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Apples : botany, production, and uses

Author: David C Ferree; I J Warrington
Publisher: New York, NY : CABI Pub., 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 660 pages, [32] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Colour Plates; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Taxonomic Classification and Brief History; 2 World Production, Trade, Consumption and Economic Outlook for Apples; 3 Genetic Improvement of Apple: Breeding, Markers, Mapping and Biotechnology; 4 Characteristics of Important Commercial Apple Cultivars; 5 Apple Rootstocks; 6 Propagation and Nursery Tree Quality; 7 Flowering, Pollination and Fruit Set and Development; 8 Water Relations of Apples; 9 Light Relations; 10 Temperature; 11 Selecting the Orchard Site, Site Preparation and Orchard Planning and Establishment. 12 Nutritional Requirements of Apple13 Orchard-floor Management Systems; 14 Pruning and Training Physiology; 15 Apple-orchard Planting Systems; 16 Flower and Fruit Thinning and Vegetative : Fruiting Balance; 17 Endogenous Hormones and Bioregulator Use on Apples; 18 Diseases of Apple; 19 Ecology and Management of Apple Arthropod Pests; 20 Apple-orchard Freeze Protection; 21 Integrated Fruit Production for Apples --
Principles and Guidelines; 22 Organic Apple Production --
with Emphasis on European Experiences; 23 Principles and Practices of Postharvest Handling and Stress.
Responsibility: edited by D.C. Ferree and I.J. Warrington.

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A vital resource including coverage of taxonomy and production statistics, plant materials, apple physiology, orchard and tree management, crop protection (including organic production), harvesting  Read more...

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"It is an excellent publication for extension personnel, horticultural students, and professional apple producers."--HortScience

 
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