Many vegetable crops represent high value products and so it is essential to have a clear understanding of the physiology that lies behind successful production, as this enables the crop to be managed in the most effective way.
The first section of the book takes a general look at the key stages during the growth of a plant, such as germination, transplanting and flowering and also looks at what can influence those stages.
The second section is a detailed consideration of each of the major crops.
Each chapter discusses the physiological aspects of vegetative growth, the induction of the reproductive structure, reproductive growth, senescence and any physiological disorders.
Leading workers from the USA and Europe are brought together in one volume to produce a unique reference work for all advanced students of horticulture and crop production.
This book is also an important resource for all research workers and teachers concerned with plant physiology.