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Vegetable Crop Science

1st Edition

Edited by M. K. Rana

CRC Press

1,086 pages | 41 B/W Illus.

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This book has been prepared to provide every production aspect of important vegetables along with information regarding origin and distribution, composition and uses, botany, varieties, climatic and soil requirement, cultivation practices, harvesting, post-harvest management, insect-pests and diseases along with their control measures. Its users would find this book very practical for raising vegetable crops profitably.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface

    Editor

    Contributors

    Chapter 1 New Zealand Spinach

    Family: Aizoaceae

    S.K. Dhankhar and Chandanshive Aniket Vilas

    Chapter 2 Chinese Chive

    Family: Amaryllidaceae

    Dipika Sahoo and Manoj Kumar Nalla

    Chapter 3 Asparagus

    Family: Liliaceae

    M.K. Rana and Shiwani Kamboj

    Chapter 4 Chive

    Family: Alliaceae

    M.K. Rana and Navjot Singh Brar

    Chapter 5 Leek

    Family: Alliaceae

    M.K. Rana and Pradeep Kumar Jatav

    Chapter 6 Shallot

    Family: Alliaceae

    M.K. Rana and Harshita Mor

    Chapter 7 Welsh Onion

    Family: Alliaceae

    M.K. Rana and Harshita Mor

    Chapter 8 Amaranth

    Family: Amranthaceae

    Dipika Sahoo and Pradyumna Tripathy

    Chapter 9 Sea Beet

    Family: Amranthaceae

    M.K. Rana and Kiran Sagwal

    Chapter 10 Elephant Foot Yam

    Family: Araceae

    M.K. Rana and V.P.S. Panghal

    Chapter 11 Tannia

    Family: Araceae

    K.B. Jagtap and Chandanshive Aniket Vilas

    Chapter 12 Taro

    Family: Araceae

    M.K. Rana and P. Karthik Reddy

    Chapter 13 Giant Taro

    Family: Araceae

    M.K. Rana and Archana Brar

    Chapter 14 Giant Swamp Taro

    Family: Araceae

    M.K. Rana and Sachin S. Chikkeri

    Chapter 15 Yam

    Family: Dioscoraceae

    M.K. Rana and Tarique Aslam

    Chapter 16 Cardoon

    Family: Asteraceae

    M.K. Rana and Harshita Mor

    Chapter 17 Chicory

    Family: Asteraceae

    M.K. Rana and Shiwani Kamboj

    Chapter 18 Dandelion

    Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)

    M.K. Rana and D.S. Duhan

    Chapter 19 Globe Artichoke

    Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)

    M.K. Rana and Tarique Aslam

    Chapter 20 Jerusalem Artichoke

    Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)

    M.K. Rana and M.K. Shivaprasad

    Chapter 21 Lettuce

    Family: Asteraceae (Aster or Sunflower family)

    Baseerat Afroza and M.K. Rana

    Chapter 22 Salsify

    Family: Asteraceae

    M.K. Rana and V.P.S. Panghal

    Chapter 23 Malabar Spinach

    Family: Basellaceae

    M.K. Rana, Ravindra Mulge and Shashikant Evoor

    Chapter 24 Ulluco

    Family: Basellaceae

    Raj Kumar and Flemine Xavier

    Chapter 25 Cactus

    Family: Cactaceae

    M.K. Rana and Bunty Sharma

    Chapter 26 Chenopod

    Family: Chenopodiaceae

    M.K. Rana and A.K. Pandav

    Chapter 27 Spinach

    Family: Chenopodiaceae

    Bhupinder Singh Thakur

    Chapter 28 Swiss Chard

    Family: Chenopodiaceae

    M.K. Rana and Pooja Rani

    Chapter 29 Beetroot

    Family: Chenopodiaceae

    Sonia Sood and Nivedita Gupta

    Chapter 30 Water Spinach

    Family: Convolvulaceae

    M.K. Rana and Navjot Singh Brar

    Chapter 31 Arugula

    Family: Cruciferae (Brassicaceae)

    M.K. Rana and Sunny Kumar

    Chapter 32 Sprouting Broccoli

    Family: Cruciferae (Brassicaceae)

