'This book provides basic concepts and research advancements of cucumber, tomato, okra, snap melon, spine gourd and insights of production, breeding, diseases resistance and new aspects in vegetable crops, with detailed information on the different facets of vegetable crops. The book is focused on research records of vegetable scientists and researcher in different organizations working on vegetable crops, thus readers may inspire to develop their vegetable science knowledge in their future careers, undoubtedly, acquiring scientific knowledge would be rewarding for its consumers. To further facilitate the accessibility of the desired information in various areas covered in this book and contents are organized in nine chapters. This publication will be immense use to all concerned with vegetable science development such as researchers, teachers, students, farmers and field advisRead more
Foreword v Preface vii List of Contributors xi 1. Genetic Resources, Systematics and Taxonomy of Cucumber 1 for Successful Utilization in the Breeding and Improvement J.C. Bommesh, R. Selvakumar, D.C. Manjunathagowda and T.G. Harishkumar 2. Breeding for Downy Mildew Resistance in Cucurbits 19 N. Shilpashree, M. Anjanappa, D.C. Manjunathagowda, M. Prakash and J.C. Bommesh 3. Breeding Strategies for YVMV Resistance in Okra 35 K.N. Kavya, D.C. Manjunathagowda, G. Prakash and R. Selvakumar 4. Breeding of Vegetables for Nutritional Quality 47 Abhilash Singh, Shubham Singh, Sandeep Yadav and Ramavath Ramesh Babu 5. Disease Resistance Breeding in Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) 61 Ramavath Ramesh Babu, G. Indraja, Shubham Singh and Raman Selvakumar 6. Speed Breeding in Vegetable Crops: A Smart Approach to 105 Accelerate Cultivars Development Shubham Singh, R. Ramesh Babu, C. Anil KumarRead more
Dr. Dalasanuru Chandregowda Manjunathagowda, ARS, Scientist (Vegetable Science). Presently working at ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Pune, Maharashtra, India. His area of interest is Vegetable Science includes Vegetable Genetics and Breeding, Vegetable Production and its Seed Production. Dr. Raman Selvakumar, ARS, Scientist (Vegetable Science). Presently working at ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India. His expertise in Vegetable Genetics and Breeding, and Post Harvest Technology. Dr. Muddappa Anjanappa, Professor, Head, Department of Vegetable Science College of Horticulture, Kolar, University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot. His area of interest is Vegetable Science includes Vegetable Production and Improvement.