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Apples : botany, production, and uses

Author: David C Ferree; I J Warrington
Publisher: New York, NY : CABI Pub., 2003.
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This book provides a comprehensive reference work, summarising our knowledge of apples and their production worldwide. It includes 24 chapters written by international authorities from the USA, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. The main subjects addressed include taxonomy and production statistics, plant materials, apple physiology, orchard and tree management, crop protection (including organic production),  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Apples.
New York, NY : CABI Pub., 2003
(DLC) 2002013984
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David C Ferree; I J Warrington
ISBN: 0851995926 9780851995922 1280829796 9781280829796
OCLC Number: 133167834
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 660 pages, [32] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Part I: Introduction1: Taxonomic classification and brief history, J L Luby, University of Minnesota, SA2: World production, trade, consumption and economic outlook for apples, D O'Rourke, Belrose Inc, Pullman, WA, USAPart II: Plant Materials3: Genetic improvement of apple: Breeding, markers, mapping, and biotechnology, S K Brown and K E Maloney, Cornell University, USA4: Characteristics of important commercial apple cultivars, C R Hampson, Pacific Agri-Food Research Center, Canada and H Kemp, Applied Plant Research, The Netherlands5: Apple rootstocks, A D Webster, Horticultural Research International, Kent, UK and S J Wertheim, Fruit Research Station, The Netherlands6: Propagation and nursery tree quality, S J Wertheim, Fruit Research Station, The Netherlands and A D Webster, Horticultural Research International, Kent, UKPart III: Apple Physiology and Environmental Influences7: Flowering, pollination and fruit set and development, F Dennis, Jr. Michigan State University, USA8: Water relations of apples, A N Lakso, Cornell University, USA9: Light relations, L Corelli Grappadelli, University of Bologna, Italy10: Temperature, J W Palmer, Nelson Research Centre, New Zealand, J-P Prive, Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada and D S Tustin, Nelson Research Centre, New ZealandPart IV: Orchard and Tree Management11: Selecting the orchard site, site preparation, orchard planning and establishment, J A Barden, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, USA12: Nutritional requirements of apple, G H Neilsen and D Neilsen, Pacific Agri-Food Research, Canada13: Orchard floor management systems, I A Merwin, Cornell University, USA14: Pruning and training physiology, D C Ferree and J R Schupp, New York State Agricultural Experimental Station, USA15: Apple orchard planting systems, T L Robinson, Cornell University, USA16: Flower and fruit thinning and vegetative: fruiting balance, R E Byers, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA17: Endogenous hormone and bioregulator use on apples, D W Greene, Pennsylvania State University, USAPart V: Crop Protection18: Diseases of apple, K C Eastwell, G G Grove, Washington State University, USA, A L Jones, Michigan State University, USA and T B Sutton, North Carolina State University, USA19: Ecology and management of apple arthropod pests, E H Beers, Washington State University, USA, D M Suckling, Horticulture Food and Research Institute, New Zealand, R J Prokopy, University of Massachusetts, USA and J Avilla, University of Lleida, Spain20: Apple orchard freeze protection, S D Seeley and J L Anderson, Utah State University, USA21: Integrated fruit production for apples - Principles and guidelines, J Avilla, University of Lleida, Spain and H Riedl, Oregon State University, USA22: Organic apple production - With emphasis on European experiences, F Weibel and A Haseli, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, SwitzerlandPart VI: Harvesting, Handling and Utilization23: Principles and practices of postharvest handling and stress, C B Watkins, Cornell University, USA24: Production and handling techniques for processing apples, R M Crassweller and G M Greene, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Responsibility: edited by D.C. Ferree and I.J. Warrington.

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