Vegetable growing is a substantial branch of horticulture. But it is no longer confined to growing in a small garden as vegetables are now cultivated on a large scale commercially. The study of vegetable culture is called as ‘Olericulture’. Vegetables are rich and comparatively cheaper source of vitamins. Consumption of these items provides taste, palatability, increases appetite and provides fiber for digestion and to prevent constipation. They also play key role in neutralizing the acids produced during digestion of pretentious and fatty foods and also provide valuable roughages which help in movement of food in intestine. It is the most important factor influencing crop yield therefore for getting proper yields; it is essential to know the climatic requirement of the vegetable crops. Almost all the vegetables have optimum range of climatic components and beyond those limits vegetables cannot perform up to the mark. The perishable nature of vegetables demand comprehensive planning for movement, Storage, processing and distribution of vegetable products. The growth of vegetable industry as a commercial proposition largely depends on mainly allied enterprises like storage, processing marketing and maintenance and service enterprises to encourage vegetable growing.

This Books covers original researches in the field of breeding, physiology, ecology, production, management, seed technology, genomics molecular breeding, plant genetic resources, disease and pest management, marketing, post-harvest etc. innovative articles on all aspects of vegetable production, including growth regulation, pest management, sustainable production, harvesting, handling, storage, shipping, and final consumption. While the primary focus of this volume is on the production of improved, indigenous, and wild vegetables, consideration of their nutritional, medicinal and industrial importance and genetic conservation are also outlined to provide a comprehensive overview of their contributions to the concepts of stability and sustainability of tropical agriculture. The contributed chapters are written by researchers, practitioners, and academics present current findings on new crops and protected culture as well as traditional crops, examine marketing trends in the commercial vegetable industry, and address vital issues of concern to breeders, production managers, and processors working in all continents where vegetables are grown.