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Cover for Plant nutrition.

This chapter focuses on pineapple nutrient management, discussing soil sampling and analysis (for minerals, chemicals, texture, pH and liming), as well as plant tissue analysis (for nutrient concentrations). The distribution of nutrients within the plant; plant macro- and micronutrients; plant...

Author(s)
Vásquez-Jiménez, J.; Bartholomew, D. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Systematic classification, distribution and botany.

This chapter focuses on botanical descriptions; systematic classification and taxonomy based on morphological, biochemical and molecular data; and distribution of limes. Some cultivated limes are described, including Mexican lime (Citrus aurantiifolia), Persian lime (Citrus latifolia), Palestine...

Author(s)
Chandrika Ramadugu; Razi, M. F.; Keremane, M. L.; Scora, R. W.; Roose, M. L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647845)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Growth, development and reproductive physiology of the Mexican lime (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Citrus aurantifolia</i> Christm (Swingle)).

Lime trees develop as shrubs, with a dense canopy and small, abundant sharp spines on all their branches. If lime trees are allowed to grow freely in deep, sandy, loam soil, with ample nutrient availability, they can reach up to 8 m tall in 12 years. Lime trees are evergreen and have functional...

Author(s)
Almaguer-Vargas, G.; Márquez-Berber, S. R.; González-Hernández, V.; Cruz-Huerta, N.; Ramírez-Ramírez, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647845)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Propagation and nursery certification.

In limes (Rutaceae), propagation is more critical due to the presence of cross-pollination, cross-compatibility and polyembryony. Similarly the use of appropriate rootstocks is another unique aspect that must be considered during the process. This chapter summarizes the available information about...

Author(s)
Nawaz, M. A.; Liu YongZhong; Khan, M. M.; Waqar Ahmed
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647845)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Planning and orchard establishment.

A well established successful commercial orchard depends on better selection of plant material and successful initial establishment. Proper orchard establishment followed by better and timely cultural practices helps avoid many risks and reduces losses. This chapter discusses planning to establish...

Author(s)
Muhammad Usman; Khan, M. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647845)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Irrigation and fertilization management in lime trees.

This chapter outlines irrigation and fertilizer management in lime trees (Rutaceae), exploring their water requirements, the different irrigation systems used currently and how these strategies have to be modified according to the different soil, climatic and water resource characteristics. In the...

Author(s)
García-Sánchez, F.; Simón-Grao, S.; Gimeno, V.; Martínez-Nicolás, J. J.; Srivastava, A. K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647845)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Precision agriculture in lime: potential for application of precision agriculture technologies in lime cropping systems.

In order to apply crop inputs on an as need basis, map and sensor-based precision agriculture (PA) technologies could be implemented in lime (Rutaceae) production for effective management of inputs to improve crop productivity. PA has several components, i.e. a differential global positioning...

Author(s)
Farooque, A. A.; Zaman, Q. U.; Schumann, A. W.; Esau, T. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647845)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Plant protection: lime diseases and insect pests.

This chapter is divided into two parts. The first part addresses some of the most common fungal, viral and prokaryotic diseases of acid lime [C. aurantiifolia]. Information is given about symptoms of each disease, causal agent(s) and management. The second part focuses on the main acid lime insect...

Author(s)
Al-Sadi, A. M.; Queiroz, R. B.; Donkersley, P.; Nasehi, A.; Elliot, S. L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647845)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Innovative production technologies.

In relevance to agriculture, the term 'innovation' may be defined as 'a new method, technique or technology which reduces human effort, minimizes cost of implementation, protects soil, atmosphere, water resources, human health, wild life and flora while increasing crop yield and quality under a...

Author(s)
Razi, M. F.; Janke, R.; Khan, M. M.; Um-e-Ammara
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647845)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Harvesting and post-harvest management.

This chapter attempts to summarize briefly all the steps involved in harvesting and postharvest management of limes (Rutaceae), including harvesting, postharvest treatments, packing, storage and transportation, which can positively influence the fruit postharvest life and quality. The fruit...

Author(s)
Khan, A. S.; Zora Singh
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647845)
Type
Book chapter

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