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Principles of Vegetable Production

P Singh (Author) S P Singh (Author)

Vegetable growing is suitable for small and marginal farmers. A number of vegetables can be grown successfully as inter crop along with trees. Crop suitable for growing at early stages of planting of orchard are potato, okra, tomato, brinjal, sweet potato, peas and onion etc. For later stages crop than can be taken are chilli, palak and ginger. This way a farmer gets more profit from his forest plantation. The Indian subcontinent lies between 8 degree and 37 degree North latitude and from 68 degree to 97 degree East longitude. With the Himalayan ranges in the north, the Deccan Plateau in the south, and with a long seacoast on east, west and south, India enjoys all types of climate from temperate, sub tropical to tropical. There is a rainfall range from the arid, desert areas of Rajasthan to the heaviest rainfall area in the world in the northeastern part. India is in the monsoon belt and gets most of its rains during June to August. Some regions also get the winter rains. The subcontinent has all soil classes from sand to heavy clay. There are four major groups of soil alluvial, black red laterite. Consequent on the varied soil and climatic endowments there are over 20000 plant species occurring in the country.

Present book has been designed to provide overall information of principles of vegetable production not only for students but for everyone interested in vegetable production.

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Bibliographic information

Title Principles of Vegetable Production
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789350300633
length viii+248p., Bibliography; Index; 24cm.