Onions and Other Vegetable Alliums

Onions and Other Vegetable Alliums

by CABI
     
 

ISBN-10: 0851987532

ISBN-13: 9780851987538

Pub. Date: 09/01/1994

Publisher: CABI


The edible alliums are some of the most ancient cultivated crops and include onions, leeks, shallots garlic and chives. They are grown in most regions of the world, from the subarctic to the humid tropics, although bulb onions are best adapted to production in subtropical and temperate areas.
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Overview


The edible alliums are some of the most ancient cultivated crops and include onions, leeks, shallots garlic and chives. They are grown in most regions of the world, from the subarctic to the humid tropics, although bulb onions are best adapted to production in subtropical and temperate areas.
This book introduces the scientific principles that underlie production practices. It begins by discussing the classification, origins, distribution and economic importance of the major food alliums, before considering their structure, genetics and breeding. Chapters then follow on the physiology of crop growth, development and yield, on crop production and on flowering and shoots, and a chapter is devoted to the storage and dormancy of both types. Pests, diseases and weeds are then discussed, before a final chapter on the biochemistry and food science of alliums. The book is written at a level suitable for students of horticulture, crop science and food science, as well as for growers and crop consultants interested in the scientific principles that form the basis of their practice. It also provides a valuable example of how the different disciplines within plant sciences interrelate when applied to particular crops.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851987538
Publisher:
CABI
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Series:
Crop Production Science in Horticulture Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.13(w) x 6.25(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The Classification, Origins, Distribution and Economic Importance of the Major Vegetable Crops1
2The Structure of Edible Alliums19
3The Genetics and Plant Breeding of Allium Crops41
4The Physiology of Crop Growth, Development and Yield63
5Crop Production93
6Flowering and Seed Production122
7Crop Storage and Dormancy146
8Interactions With Other Organisms: Weeds, Pests, Diseases and Symbionts170
9The Biochemistry and Food Science of Alliums203
Postscript213
References216
Index228

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