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Cover for Harvesting and storage.

This chapter on longan and litchi (Litchi chinensis) describes the following: fruit morphology; fruit respiration and ethylene production; aril composition; pericarp structure and composition; postharvest disorders (pericarp browning, chilling injury and aril breakdown); fruit maturity indices;...

Author(s)
Holcroft, D. M.; Lin HeTong; Ketsa, S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996967)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diseases.

This chapter describes the following diseases infecting longan and litchi (Litchi chinensis): soilborne diseases (rot caused by Armillaria mellea, litchi decline, and longan decline); diseases in nurseries (caused by Fusarium, Pythium and Rhizoctonia species); foliar, floral, fruit, stem and...

Author(s)
Coates, L.; Zhou ErXun; Sittigul, C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996967)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pests.

This chapter on pests (Conopomorpha spp. as fruit borers, leaf feeders under Lepidoptera, bugs, soft scales, armoured scales, branch borers, weevils, Scarabidae beetles, leaf-feeding beetles, mites, longan erinose mite, longan gall mite, gall midges, fruit flies, bark borers, mealybugs and thrips)...

Author(s)
Waite, G. K.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996967)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant nutrition and fertilizing.

This chapter on longan and litchi (Litchi chinensis) covers the following: effects of soil type, soil pH, salinity and mycorrhizas on fertilizer requirement; factors affecting leaf composition; leaf and soil analyses, and orchard surveys for fertilizer requirement determination; N, P, K, Ca, Mg,...

Author(s)
Menzel, C. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996967)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant water relations and irrigation.

This chapter on litchi (Litchi chinensis) and longans covers the following: soil and plant water relations; irrigation requirements; tree water use; irrigation in China, Vietnam and India; soil water uptake; relationship between gas exchange and tree water status; models of leaf gas exchange;...

Author(s)
Menzel, C. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996967)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Photosynthesis and productivity.

This chapter on photosynthesis and productivity in litchi (Litchi chinensis) and longan covers the following: relationship between photosynthesis and plant development; effects of the environment on photosynthesis; assimilate production and distribution; relationship between fruit growth and leaf...

Author(s)
Menzel, C. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996967)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Huang XuMing
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996967)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fruit set, development and maturation: litchi.

This chapter discusses the following aspects of fruit development and maturation in litchi (Litchi chinensis): embryology, histology and organogenesis; types of fruit; fruit growth stages; fruit abscission; role of growth regulators (auxins, gibberellins, cytokinins, abscisic acid and ethylene) in...

Author(s)
Huang HuiBai
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996967)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Flowering.

This chapter reviews the following aspects of shoot and flower development in longan and litchi (Litchi chinensis): types of shoots (vegetative shoots, generative shoots, and mixed and transition shoots); role of growth regulators (cytokinins, auxins, ethylene, gibberellins and abscisic acid) and...

Author(s)
Davenport, T. L.; Stern, R. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996967)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cultivars and plant improvement.

This chapter summarizes research on cultivar development, cultivar identification, genetic analysis and genetic improvement in litchi (Litchi chinensis) and longan, and describes litchi cultivars in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Indonesia, southern Africa, ...

Author(s)
Menzel, C. M.; Huang XuMing; Liu ChengMing
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996967)
Type
Book chapter

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