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Vegetable crops

Author: Dennis R Decoteau
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This text is extremely comprehensive, providing a complete overview of all of the principles associated with the practice of growing vegetable crops. It is an essential resource for anyone needing to know about vegetable production, whether the reader is engaged in commercial production or weekend backyard gardening."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Decoteau, Dennis R.
Vegetable crops.
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, ©2000
(OCoLC)734090907
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis R Decoteau
ISBN: 0139569960 9780139569968
OCLC Number: 42309883
Description: xxxi, 464 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: History of vegetable crops --
Understanding the vegetable industry --
Classifying vegetable crops --
How environmental factors affect vegetable production --
Plant selection considerations --
Preparing the field --
Planting the field --
Need for water and irrigation --
Extending the growing season --
Dealing with growing problems --
Harvesting --
Handling the crops after harvest --
Marketing the crop and delivering it to the buyer --
Uses of vegetables --
Nutritional value of vegetables --
Cole crops --
Greens --
Leafy salad crops --
Perennial crops --
Root crops --
Bulb crops --
Legumes or pulse crops --
Sweet corn --
Solanum crops --
Cucurbits.
Responsibility: Dennis R. Decoteau.

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Intended for undergraduate-level courses in Vegetable Crops and Food Crops. Highlighting important concepts in a condensed but informative manner, this practical text provides an overview of the  Read more...

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