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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apiaceae</i> seed production.

This chapter describes the principles and practices of Apiaceae seed production. While much of the information presented relates directly to carrot seed production, it is also relevant to production of most other Apiaceae seed crops. Where possible, information and examples from other crops have...

Author(s)
Spurr, C. J.; Lucas, A. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Blueberry field management and harvesting.

This chapter covers several management practices of utmost importance in blueberry cultivation, including mulching, protected cultivation, soilless culture, irrigation, pruning, grafting, pollination and harvesting. The impact of insufficient or excess water is explained. The methods to determine...

Author(s)
Retamales, J. B.; Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647265)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Blueberries.

This second edition contains nine chapters, providing an overview of the various aspects of blueberry science and culture. In chapter 1, the industry is described with information on the history of cultivation, the most important locations, the species and the cultural practices employed in the...

Author(s)
Retamales, J. B.; Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647265)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Blueberry field management and harvesting.

This chapter covers various management practices that are important in blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) cultivation, including mulching (with plastic film or organic mulch), irrigation, pruning, pollination and mechanical harvesting. Plant water relations, and blueberry response to water stress and water ...

Author(s)
Hancock, J.; Retamales, J.
ISBN
2012 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845938260)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rambutan and pulasan.

This chapter on rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) and pulasan (N. mutabile) covers the following: taxonomy, area of origin and distribution, environmental requirements for cultivation (climate, and soil chemical and physical properties), plant morphology (whole plant, flowers and fruits) and...

Author(s)
Paull, R. E.; Duarte, O.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937898)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Palms.

This chapter on coconut (Cocos nucifera) and salak (Salacca zalacca) covers the following: taxonomy, area of origin, geographical distribution, environmental conditions (soil chemical and physical properties) for growth, plant morphology (stems, roots, leaves, inflorescences and flowers) and...

Author(s)
Paull, R. E.; Duarte, O.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937898)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tree management.

This chapter focuses on the sexual and asexual propagation and differences between sexually and asexually propagated fruit trees, nursery tree management and planting, pruning, irrigation, fertilizer application and pest and disease management strategies. The girdling and scoring, leaf fall, use of ...

Author(s)
Paull, R. E.; Duarte, O.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936723)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Annonas: cherimoya, atemoya and sweetsop.

This chapter focuses on the botany (family, important genera and species and area of origin and distribution) of the cherimoyas, atemoyas and sweetsops and the effects of soil type, rainfall, temperature, light and photoperiod and wind factors on their ecology. The general characteristics of the...

Author(s)
Paull, R. E.; Duarte, O.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936723)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Avocado.

This chapter focuses on the taxonomy, origin and distribution and effects of soil types and pH and climatic factors on the ecology of avocados. The general characteristics of the trees, fruits, flowers and inflorescences, pollination and fruit set are discussed and the cultivar development,...

Author(s)
Paull, R. E.; Duarte, O.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936723)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Asteraceae</i> (formerly <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Compositae</i>).

This chapter describes the origin, morphological types, cultivar description, soil pH and nutrient requirements, sowing, young plant establishment, irrigation, flowering, pollination, isolation period, roguing and selection, seed stalk emergence, seed development, harvesting, seed cleaning, seed...

Author(s)
George, R. A. T.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935214)
Type
Book chapter

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