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Cover for Greenhouse cultivation.

This chapter focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of the greenhouse cultivation of pawpaws. Information on the various greenhouse types, the importance of cultivar selection, cultivation techniques and pests and diseases affecting pawpaw cultivation in greenhouses are also presented.

Author(s)
Galán Saúco, V.; Pérez Hernández, E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Distribution and importance.

This chapter discusses the origin, early and present distribution of bananas and plantains (Musa). The main banana-producing countries are presented, which are classified (according to world production and trade) into four large groups, namely the dollar area, ACP countries (referring to the 48...

Author(s)
Robinson, J. C.; Galán Saúco, V.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936587)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Systems of cultivating bananas and product certifications.

This paper describes the four systems of banana (Musa) cultivation, i.e. the traditional and conventional, integrated, organic and protected. Different certification schemes that consider the internal and external quality of the product, as well as the social and environmental aspects of the...

Author(s)
Robinson, J. C.; Galán Saúco, V.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936587)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ripening, biochemistry and uses.

This chapter describes the pre-climacteric, climacteric, ripening and eat-ripe stages of banana and plantain (Musa) fruits, as well as the biochemical characteristics of their fruits during ripening in terms of water, carbohydrate, pigment, aromatic compound, phenolic, pectin, lipid protein,...

Author(s)
Robinson, J. C.; Galán Saúco, V.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936587)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Water requirements and irrigation.

An account is given on the different properties of irrigation systems needed to fulfill the water requirements of bananas and plantains. Topics covered include: irrigation systems (flood or furrow irrigation, overcanopy sprinklers, undercanopy sprinklers, microjet or microspinners, and drip...

Author(s)
Robinson, J. C.; Galán Saúco, V.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936587)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Horticultural management.

This chapter deals with some horticultural management practices in banana (Musa) plantations. These include weed control (using herbicides, hand hoeing, organic mulching and intercropping), sucker management (by desuckering and ratoon sucker selection), mulching, cover cropping, intercropping,...

Author(s)
Robinson, J. C.; Galán Saúco, V.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936587)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Establishing a plantation.

This chapter describes the two types of banana (Musa) planting material, i.e. the conventional and in vitro (tissue culture), as well as their multiplication and preparation. The advantages and disadvantages of using in vitro-propagated planting materials in banana production technology are...

Author(s)
Robinson, J. C.; Galán Saúco, V.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936587)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Taxonomic classification, cultivars and breeding.

This chapter describes the basis of modern classification and the major genomic groups and cultivars of bananas and plantains (Musa). Two selection criteria for genetic improvement, i.e. resistance to pests and diseases and agronomic, postharvest and quality characteristics, are discussed, as well...

Author(s)
Robinson, J. C.; Galán Saúco, V.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936587)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Site selection, soil requirements and soil preparation.

This paper provides information on the different points to consider in selecting sites for banana production. Topics covered include: tropical soil classification; soil physical requirements (porosity and compaction, aeration and drainage, water-holding capacity, soil temperature and soil texture); ...

Author(s)
Robinson, J. C.; Galán Saúco, V.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936587)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nutritional requirements.

This chapter deals with the nutrient requirements of banana and plantain plants (Musa). The different functions and deficiency symptoms of these nutrients are described, which include the macronutrients N, P, K, Ca, Mg and S and the microelements Zn, Mn, B, Fe and Cu. The interactions (antagonism...

Author(s)
Robinson, J. C.; Galán Saúco, V.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936587)
Type
Book chapter

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