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By Mohammad Pessarakli

The Handbook of Cucurbits: development, Cultural Practices, and Physiology comprises info on cultural practices, foodstuff, and physiological tactics of cucurbits lower than either general and tense stipulations. It offers the historical past and value of cucurbit crop construction in addition to exhaustive details on development responses of cucurbits to varied environmental stipulations and nutrients.

Unlike a number of different books and articles on cucurbits that exist in relative isolation of one another, this instruction manual presents an entire selection of elements on cucurbits. It addresses matters and matters on the topic of cucurbits development, body structure, cultural practices, illnesses, and construction. it's been ready by means of many efficient and an expert scientists, experts, and researchers in agriculture and horticulture from a number of international locations. It serves as a source for either lectures and self sustaining reasons, protecting concerns regarding cucurbits from planting to production.

The ebook is split into eleven sections: Introductory Chapters; Cucurbits Physiological levels of progress and improvement I; Cultural Practices of Cucurbits; Cucurbits Physiological phases of development and improvement II; Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Cucurbits; Cucurbits Grafting; Cucurbits Pathology and illnesses; Weed regulate, Pest regulate, and bugs of Cucurbits; healing and Medicinal Values of Cucurbits; progress Responses of Cucurbits less than demanding stipulations (Abiotic and Biotic Stresses); and Examples of Cucurbits Crop crops development and improvement and Cultural Practices.

Each of those sections contains a number of chapters to debate, independently, as many elements of cucurbits as attainable for that express subject. a variety of figures and tables are incorporated to facilitate the comprehension of the provided fabric. thousands of index phrases also are integrated to extra elevate accessibility to wanted information.

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Seeds become hard and the flesh turns coarse and dry during aging. Tender fruits with a cylindrical shape are preferred in market. Harvesting starts 55–60 days after sowing and is done at 3–4 days intervals. While harvesting, care should be taken to avoid injury to vines as well as to fruits. Plucking of individual fruits is done with sharp knives by keeping a small part of fruit stalk along with fruit. Average yield is 20–25 t/ha for open-pollinated varieties and 40–50 t/ha for F1 hybrids. Fruits can be stored for 3–5 days under cool and moist condition.

3 Nutritional Properties.................................................................................................. 4 Botanical Description.................................................................................................. 5 Ecology........................................................................................................................ 6 Management................................................................................................................

Four major cultivar groups were recognized by Herklots (1972), which were redefined by Decker-Walters and Walters (1989). 4. Coccinia Wight and Arn: It is reported that there are 30 species, mostly confined to Africa. Only one species Coccinia grandis L. (Voigt), called ivy gourd, “kundsru” or “tondli,” is cultivated in India as a vegetable from very early times. It is a dioecious perennial having XY chromosome differentiated sex mechanism. Variability in leaf lobation made Cogniaux (Chakravarty, 1982) differentiate three varieties: (1) genuina, (2) wightiaana, and (3) Alceafolia.

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