    Sonia Sood and M.K. Rana

    Chapter 33 Chinese Broccoli / Chinese Kale

    Family: Cruciferae

    M.K. Rana and P. Karthik Reddy

    Chapter 34 Chinese Cabbage

    Family: Brassicaceae (Crucifereae)

    R.K. Gupta, D.S. Khurana and Hira Singh

    Chapter 35 Romanesco Broccoli

    Family: Cruciferae (Brassicaceae)

    S.K. Dhankhar and Chandanshive Aniket Vilas

    Chapter 36 Brussels Sprout

    Family: Cruciferae (Brassicaceae)

    Sonia Sood and M.K. Rana

    Chapter 37 Collard

    Family: Cruciferae (Brassicaceae)

    Akhilesh Sharma and Chanchal Rana

    Chapter 38 Garden Cress

    Family: Cruciferae

    M.K. Rana and Naval Kishor Kamboj

    Chapter 39 Upland Cress

    Family: Cruciferae (Brassicaceae)

    M.K. Rana and Kiran Sagwal

    Chapter 40 Watercress

    Family: Cruciferae

    M.K. Rana and P. Karthik Reddy

    Chapter 41 Winter Cress

    Family: Cruciferae

    M.K. Rana and Pradeep Kumar Jatav

    Chapter 42 Horseradish

    Family: Cruciferae

    M.K. Rana and Pooja Rani

    Chapter 43 Kale

    Family: Cruciferae (Brassicaceae)

    M.K. Rana and N.C. Mamatha

    Chapter 44 Seakale

    Family: Cruciferae

    M.K. Rana and Archana Brar

    Chapter 45 Mustard Greens

    Family: Cruciferae

    M.K. Rana, V.S. Hooda and Bunty Sharma

    Chapter 46 Maca

    Family: Cruciferae (Brassicaceae)

    S.A. Ranpise and Chandanshive Aniket Vilas

    Chapter 47 Rutabaga

    Family: Cruciferae (Brassicaceae)

    Sonia Sood and Nivedita Gupta

    Chapter 48 Gherkin

    Family: Cucurbitaceae

    M.K. Rana, P. Jansirani, L. Pugalendhi and N. Meenakshi

    Chapter 49 Cassabanana

    Family: Cucurbitaceae

    M.K. Rana and Archana Brar

    Chapter 50 Long Melon

    Family: Cucurbitaceae

    B.R. Choudhary, S.M. Haldhar and Suresh Kumar

    Chapter 51 Kachri

    Family: Cucurbitaceae

    M.K. Rana and G.K. Sadananda

    Chapter 52 Snap Melon

    Family: Cucurbitaceae

    M.K. Rana and Navjot Singh Brar

    Chapter 53 Oriental Pickling Melon

    Family: Cucurbitaceae

    M.K. Rana and Manoj Kumar Nalla

    Chapter 54 Ivy/Little Gourd

    Family: Cucurbitaceae

    T. Saraswathi and K. Shoba Thingalmaniyan

    Chapter 55 Malabar Gourd

    Family: Cucurbitaceae

    M.K. Rana and Naval Kishor Kamboj

    Chapter 56 Stuffing Cucumber

    Family: Cucurbitaceae

    M.K. Rana and Chandanshive Aniket Vilas

    Chapter 57 Pointed Gourd

    Family: Cucurbitaceae

    Dipika Sahoo and J. Debata

    Chapter 58 Spine Gourd

    Family: Cucurbitaceae

    S.K. Bairwa and M.K. Rana

    Chapter 59 Sweet Gourd

    Family: Cucurbitaceae

    M.K. Rana, Baseerat Afroza and Sugani Devi

    Chapter 60 Snake Gourd

    Family: Cucurbitaceae

    Pradyumna Tripathy and Monalisha Pradhan

    Chapter 61 Winter Squash

    Family: Cucurbitaceae

    M.K. Rana and Naval Kishor Kamboj

    Chapter 62 Chayote (Chow Chow)

