Vegetables Growing Books

  • Genetics and Genomics of Soybean

    The Fabaceae (leguminosae) comprise the second largest family of flowering plants with 650 genera and 18000 species. The soybean is a member of the tribe Phaseoleae, the most economically important of the legume tribes. The soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merr. is the major source of vegetable oil and protein on earth. Soybean oil has garnered ...

  • Setting up and running a small fruit or vegetable processing enterprise

    This manual describes the establishment of a business using fruits and vegetables, including different products and processes, potential markets, the equipment and facilities required, and quality assurance for each type of product. The business of managing a fruit or vegetable business is also covered, including health and safety issues, and ...

  • Manual for the preparation and sale of fruits and vegetables. From field to market (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThe fruit and vegetable production sector of Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Eastern Europe is facing a new situation where, on the one hand, supermarket chains account for an increasing percentage of the domestic food retail market and, on the other hand, producers must compete in an ...

  • Chemistry in the Kitchen Garden

    Over the past decade there has been a resurgence of interest in growing fruit and vegetables in the garden and on the allotment. Part of the driving force behind this is an increased awareness of the health benefits that can be derived from fruit and vegetables in the diet. The 'five helpings a day' dictum reflects the correlation between a ...

  • Roots

    The root is the organ that functions as the interface between the plant and the earth environment. Many human management practices involving crops, forests and natural vegetation also affect plant growth through the soil and roots. Understanding the morphology and function of roots from the cellular level to the level of the whole root system is ...

  • Processed foods for improved livelihoods (En)

    Series: FAO Diversification bookletsMost food needs some form of preparation and processing to make them more attractive to eat. Foods such as grains, fish and vegetable are unpalatable in their raw state. Others such as cassava are dangerous if eaten without processing. Many different processes have been developed and, wherever there are ...

  • Post-harvest Pathology

    As a collection of papers that includes material presented at the 2008 International Congress for Plant Pathology, this text features research right at the leading edge of the field. The latest findings are particularly crucial in their implications for fruit production; an important market sector where in some areas up to 50 per cent of the crop ...

  • Handling and preservation of fruits and vegetables by combined methods for rural areas. Technical manual (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThis manual is intended to serve as a guide to farmers and processors of fruits and vegetables in rural areas. It contains basic but valuable information on post-harvest handling and marketing operations and storage of fresh and processed products. It provides practical examples of preserving fruits and ...

  • Preserving green leafy vegetables and fruits ( US$ 14.00 for 10 Copies )

    This 8-page fold-out leaflet, practical for use in the field and easy to read, covers the subject of preserving green leafy vegetables and fruits. It gives some background to the subject, outlines processes and provides tips, tables and explanatory line ...

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    Cryptosporidium Literature Review

    This report provides a review of the literature on Cryptosporidium and helps to identify the findings and formulates the key research questions.  It covers these central questions: • What are the sources/carriers of human pathogenic strains and what are the key species for a range of catchments? • What is the contribution of pre and post weaned ...

  • Biodrainage. Principles, experiences and applications. IPTRID Knowledge Synthesis Report No. 6 - May 2002 (En)

    Series: Non-series TitlesBiodrainage relies on vegetation, rather than mechanical means, to remove excess water. It is economically attractive because it require only an initial investment for planting the vegetation, and when established, the system could produce economic returns by means of fodder, wood or fibre harvested. This publication is a ...

  • Biocontrol-Based Integrated Management of Oilseed Rape Pests

    Oilseed rape is a major arable crop in both Europe and North America. It is attacked by unique complexes of insect pests still largely controlled through the application of chemical insecticides. Crop management systems for the future must combine sustainability with environmental acceptability to satisfy both social and economic demands. This ...

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