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The avocado : botany, production and uses

Author: B Schaffer; B N Wolstenholme; A W Whiley
Publisher: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK : CABI, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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This book is comprised of 15 chapters covering principles and basic understanding in avocado science, technology, best management practices and postharvest aspects. It is aimed at avocado researchers, libraries, teachers and academics, students, advisers, cutting edge growers and industry support personnel. Topics discussed include the history, distribution, uses, taxonomy, botany, genetics, breeding, ecology,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Avocado.
Cambridge, MA : CABI, 2012
(DLC) 2012026676
(OCoLC)801355411
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: B Schaffer; B N Wolstenholme; A W Whiley
ISBN: 9781845937102 1845937104
OCLC Number: 828055242
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 560 pages, [32] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: History, distribution and uses / J.B. Bost, N.J.H. Smith, and J.H. Crane --
Taxonomy and botany / A.S. Chanderbali --
Genetics and breeding / E. Lahav and U. Lavi --
Ecology: climate and soils / B.N. Wolstenholme --
Reproductive biology / S. Salazar-García, L.C. Garner, and C.J. Lovatt --
Ecophysiology / B. Schaffer --
Cultivars and rootstocks / J.H. Crane --
Propagation / A.A. Ernst, A.W. Whiley, and G.S. Bender --
Biotechnology / F. Pliego-Alfaro --
Irrigation and mineral nutrition / E. Lahav, A.W. Whiley, and D.W. Turner --
Crop management / A.W. Whiley, B.N. Wolstenholme, and B.A. Faber --
Foliar, fruit, and soilborne diseases / E.K. Dann --
Insect and mite pests / J.E. Peña --
Harvesting, packing, postharvest technology, transport and processing / P.J. Hofman, J. Bower, and A. Woolf.
Responsibility: edited by Bruce Schaffer, B. Nigel Wolstenholme, Anthony W. Whiley.

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Although avocado has been cultivated and consumed for more than 9000 years near its centre of origin in Latin America, world production and trade has increased dramatically over the past few decades.  Read more...

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