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Cover for Principles of tropical horticulture.

This publication provides a background of environmental influences and plant physiology to understand production and postharvest systems, environmental adaptation techniques and marketing strategies. Focusing on the principles behind production practices and their scientific basis, rather than...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645414)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Setting the scene: the context of horticulture in the developing world and the tropics.

This chapter addresses some of the past history of horticulture, recent trends in horticultural production and their drivers (including those that are political) and is then followed by case studies that highlight the value of investing in research and horticulture. It concludes with a mention of...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645414)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The tropical environment and physiology of horticultural crops.

This chapter puts into perspective some of the environmental conditions that horticultural species experience when grown within the tropics, from the lowlands to the highlands. It describes constraints of plant growth, especially that of cultivated horticultural species, by low temperature at high...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645414)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Horticultural production systems.

This chapter examines the diversity of horticultural production systems practised in the tropics. With this knowledge, it will then be possible to review the variety and relevance of the specific production practices employed in the successful growing of vegetables and fruits and flowers in the...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645414)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Supply chain management: production of vegetables.

This chapter is separated into two parts, the first focusing on the truly tropical vegetable species, and the second on vegetable species introduced to the tropics from more temperate climates. The importance of breeding and, particularly, of good horticultural management and practice to produce...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645414)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Supply chain management: production of fruits and flowers.

This chapter presents an outline of the principles underlying the production practices that have been developed for fruit and flower species in the tropics, using various representative temperate and tropical fruit and flower species. This chapter will first concentrate on general principles of...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645414)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pre- and postharvest management and effects on product quality.

This chapter presents some of the underlying principles of pre- and postharvest management of fruits, vegetables and flowers that, if implemented in practice, lead to the supply of fresh produce on a day-by-day basis, for consumption in the tropics and as export commodities to temperate climate...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645414)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Supply chain management: marketing and retail.

This chapter discusses the final steps in the supply chain management for tropical horticultural produce - marketing and retail. Following some analysis of consumer features and their purchasing patterns, five channels for the supply of horticultural produce to consumers are discussed, from barter...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645414)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The future for tropical horticulture.

The key to satisfying the anticipated increased demand for fruit and vegetables will be to ensure that increased production and availability are underpinned by farm practices that enhance the natural, physical and social capital upon which society depends for its continued existence. Production...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645414)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Alternatives to traditional annual crop agriculture in the uplands - biophysical evidence from the Manupali River Watershed.

Results are presented of field experiments during 1998-2003 in the Manupali River Watershed (Mindanao, Philippines) designed to evaluate tree-based (Eucalyptus grandis) and improved fallow (sunflower and Tithonia diversifolia) production systems with annual crops (tomato, maize, beans [Phaseolus]...

Author(s)
Midmore, D. J.; Poudel, D. D.; Nissen, T. M.; Daño, A.; Zhu, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book chapter