Vegetable Diseases PDF

Vegetable Diseases
Steven T. Koike, Peter Gladders & Albert O. Paulus
Release at: 2007
Pages: 449
1st Edition
File Size: 38 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English

Description of Vegetable Diseases

Vegetable Diseases 1st Edition written by Steven T. Koike, Peter Gladders & Albert O. Paulus for Vegetable Diseases study available in PDF to get a free download. IF THERE IS BLIGHT OR MILDEW on one’s crops, what is one to do? The topic of diseases that kill and damage plants is hardly a new subject. For as long as humans have foraged for, traded, eaten edible plants and grown disease-causing organisms have been present and exacted their toll on quality, yields, and consumer satisfaction of these commodities. 

The plant diseases impact on the lives of people range from the nuisance of losing a few plants in one’s garden to significant economic losses to a farmer, and finally due to widespread famine in extensive crop losses in a region. Throughout human history, devastating crop losses have sometimes resulted in subsequent loss of human life and disruptive migrations of the inhabitants. Humanity’s dependence on reliable sources and healthy crops food, therefore, transcends all barriers of culture, nation, and time. 

We all need to feed and to eat our children. Vegetables are an increasingly popular component and essential of human diets today. Collectively, the major part of agricultural commerce is vegetable crops and the vegetable industry produces large volumes of high-quality commodities that are intensely marketed and can be delivered locally and regionally or shipped internationally. Market requirements and consumer standards mandate excellent quality produce. 

The diseases that affect vegetables compromise such quality and therefore are of great importance to a grower, shipper, marketer, and consumer. The vegetable marketing and production in the 21st Century has been fashioned by developments and technology that are unique to our times, including the globalization of international trade, molecular biology, awareness of the dangers and benefits of synthetic pesticides, and insights into specific health benefits of vegetable foods.

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