar
Cucurbit Insect and Related Pests
      Paul J. McLeod and Tahir Rashid

THERAPEUTIC AND MEDICINAL VALUES OF CUCURBITS
Cucurbits: Assortment and Therapeutic Values
      Krishan Pal Singh, Beena Singh, Prem Chand, and Reena Nair

GROWTH RESPONSES OF CUCURBITS UNDER STRESSFUL CONDITIONS (ABIOTIC AND BIOTIC STRESSES)
Soil Salinity: Causes, Effects, and Management in Cucurbits
      Akhilesh Sharma, Chanchal Rana, Saurabh Singh, and Viveka Katoch
Physiological and Biochemical Responses of Cucurbits to Drought Stress
      Amir Hossein Saeidnejad
Growth Responses of Watermelon to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
      Satya S. Narina

EXAMPLES OF CUCURBITS CROP PLANTS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT AND CULTURAL PRACTICES
Physiological Stages of Growth and Development in Bitter Melon
      Satya S. Narina
Snapmelon
      Rakesh Kr. Dubey, Vikas Singh, Garima Upadhyay, and Hari Har Ram
Kachri (Cucumis callosus [Rottler] Cogn.)
      Rakesh Kr. Dubey, Vikas Singh, Garima Upadhyay, and Hari Har Ram
Squashes and Gourds
      Sanjeev Kumar, Puja Rattan, and R.K. Samnotra
Snake Gourd: Taxonomy, Botany, Cultural Practices, Harvesting, Major Diseases, and Pests
      A.V.V. Koundinya and M.K. Pandit
Snake Gourd: Nutritional Values, Medicinal Properties and Health Benefits, Cultivable Cultivars, Cultural Practices, Diseases and Pests, and Crop Improvement
      Rakesh Kr. Dubey, Vikas Singh, Garima Upadhyay, and A.K. Pandey


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Biography

Dr. Mohammad Pessarakli, PhD, is a well-known, internationally-recognized scientist and scholar. He is a professor in the School of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. He received his BS (1977) in environmental resources in agriculture and MS (1978) in soil management and crop production from Arizona State University, Tempe, and earned his PhD (1981) in soil and water science from the University of Arizona, Tucson. Dr. Pessarakli is a certified professional agronomist and a certified professional soil scientist (CPAg/SS), as designated by the American Registry of the Certified Professionals in Agronomy, Crop Science, and Soil Science.

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