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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 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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Economic benefits from innovation.

Most soyabean farmers use chemical fungicides and resistant cultivars to limit yield losses from disease when they expect damage from pathogens to exceed the economic injury level. The suppliers of such inputs actively invest in R&D to regularly improve them by developing more efficient genetic ...

Author(s)
Kalaitzandonakes, N.; Kaufman, J.; Zahringer, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diseases.

This chapter focuses on diseases of citrus, emphasizing major problems and control measures. These include tree declines and disorders caused by bacteria, spiroplasmas, phytoplasmas, virus and virus-like agents; soil-borne diseases such as phytophthora root rot, foot rot and brown rot and other...

Author(s)
Timmer, L. W.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938154)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases caused by bacteria and phytoplasmas.

This chapter describes diseases of banana (Musa and Ensete), caused by bacteria and phytoplasmas. Information is given on their economic impact, distribution, symptoms, causal agent(s), disease cycle and epidemiology (e.g. insect vector and mechanical transmission), host reaction, and control using ...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Field trials in oil palm breeding: a manual.

A central objective in Verdant's mission is to develop better, more productive and more sustainable cultivars of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis), rubber and other plantation crops, particularly through plant breeding. Field testing is an essential component in selecting and developing new varieties...

Author(s)
Sitepu, B.; Laksono, N. D.; Setiawati, U.; Nur, F.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Anwar, Y.; Widodo, P.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241396)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Carrot root quality.

Carrot is considered a healthy vegetable as it is rich in fibre and antioxidant-related compounds and with a low level of kilocalories. Some compounds are involved in both the nutritional and sensory quality. In most cases, carrot quality is highly dependent on the variety. However, environment...

Author(s)
Geoffriau, E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Organic tomato.

This paper provides information on the guiding principles and standards of organic agriculture and focuses on the productivity and profitability, cultivar selection, seedling production, use of organic fertilizers and soil amendments, irrigation systems, pest, pathogen and weed control strategies...

Author(s)
Dorais, M.; Schwarz, D.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for IPM case studies: seed potato.

This chapter focuses on the damages caused by viruses and their aphid vectors on potato seed production and the efficacy of various methods (biological, chemical, cultural and host resistance) and their combination (IPM) for the control of these aphid vectors.

Author(s)
Pickup, J.; Lacomme, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647098)
Type
Book chapter

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