    Family: Cucurbitaceae

    Ruchi Sood and M.K. Rana

    Chapter 63 Zucchini

    Family: Cucurbitaceae

    Ruchi Sood, Surbhi Gupta and M.K. Rana

    Chapter 64 Chinese Water Chestnuts

    Family: Cyperaceae

    M.K. Rana and Naval Kishor Kamboj

    Chapter 65 East Indian Arrowroot

    Family: Dioscoreaceae

    M.K. Rana and Sanjay Kumar

    Chapter 66 Chekkurmanis

    Family: Euphorbiaceae

    M.K. Rana and A.K. Pandav

    Chapter 67 Tapioca (Cassava)

    Family: Euphorbiaceae

    T. Saraswathi and L. Pugalendhi

    Chapter 68 Baby Corn

    Family: Gramineae (Poaceae)

    Sonia Sood and Nivedita Gupta

    Chapter 69 False Yam

    Family: Icacinaceae

    Raj Kumar and Flemine Xavier

    Chapter 70 Chinese Artichoke

    Family: Lamiaceae or Labiatae

    M.K. Rana and Neha Yadav

    Chapter 71 Agathi

    Family: Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

    A. Vijayakumar and R. Sridevi

    Chapter 72 Chinese Potato

    Family: Labiatae

    M.K. Rana and Mekala Srikanth

    Chapter 73 Adzuki Bean

    Family: Leguminosae

    M.K. Rana and Naval Kishor Kamboj

    Chapter 74 African Yam Bean

    Family: Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

    M.K. Rana and N.C. Mamatha

    Chapter 75 Broad Bean

    Family: Leguminosae (Papilionaceae)

    M.K. Rana and Chandanshive Aniket Vilas

    Chapter 76 Jack Bean

    Family: Leguminosae

    M.K. Rana and Manoj Kumar Nalla

    Chapter 77 Lima Bean

    Family: Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

    Sonia Sood and Nivedita Gupta

    Chapter 78 Pigeon Pea

    Family: Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

    M.K. Rana and Prashant Kaushik

    Chapter 79 Rice Bean

    Family: Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

    M.K. Rana, P. Karthik Reddy and Chandanshive Aniket Vilas

    Chapter 80 Scarlet Runner Bean

    Family: Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

    M.K. Rana and Chandanshive Aniket Vilas

    Chapter 81 Snap Bean

    Family: Leguminosae

    M.K. Rana and Naval Kishor Kamboj

    Chapter 82 Sword Bean

    Family: Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

    M.K. Rana and Mahesh Badiger

    Chapter 83 Tepary Bean

    Family: Leguminosae (Papilionaceae)

    M.K. Rana and Pradeep Kumar Jatav

    Chapter 84 Soybean

    Family: Leguminosae (Papilionaceae)

    A.T. Sadashiva and M.V. Bharathkumar

    Chapter 85 Velvet Bean

    Family: Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

    M.K. Rana and Neha Yadav

    Chapter 86 Winged Bean

    Family: Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

    G.L. Sharma and K.L. Patel

    Chapter 87 Yam Bean

    Family: Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

    M.K. Rana and N.C. Mamatha

    Chapter 88 Yard Long Bean

    Family: Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

    M.K. Rana and Neha Yadav

    Chapter 89 Roselle

    Family: Malvaceae

    M.K. Rana and R. Sridevi

    Chapter 90 Arrowroot

    Family: Marantaceae

    M.K. Rana and Chandanshive Aniket Vilas

    Chapter 91 Japanese Arrowroot

    Family: Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

    A.T. Sadashiva and M.V. Bharathkumar

    Chapter 92 Miner’s Lettuce

    Family: Portulaceae (Montiaceae)

    M.K. Rana and Neha Yadav

    Chapter 93 Lotus Root

    Family: Nelumbonaceae

    M.K. Rana and Shiwani Kamboj

    Chapter 94 Oca

    Family: Oxalidaceae

    M.K. Rana and Chandanshive Aniket Vilas

    Chapter 95 Endive

    Family: Compositae (Asteraceae)

    M.K. Rana and D.S. Duhan

    Chapter 96 Rhubarb

    Family: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat family)

    M.K. Rana and D.S. Duhan

    Chapter 97 Sorrel

    Family: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat family)

