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Vegetables: Growing Environment and Mineral Nutrition


Ramdane Dris PhD.

Category: Vegetables

Over the next 30 years, agriculture will be called upon to sustain an additional 2 billion people using an increasingly fragile and fast disappearing natural resource base. Agricultural research has the potential to reduce want and famine, by boosting agricultural productivity. The challenge is to develop and implement technologies that are able to provide food security through increased yields and improved nutritional quality, while simultaneously protecting the environment from degradation, and addressing consumer concerns regarding food safety. Vegetables are important produce for human beings because they are nutritious food and also play a great role in improving health. Vegetables are vital sources of vitamins, minerals, dietary fibers, and many other bioactive molecules conferring the beneficial health effects. A vegetable rich diet can reduce a number of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cancer and other diseases that are linked to food nutrition. The importance of vegetables in human nutrition has already stimulated consumer interest, and there are many different types of vegetable consumption including salad, fresh-cut, and processed vegetables. As the volume of vegetable consumption increases more research and development on vegetable production, science, and technology are needed for quality improvement and better marketing systems. Vegetables: Growing Environment and Mineral Nutrition provides educators, students, growers, food technologists, agriculturalists and agronomists with a wide ranging examination of some of the conventional, novel and sustainable strategies that are being incorporated into vegetable production methods world-wide. The subject areas explored in this volume include: management factors that improve the cultivation and growth of vegetables under adverse environmental conditions; integrated disease management techniques that redesign the agricultural ecosystem to the advantage of the crop; recombinant DNA techniques that can enhance the nutritional quality of staple foods and create new products for health and well-being; and nutrient enriched produce capable of supplementing mineral deficiencies in the growing environment. This book provides a comprehensive account of some of the best approaches to maximizing the quality, nutrition, and yield in vegetable production through the amalgamation of traditional and innovative technologies. Crop protection, biotechnological innovation, tillage equipment, field preparation, seeds and transplant systems, irrigation and spraying practices, harvest and postharvest handling, season extension, and environmentally sensitive ways of handling pests, diseases, weeds, and wildlife are all thoroughly documented and referenced, providing a valuable resource for everyone interested in vegetable production systems.

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Sustainable Vegetable Production

Bharat P. Singh, Darbie M.Granberry, W. Terry Kelley, George Boyhan, Upendra M. Sainju, Sharad C. Phatak, Paul E. Sumner, Michael J. Bader, Theodore M. Webster, A. Stanley Culpepper, David G. Riley, David B. Langston, Greg E. Fonsah

Growing Leafy Vegetables For Fresh Market

W.A.P. Weerakkody

Eggplant Cultivation, Growth And Fruit Production

Ramdane Dris And Mohammad Mahdi Pessarakli

Growth Responses And Nitrogen-15 Uptake Of Tomatoes Undersalt Stress

Mohammad Pessarakli

Potato As Biofactories For The Production Of Vaccines

José M. Martín Alonso, Francisco Parra, Sonia Castañón, And Ricardo Ordás

Growth And Nutrition Of Indigenous And Exotic Vegetables In Zambia

Obed I.M. Lungu 

Growth And Quality Handling Of Squash

Rufaro M. Madakadze And Judith Kwaramba

Integrated Disease Management For Clubroot Of Vegetable Brassicas

L-H. Cheah And R. E. Falloon 

Technological Management And Factors Influencing Seed Quality Of Vegetable Crops

Nikolay D. Panayotov

Response Of Okra (Hibiscus Esculentus) To Drought And Salinity Stresses

M. Yasin Ashraf, M. Ashraf And G. Sarwar

Ion Transport Under Salinity Or Water Stress

Afaf M. Hamada

Heavy Metals In The Environment And The Possibility Of Reducing Their Content In Vegetables

Malgorzata Poniedzialek, Agniezka Sekara and Jaroslaw Ciura

Vegetables As Functional Foods: Selenium-Enriched Potatoes

Valeria Poggi, Leonardo Setti, Alessandra Bordoni And Pier Luigi Biagi

Asparagus: Extending The Harvest Season And The Quality Of Produce

Pankaj Kumar Bhowmik And Toshiyuki Matsui

Pre- And Postharvest Technology Of Carrots

Pradeep Singh Negi And Ramdane Dris

Crop Management And Postharvest Quality Of Spinach For Fresh Consumption And Processing

Corina Carranca

Living And Cover Crop Mulch Systems In A Vegetable Production

Elžbieta Jedrszczyk, Malgorzata Poniedzialek, Agnieszka Sekara

Cover Crops For Sustaining Vegetable Production, Improving Soil And Water Qualities And Controlling Weeds And Pests

Upendra M. Sainju

Garlic (Allium Sativum L.)

Raina Niskanen and Ramdane Dris


Number of chapters: 19
Length of the book: 312 pages
Book size: A4
Book Weight: 1.2 kg
Photos: Colour, white & black
Book cover: hard cover
Parcels: Strong boxes, plastic films.

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