Ejer forslag World Vegetables (Paperback) by Rubatzky Vincent E. Yamaguchi Mas lsHkMil2

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Completely revised and up-to-date this wide-ranging comprehensive treatise examines the many different aspects of vegetables from an international perspective. The diversity and depth of coverage of vegetables is largely due to the extensive background and experiences of the authors Vincent Rubatzky and Mas Yamaguchi as well as considerable input from colleagues and expert reviewers. This logically-organized text filled with numerous illustrations photographs and tables begins with an easy-to-read introduction to such topics as: the current role of vegetables as a world food crop the origin and classification of vegetables vegetables in human nutrition and plant toxicants and folklore concerning vegetables. Background material on the basic principles for growing crops and production under adverse conditions are also featured in this section. Much of the material covered in the book focuses on the major and minor vegetables their origin taxonomy botany physiology production and post harvest handling and composition and use. In addition current world production statistics are provided for many vegetable crops as well as listings of important diseases insects and other pests for many family groups. New features of this edition include: *Three new chapters covering mushrooms aquatic vegetables and herbs and spices *several appendix tables listing vegetables according to family genus species nutritive value and recommended storage conditions for many vegetables The introductory chapter offers an excellent background of the role of vegetables for the beginning and advanced students both in the U.S. and worldwide. The chapters following provide extension professionals professors agricultural agencies commercial growers and processing and seed industry personnel with a better understanding of individual vegetable species.