The book contains latest information on varieties and scientific crop production practices of more than 70 vegetables right from nursery to marketing. In addition to crop improvement, crop production and protection of individual vegetables, the basic principles of vegetable production, systems of classification, special systems of vegetables production including high-tech production, organic farming, hydroponics, biofertilizers are also dealt in this book. The book is oriented for undergraduate programme in agriculture and horticulture and gives a comprehensive picture on the production scenario of vegetables in the country. The students, teachers, researchers and other interested in the field of vegetable production and breeding will be immensely benefited.
T. R. Gopalakrishnan, Head, Department of Olericulture, Kerala Agricultural University, Kerala,India