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Litchi and longan: botany, production and uses.

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Litchi and the related fruit longan are grown extensively in China and South East Asia, as well as in Australia, Florida (USA), southern Europe and southern Africa. This book represents the only comprehensive balanced and internationally focused publication on these fruits. It covers all aspects of production, from taxonomy and breeding to propagation, flowering and fruit set, diseases, pests and ...


Chapter 8 (Page no: 141)

Fruit disorders.

This chapter discusses the factors that affect the occurrence of fruit cracking in litchi (Litchi chinensis) and longan (fruit skin morphology, cell walls, endogenous growth regulators, weather, nutrient content, pests and diseases, and orchard management), and briefly describes the symptoms and development of sunburn and stunted fruit disorder in longan.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Origin, history, production and processing. Author(s): Huang XuMing Subhadrabandhu, S. Mitra, S. K. Ben-Arie, R. Stern, R. A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 25) Taxonomy, botany and plant development. Author(s): Subhadrabandhu, S. Stern, R. A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 35) Propagation. Author(s): Mitra, S. K. Ray, P. K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 49) Biotechnology. Author(s): Litz, R. E. Raharjo, S. Matsumoto, K. Witjaksono
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 59) Cultivars and plant improvement. Author(s): Menzel, C. M. Huang XuMing Liu ChengMing
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 87) Flowering. Author(s): Davenport, T. L. Stern, R. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 115) Fruit set, development and maturation: litchi. Author(s): Huang HuiBai
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 153) Photosynthesis and productivity. Author(s): Menzel, C. M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 183) Plant water relations and irrigation. Author(s): Menzel, C. M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 209) Plant nutrition and fertilizing. Author(s): Menzel, C. M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 237) Pests. Author(s): Waite, G. K.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 261) Diseases. Author(s): Coates, L. Zhou ErXun Sittigul, C.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 273) Harvesting and storage. Author(s): Holcroft, D. M. Lin HeTong Ketsa, S.