Tropical Crops: Dicotyledons presents the basic information on the botany and agronomy of tropical dicotyledonous crops, which are either used locally or are partly or wholly exported.  The space given to each crop is dependent upon its importance and the amount of work which has been devoted to it.  There is coverage even to those crops grown on a small scale and some which occur wild.

The arrangement of the book is by plant families, which with their genera and species are given in alphabetical order.  The information on each crop is given under the headings: common names, chromosome numbers, uses, systematics, origin and distribution, cultivars, ecology, structure, pollination, germination, chemical composition, propagation, husbandry, major diseases and pests, improvement and breeding, and production and trade.  There is an introductory chapter on the origin and spread of tropical crops as a whole.

Publication Details

  • Published: 2068
  • Publisher: Longman Group Ltd
  • ISBN-10: 0582466660
  • ISBN-13: 9780582466661
  • Dewey Decimal: 631.091
  • ECHO Library: 631.091 PUR

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