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Cover for Pests, diseases and weeds.

This chapter describes some pineapple soil-borne pests (including nematodes and arthropods) and pathogens of the roots; weeds; pests and pathogens of the shoot and fruit; and their management, using cultural, chemical, biological, genetic (breeding for resistance and genetic engineering) control...

Author(s)
Sipes, B.; Matos, A. P. de
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The pineapple: botany, production and uses.

Like the first edition, this second edition is intended to be an all-inclusive publication for those interested in pineapple production or just wanting to better understand the plant. This second edition builds on the accumulated experience of the first edition authors by including new authors from ...

Author(s)
Sanewski, G. M.; Bartholomew, D. P.; Paull, R. E.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book
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Cover for Carambola and bilimbi.

This chapter focuses on the taxonomy, origin and distribution, ecology, morphology and physiology of carambola (Averrhoa carambola) and bilimbi (A. bilimbi). The development of cultivars, cultural production practices, pest, disease and weed management and orchard protection against various abiotic ...

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

This chapter focuses on the taxonomy, origin and distribution, ecology, morphology and physiology and plant development of durian (Durio zibethinus). The breeding of new cultivars, cultural production practices, pest, disease and weed management and orchard protection against abiotic factors are...

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

This chapter focuses on the taxonomy, origin and distribution, ecology, morphology, physiology and plant development of guava. The development of new cultivars, cultural production practices, pest, disease and weed management and orchard protection against various abiotic factors are discussed and...

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

With a world production of above 25 million tonnes, having duplicated in less than 25 years, pineapple is the third most important tropical fruit, behind bananas and mango (considering that citrus cultivation is mostly subtropical). This chapter discusses the pre-Columbian importance and...

Author(s)
Leal, F.; d'Eeckenbrugge, G. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Origin and evolution.

This chapter describes the pineapple wild relatives, including their taxonomic status, ecology and distributions. The domesticated pineapples and their pre-Columbian distribution are discussed, as well as the domestication syndrome in the cultivated forms of Ananas comosus. Pineapple diversity and...

Author(s)
d'Eeckenbrugge, G. C.; Duval, M. F.; Leal, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Papaya.

This paper focuses on the taxonomy, origin and distribution, ecological requirements, morphology and physiology of pawpaws. The cultivar development, propagation, cultivation, irrigation, pruning, fertilizer application and weed, pest and disease management are discussed. The harvesting,...

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

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