Tropical Vegetables Science
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The word Olericulture Originated from the Latin word oleris meaning pot herb and English word culture meaning raising of plants. It is the science of vegetable crops. The crop science which deals with the production, utilization and improvement of vegetable crops.
Today Horticulture production is an unstable / gambling due to climate change mean while another side land area day by day shrinking, population increases and percapita availability increasing. So we need to adaptation of horticulture and agriculture crops as per changing climatic conditions. Horticulture production goes down every year so we need to look for alternate cropping pattern and techniques like integrated linking of water resources, water conservation techniques like drip and sprinkler irrigation. Cultivation of minor millet and underutilized horticulture crops need to grow so that it will consume low quantity of water, crop duration it reduces same time more nutrition as compare to major horticulture (Underutilized Crops) and agriculture crops (Cereals and Millets). We need to adopt the heat tolerant genotypes or tropicalization of horticulture crops, utilization of waste land to cultivable land by growing salineor acid tolerant crops.
This book contains chapter which describes about ‘Tropical Vegetables Science
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This book covers 28chapters, chapter 1 deals with Scope and importance of tropical and sub-tropical vegetables, chapter 2 deals with classification and types of vegetable garden, chapter 3 covers Export standards of vegetable crops. Chapter 4 covers the production technology of solanaceae vegetable crops and chapter 5, 6 cucurbitaceous crops. The chapter 7-18 is about leguminaceae. Chapter 19-28 deals with tuber crops, leafy vegetables and perennial vegetable crops.