Book entitled 'Vegetable Crops' incorporated the latest information on area, production and productivity of important vegetables at the national and international level and scientific crop production practices of more than 70 vegetables right from nursery to marketing. Classification of vegetables based on their cultural requirement is followed for presentation and are chaptered as Solanaceous vegetables, Cucurbit vegetables, Okra, Legume vegetables, Cole crops, Bulb crops, Root crops, Potato, Tuber crops, Leafy vegetables, Salad vegetables and Perennial vegetables.
The book has been revised and updated according to the new ICAR syllabus for UG and PG students containing information covering wide range of topics frequently asked in ICAR JRF/SRF/NET and ARS examinations.
List of the latest varieties released from public sector research institutes, principles of vegetable nutrition, deficiency symptoms, open precision farming, fertigation schedule of important vegetable crops, protected cultivation, hydroponics and application of biotechnology are the new additions in the second edition.
1. Introduction, 2. Classification of Vegetables, 3. Principles of Vegetable Production, 4. Vegetable Gardens and Special Systems of Vegetable Farming, 5.Solanaceous Fruit Vegetables, 6.Cucurbits, 7. Okra, 8. Legume Vegetables, 9.Cole Crops, 10.Bulb Crops, 11. Root Crops,12.Potato,13. Tuber Crops, 14.Leafy Vegetables, 15 Salad Vegetables, 16 Perennial Vegetables, 17.Application of Biotechnology in Vegetable Science