This book has been designed to cater the needs of undergraduates and postgraduates of State and Central Agricultural Universities studying vegetable science and horticultural science. This book has been framed to provide the principles for environmental and growth factors, seedling and graft production, nutrient and water management, organic and protected farming, crop protection, post-harvest management and marketing of vegetable crops. Every production aspect of 42 major and minor vegetable crops grown in the tropical and subtropical regions along with information regarding origin and taxonomy, importance and uses, botany, nutritional and medicinal values, plant protection measures and post-harvest management have been provided. The author's long and rich experience acquired through teaching and research on different aspects of vegetable science in the State Agricultural University was put to structure this book.
1. Vegetable Production Scenario in India 2. Nutritional and Medicinal Values of Vegetables 3. Classification of Vegetable Crops 4. Influence of Environment on Vegetable Production 5. Influence of Plant Growth Regulators on Vegetable Production 6. Seedling Management for Vegetable Crops 7. Plant Nutrient Management for Vegetable Crops 8. Water Management for Vegetable Crops 9. Integrated Pest and Disease Management for Vegetable Crops 10. Weed Management for Vegetable Crops 11. Organic Farming of Vegetable Crops 12. Protected Cultivation of Vegetable Crops 13. Production Technology of Different Vegetable Crops 14. Vegetable Based Cropping System 15. Post-harvest Handling and Storage of Vegetables 16. Marketing and Export of Vegetables