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Currants, Gooseberries, and Jostaberries : a Guide for Growers, Marketers, and Researchers in North America

Author: Danny Barney; Kim Hummer
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Rediscover the economic potential of growing Ribes cultivars in the United States and Canada! Currants, Gooseberries, and Jostaberries: A Guide for Growers, Marketers, and Researchers in North America explores the biology and history of growing these small fruits as commercial crops in North America. This book provides authoritative information on the potential risks and profits of establishing a currant or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Danny Barney; Kim Hummer
ISBN: 9781482277821 1482277824
OCLC Number: 1027758513
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; Chapter 1: History of Currant, Gooseberry, and Jostaberry Cultivation; Currants; Gooseberries; Jostaberries; Commercial Ribes Production; Chapter 2: Genetics, Growth, Development, and Fruit Composition; Taxonomy and Genetics; Growth and Development; Chapter 3: Propagation; Seeds and Stock; Layering; Cuttings; Chapter 4: Selecting a Planting Site; Nonsite Considerations; Site Considerations; Chapter 5: Designing a Currant, Gooseberry, or Jostaberry Farm; Field Layout; Irrigation Systems. Deer and Other Vertebrate Pest ControlEquipment and Buildings; Chapter 6: Preparing a Site for Planting; Amending the Soil; Controlling Weeds; Controlling Pests; Chapter 7: Ribes Cultivars; Cultivars Available in North America; Disease Resistance; Gooseberry Cultivars; Black Currant Cultivars; Red Currant Cultivars; White Currant Cultivars; Jostaberry Cultivars; Chapter 8: Planting and Establishing Ribes; Ordering Plant Material; Planting; Chapter 9: Crop Management; Nutrition and Fertilization; Weed Control; Pruning and Training; Pollination; Winter Protection. Chapter 10: Pests and Diseases of RibesPests Other Than Insects and Mites; Insects, Mites, and Invertebrate Pests; Diseases; Chapter 11: Harvesting, Storing, and Marketing Ribes Crops; Harvesting; Postharvest Care and Storage; Marketing; Chapter 12: Breeding Currants, Gooseberries, and Jostaberries; Selection of Parents for Breeding; Ribes Breeding Techniques; Appendix A: Site Selection Checklist; Appendix B: Enterprise Budget; References; Index.
Responsibility: Danny Barney, Kim Hummer.

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Provides authoritative information on the biology and history of growing currants, gooseberries, and jostaberries as commerical crops in the USA.  Read more...

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