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Cover for Trends in sweet cherry production.

This chapter focuses on the global trend of sweet cherry production. It covers the economics, crop yield, crop quality and organic production. As sweet cherry production continues to expand worldwide, each producer must decide whether to increase production (either through the renovation of old...

Author(s)
Long, L. E.; Lang, G. A.; Kaiser, C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786398284)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sweet cherry rootstocks.

All commercial sweet cherry trees are either budded or grafted. This chapter deals with sweet cherry rootstocks. Rootstocks are used for several purposes: (i) ease for propagating and producing more trees of a superior cultivar; (ii) better adaptation to particular soil or site characteristics; and ...

Author(s)
Long, L. E.; Lang, G. A.; Kaiser, C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786398284)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Planning a new cherry orchard.

Growing fruit trees is a long term financial commitment and establishing an orchard is an expensive enterprise. Selecting the right orchard site is arguably the most important decision that a sweet cherry grower will make and it will affect all other managerial decisions related to the orchard....

Author(s)
Long, L. E.; Lang, G. A.; Kaiser, C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786398284)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Orchard establishment and production.

This chapter focuses on designing the orchard, site preparation, orchard structures, nursery tree source selection, successful pollination, planting and the use of plant growth regulators in cherry production.

Author(s)
Long, L. E.; Lang, G. A.; Kaiser, C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786398284)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sweet cherry pruning fundamentals.

This chapter focuses on the fundamentals of pruning sweet cherry orchards. The fundamentals of training and pruning contemporary sweet cherry orchards usually incorporate plant materials or techniques that promote: early fruiting for a more rapid return on investment; optimization of light...

Author(s)
Long, L. E.; Lang, G. A.; Kaiser, C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786398284)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The pomegranate: botany, production and uses.

This is the first comprehensive book covering the botany, production, processing, health and industrial uses of the pomegranate (Punica granatum). This book provides information on how to increase yields and improve short- and medium-term grower profitability and sustainability. It covers practices ...

ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book
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Cover for Soil and nutrition.

It is well-known that selection of the proper soil is of paramount importance in the success or failure of a fruit crop. Similarly, the effect of plant nutrition on quality fruit production has been well recognized. In the past, not much attention was paid to fruit quality parameters, as the...

Author(s)
Maity, A.; Khayyat, M.; Azarmi-Atajan, F.; Agehara, S.; Sarkhosh, A.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water requirements and responses to irrigation restrictions.

This chapter discusses pomegranate water requirements and its responses to irrigation restrictions. Pomegranate water relations are described, including water requirements and responses to water stress (in terms of yield and tree performance, fruit quality at harvest and fruit storage potential),...

Author(s)
Intrigliolo, D. S.; Wang, D.; Pérez-Gago, M. B.; Palou, L.; Ayars, J.; Puerto, H.; Bartual, J.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Actinidia</i> spp. kiwifruit.

This chapter focuses on the botanical characteristics, cultivation history, vegetative propagation, molecular genetics and genomics and micropropagation of various economically important Actinidia species. The success of some genetic manipulation techniques developed for the improvement of the...

Author(s)
Rey, M.; Ferradás, Y.; Martínez, Ó.; González, M. V.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Anacardium occidentale</i> cashew.

This chapter focuses on the origin, morphological and physiological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics of cashews (Anacardium occidentale). The importance of genetic manipulation in improving the pest resistance, salt tolerance and...

Author(s)
Smitha Hegde; Shashikiran Nivas; D'Souza, L.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter

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