    Akhilesh Sharma

    Chapter 98 Ceylon Spinach

    Family: Portulacaceae

    M.K. Rana and Navjot Singh Brar

    Chapter 99 Purslane

    Family: Portulacaceae

    M.K. Rana and Mahesh Badiger

    Chapter 100 Pepino

    Family: Solanaceae

    M.K. Rana and Archana Brar

    Chapter 101 Tree Tomato

    Family: Solanaceae

    M.K. Rana and Navjot Singh Brar

    Chapter 102 Arracacha

    Family: Umbelliferae (Apiaceae)

    M.K. Rana and Sanjay Kumar

    Chapter 103 Celery

    Family: Umbelliferae (Apiaceae)

    M.K. Rana and Naval Kishor Kamboj

    Chapter 104 Celeriac

    Family: Umbelliferae (Apiaceae)

    M.K. Rana and Neha Yadav

    Chapter 105 Garden Chervil

    Family: Umbelliferae (Apiaceae)

    M.K. Rana and Pooja Rani

    Chapter 106 Florence Fennel

    Family: Umbelliferae (Apiaceae)

    M.K. Rana and Chandanshive Aniket Vilas

    Chapter 107 Parsley

    Family: Umbelliferae (Apiaceae)

    M.K. Rana and Sachin S. Chikkeri

    Chapter 108 Parsnip

    Family: Umbelliferae (Apiaceae)

    M.K. Rana and V.P.S. Panghal

    Chapter 109 Zedoary

    Family: Zingiberaceae

    M.K. Rana and Neha Yadav

    Chapter 110 Drumstick

    Family: Moringaceae

    B. Varalakshmi and Deven Verma

    Chapter 111 Bay Leaf

    Family: Lauraceae

    Pradyumna Tripathy and A.K. Pandav

    Chapter 112 Breadfruit

    Family: Moraceae

    R.K. Tarai, Dipika Sahoo and Asish Kumar Panda

    Chapter 113 Jackfruit

    Family: Moraceae

    R.K. Tarai, D.K. Dora, S.C. Swain and Asish Kumar Panda

    Chapter 114 Plantain

    Family: Musaceae

    S.C. Swain, R.K. Tarai, Asish Kumar Panda and D.K. Dora

    Index

About the Editor

Dr. M.K. Rana, MSc and PhD in vegetable science and presently working as a professor in the

Department of Vegetable Science, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India,

has a brilliant academic career standing first in all the examinations. Professor Rana also served

as a lecturer of agriculture in NCERT Regional College of Education, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. He

is specialized in the field of abiotic stress, vegetable physiology, and postharvest technology and

processing of vegetables.

He has an excellent experience of 28 years in the field of teaching in CCS Haryana Agricultural

University, Hisar, and as a teacher, he has taught more than 20 different courses to the students

of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate classes, delivered several lectures in the trainings

and given talks on radio as well as on television on different topics related to vegetable science.

As a proficient writer, Dr. Rana has published 164 book chapters, 12 research reviews, 90 research

papers, 37 research abstracts, and 112 scientific articles in sundry books, journals, and magazines

of scientific repute, has published 14 books and is publishing 2 books within the year, 12 teaching

manuals, 2 technical bulletins on spices and edited 3 symposia abstracts, 2 symposia proceedings,

2 issues of Haryana Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 1 compendium, and has guided 15 MSc and

3 PhD students.

He served as an executive councilor and editor of the Haryana Journal of Horticultural Sciences

and as a joint secretary of the National Symposium organized by the Horticultural Society of

Haryana. He has also worked as paper reviewer in several national societies. Dr. Rana is a life

member of 11 professional bodies and societies and has been an examiner in different universities.

Dr. Rana has been awarded the ICAR Team Research Award for the year 1993–1994 in recognition

of his outstanding research contribution in the field of abiotic stress and University Best Teacher

Award for the year 2004–2005 in recognition of his dedicated service rendered in the university.

He had the opportunity to visit Michigan State University for 3 months training in the field of postharvest

handling and processing of fruits and vegetables. He has been the member secretary of the

Board of Subject Matter Area Committee (ICAR).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General