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Cover for Diseases and management.

Pomegranate, which once had no major biotic problems except fruit borer, today faces a multitude of biotic stresses. Among them, bacterial and fungal diseases are prominent in pomegranate production regions, leading to considerable fruit losses throughout the growing season. More than 55 pathogens...

Author(s)
Sharma, J.; Manjunath, G.; Xavier, K. V.; Vallad, G. E.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Table grape.

This chapter discusses the origin, current areas of production, maturity and harvest indexes, quality (including consumer preferences), physiological characteristics, packaging, handling during harvesting, optimum storage conditions, retail outlet display considerations, physiological disorders,...

Author(s)
Crisosto, C. H.; Campos-Vargas, R.; Lichter, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247176)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Peach and nectarine.

This chapter describes the origin, current areas of production, maturity and harvest indexes, quality and consumer preferences, fruit composition and health benefits, fruit physiological characteristics, harvesting handling, packinghouse handling, chilling injury, physical damage, temperature...

Author(s)
Crisosto, C. H.; Echeverría, G.; Manganaris, G. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247176)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fresh fig.

This chapter provides information on the origin, current areas of production, fruit morphology and types, maturity, harvest index, crop quality, composition and health benefits, fruit physiology, physiological disorders, chilling temperature sensitivity, postharvest handling, packinghouse...

Author(s)
Crisostol, C. H.; Lopez Corrales, M.; Colelli, G.; Serradilla, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247176)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control of plant diseases.

Biological control can be defined into several categories of which two have special relevance for biological control of plant diseases, i.e. inoculation and conservation biological control. This chapter defines biological control, and provides some tips on how to select a good biological control...

Author(s)
Tronsmo, A.; Collinge, D. B.; Alabouvette, C.; Jensen, D. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cultural practices for disease management.

Cultural practices for disease management are of preventative nature, and many of them are natural parts of the growers' general practices. Most of them apply to the principles of avoidance, eradication and protection. While some actions will have a negative effect on a specific pathogen, they may...

Author(s)
Djurle, A.; Blystad, D. R.; Munk, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mechanisms of pathogenicity.

The living plant surface represents a formidable barrier to most microorganisms and only a few of those that come in contact with an individual plant are capable of entering and subsequently establishing an infection which causes disease. The tools that the successful pathogen may use include:...

Author(s)
Collinge, D. B.; Taylor, P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant viruses.

This chapter gives an overview of plant viruses and viral diseases, as well as virus detection and control. In addition, this chapter discusses infectious agents even smaller than viruses: viroids and satellites.

Author(s)
Blystad, D. R.; Kvarnheden, A.; Valkonen, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fungal-like plant pathogens.

The organisms described in this chapter are eukaryotic and they belong to two different kingdoms, Chromista and Protozoa. They are often incorrectly referred to as 'fungi' because they have some morphological traits in common with true fungi. Most of them are microscopic, but some can make...

Author(s)
Tronsmo, A. M.; Tronsmo, A.; Jørgensen, H. J. L.; Munk, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The disease cycle and lifestyles.

After the first contact between host and pathogen, a series of specific events follow which leads to the development of a disease and, ultimately, an epidemic. This series of events is called a disease cycle. Often, a disease cycle is essentially the same as the pathogen's life cycle, but the key...

Author(s)
Tronsmo, A. M.; Munk, L.; Djurle, A.; Collinge, D. B.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter

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