Vegetables are the integral part of our daily diet with low carbohydrate and fat. The biological value of vegetable protein is high. Vegetable contains adequate quantity of vitamins and minerals and have medicinal values. Therefore, these are known as protective foods. The demand of fresh vegetables is increasing due to growth of health consciousness, populations, enhanced income and living standards. Most of the vegetables are short duration, quick growing, convenient for raising even on small piece of land, economical and remunerative.
The book "Winter Vegetables : Advances and Developments" has been written keeping in view the increasing requirement of vegetable in the country in meet the ever-increasing demand of growing population. The winter season has been found to be the most appropriate part of the year grow quality vegetables. In this endeavour, various efforts have also been made by the researchers and growers. However, the information is fragmented which has been tried to put together for better readership. The unique feature of this book is that a special attention has been focused on all the latest aspects of winter vegetable production technology. The book "Winter Vegetables : Advances and Developments" consists almost all the production management practices and informations on origin, distribution, botany, floral biology, taxonomy, classification/plant breeding, composition, uses, varieties and hybrids climatic influence, soil requirement, sowing, planting, nutritional requirements, irrigation, interculture, weed control, use of chemicals and micronutrients, plant protection measures, harvesting, yield, post harvest handling and seed production.
The book also provide suitable and latest references for readers. We hope that the information contained in this book will be of immense value to farming community and other stake holders like seed dealers, extension workers, students, teachers, researchers, extension agencies also in vegetable industry, agribusiness entrepreneurs and NGO's involved in vegetable production.