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Author Elzebroek, A. T. G.

Title Guide to cultivated plants / Ton Elzebroek and Koop Wind.

Published Wallingford, UK ; Cambridge, MA : CABI, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  630 ELZE    AVAILABLE
 UniM Burnley  630 ELZE    AVAILABLE
 UniM Dookie  630 ELZE    MISSING
Physical description xi, 540 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 495-516) and index.
Contents 1. Beverages and tobacco -- 2. Edible fruits and nuts -- 3. Elastomers -- 4. Fibre crops -- 5. Forages -- 6. Oil crops -- 7. Protein crops -- 8. Spices and flavourings -- 9. Starch crops -- 10. Sugar crops -- 11. Vegetables.
Summary "A comprehensive understanding of the biology, morphology, ecology, agronomy and use of cultivated plants is essential for work in agriculture. Guide to Cultivated Plants includes concise textual descriptions and attractive full colour illustrations of over 300 crop species. These comprise 11 commodity groups including vegetables, arable crops and the major fruits and plantation crops. All major cultivated plants from temperate, Mediterranean and tropical climates are covered, and topics discussed range from origin, history and spread, botanical characteristics and cultivars to uses and constituents, ecology and agronomy." "This is a valuable reference book for students and teachers of agricultural science as well as farmers, horticulturalists and all those who are interested in cultivated plants."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Wind, Koop.
Subject Plants, Cultivated -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Botany, Economic -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
ISBN 9781845933562 (alk. paper)
1845933567 (alk. paper)