About the book
Brassicas are one of the important crops. They have grown in around 50 different countries. They exhibit great diversity in production which is reflected in different species, differences in sowing and harvesting time, duration of the growing season, cultivars, traits such as quality, insect pests, and diseases that attack them. Brassica plants possess a myrosinase-glucosinolate defense system that is unique to crucifers. It acts as a defense against several insect pests and diseases. Among the different Brassica species, Brassica napus, B. Rapa, and B. Juncea are widely grown for oilseed production while B. Oleracea var. Italica, capitata, botrytis and Gemmifera, and B. Rapa var. Chinensis are grown as vegetables. B. Carinata has been grown in Ethiopia. Over the years, numerous publications on various aspects of Brassica with useful information have been published. The present book will compile all the data comprehensively. It will be of immense use to Brassica researchers, teachers, and students.