662 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs
Many vegetable crops represent high value products and so it is useful to have a clear understanding of the physiology that lies behind successful production, as this enables the crop to be managed in the most effective way. The first section of the book takes a general look at the key stages during the growth of a plant, such as germination, transplanting and flowering and also looks at what can influence those stages. The second section is a detailed consideration of each of the major crops. Each chapter discusses the physiological aspects of vegetative growth, the induction of the reproductive structure, reproductive growth, senescence and any physiological disorders. Leading workers from the USA and Europe are brought together in one volume to produce a valuable source of reference for all advanced students of horticulture and crop production. This book is also a resource for all research workers and teachers concerned with plant physiology.
"The book is divided into two general sections beginning with a survey of growth stages and important processes in vegetable production. Included in the introductory section are chapters on seed storage, germination, and quality; transplanting; induction of flowering; environmental influences on development, growth, and yield; and correlation growth in vegetables. Chapters on individual vegetable crops are included in the second section, which makes up the bulk of the book. . . .A welcome addition to the vegetable crop literature. . . .Serious vegetable horticulturists will want to add a copy of The Physiology of Vegetable Crops to their bookshelf. It will be a well-used, long-lasting investment." --HortScience
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