The book is designed for students of agriculture on diploma and Certificate courses at intermediate colleges, first year agriculture students at university, agriculture extension workers. The book deals with the special methods of vegetable cultivation; the cultivation of the major vegetable families and groups together with a discussion of management techniques that can be used to maximize yields.
The book focuses on the principles and practice of tropical vegetable production and on the taxonomy of various crops along with their botanical families. This book has been written with the hope and purpose that it will be used by technical, college and university students during their studies of horticulture, crop production and agriculture; it is also for students on other allied courses and agriculturists who find them needing more vegetable-oriented information in the course of their professional activities. It is aimed to assist in the production of extension, advisory and research staff and officers who will be the core of trainers, advisors, researchers and extension workers in tropical and subtropical countries.