The Potential Impact of Research on Vegetable Production

  • Robert F. ChandlerJr.
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 7)


The vegetable crops constitute man’s richest source of vitamins, minerals, and plant proteins. They are, however, insufficiently utilized. As a consequence, hundreds of millions of people in the less developed countries show evidence of dietary deficiencies—particularly, they lack adequate protein and certain vitamins in their food. Some vegetable crops are, in addition, excellent sources of cash income for the small farmer.


Sweet Potato Chinese Cabbage Mung Bean Germ Plasm White Potato 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert F. ChandlerJr.
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  1. 1.The Asian Vegetable Research and Development CenterShanhuaTaiwan

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