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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 The cucurbits.

This chapter focuses on evolution, taxonomy, germination and seedling growth, flower differentiation, effects of environment and growth hormones on sex expression, flowering time, pollination, pollen germination, pollen growth, fruit set, parthenocarpy, fruit development, fruit dominance,...

Author(s)
Chen, T. W.; Stützel, H.; Wien, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Precise crop load management.

This chapter discusses three approaches of precision crop load management. Several production practices can be used to reduce crop load, but the chief practices are fruit thinning and pruning. Obtaining the optimal crop load for fruit size, quality and return bloom with chemical thinning is...

Author(s)
Zhang CaiXi; Chen Du
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cucurbitaceae</i> - cucurbits, the vine crops.

This chapter identifies the most important species in the Cucurbitaceae family and discusses various aspects of their production in the tropics, including climatic requirements, types and cultivars, site and soil, crop establishment, flowering and pollination, harvesting, and pests and pathogens.

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937539)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Alliaceae</i>.

This chapter describes the origin, morphological types, cultivars, soil pH and nutrient requirements, irrigation, crop husbandry, flowering, pollination, isolation distance, roguing stages, hybrid and basic seed production, harvesting, threshing, seed extraction and processing, seed yield,...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Other African fruit: tamarind, marula and ackee.

This chapter on tamarind (Tamarindus indica), marula (Sclerocarya birrea) and ackee (Blighia sapida) covers the following: taxonomy, area of origin and geographical distribution, environmental conditions for growth (soil chemical and physical properties, and climate), plant morphology (whole tree,...

Author(s)
Paull, R. E.; Duarte, O.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937898)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Greenhouse tomato production.

Greenhouse tomato production is discussed under the following topics: importance of the industry, costs of production, greenhouse structures, cropping schedules, transplant production, plant spacing and extra stems, cultivars, crop management (training systems, side-shooting and trimming,...

Author(s)
Peet, M. M.; Welles, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Apples: botany, production and uses.

This book, with contributions from 40 scientists from 8 countries, summarizes the current research information on apples and their culture, and will be of value to horticultural students, research and extension workers, and professional fruit growers. The 24 chapters are presented in 6 parts. Part...

Author(s)
Ferree, D. C.; Warrington, I. J.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995922)
Type
Book

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