Physiology of Vegetable Crops Edition 2

May 2020
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  • Published
    14th May
  • ISBN 9781786393777
  • Language English
  • Pages 496 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images illus, full color throughout

Completely updated and revised, this bestselling book continues to explain the growth and developmental processes involved in the formation of vegetables. Since the publication of the successful first edition significant discoveries--particularly in the area of molecular biology--have deepened and broadened our understanding of these processes. This new edition brings the topic up-to-date and is presented over two sections: the first provides general knowledge on germination, transplanting, flowering, the effects of stress and modelling, while the second section details the physiology of specific crops or crop groups.

The second edition of The Physiology of Vegetable Crops:

  • contains two new chapters looking at stress effects on vegetable crops with a particular emphasis on climate change and models of vegetable growth and development
  • is fully updated to reflect recent discoveries and the advent of new production techniques such as growing in artificial environments
  • provides enhanced understanding of the growth and function of 18 different vegetable crops
  • is heavily illustrated and published in full color throughout
With contributions from renowned international experts, this is an essential resource for horticultural researchers and extension educators and consultants, as well as a reference for students and professors in vegetable production, plant breeding, entomology and plant pathology.

1: Seed Storage, Germination, Quality and Enhancements
2: Transplanting
3: Regulation of flowering in crop plants
4: Stress effects on vegetable crops
5: Models of vegetable growth and development
6: Correlative growth in vegetable plants
7: Tomato
8: Peppers
9: Potato
10: The Cucurbits
11: Phaseolus Beans
12: Peas
13: Sweet Corn
14: Lettuce
15A: Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cabbage and Brussels Sprouts
15B: Glucosinolates in Brassica
16: The Root Vegetables: Beet, Carrot, Parsnip and Turnip
17: Allium Crops
18: Asparagus

H. Christian Wien

H. Christian Wien is Emeritus Professor of Horticulture at Cornell University.

Hartmut Stützel

Hartmut Stützel is Professor of Vegetable Science, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany.  

germination, plant pathology, transplanting, entomology