The Biology of Apples and Pears

The Biology of Apples and Pears

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by John E. Jackson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521021057

ISBN-13: 9780521021050

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Biology of Apples and Pears is a comprehensive reference book on all aspects of pomology at the organ, tree and orchard level. It provides detailed information on propagation, root and shoot growth, rootstock effects, canopy development in relation to orchard design, flowering, pollination, fruit set, fruit growth, fruit quality factors and quality retention in store.…  See more details below

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Biology of Apples and Pears is a comprehensive reference book on all aspects of pomology at the organ, tree and orchard level. It provides detailed information on propagation, root and shoot growth, rootstock effects, canopy development in relation to orchard design, flowering, pollination, fruit set, fruit growth, fruit quality factors and quality retention in store. It also deals with mineral nutrition, water relations and irrigation, diseases and pests, and biotechnology. The book emphasizes the scientific basis of modern tree and orchard management, and fruit storage. It describes key cultivar differences and their physiology and genetics, and environmental effects and cultivar x environment interactions in tropical and subtropical as well as temperate zone conditions. It is written for fruit growers, extension workers, plant breeders, biotechnologists and storage and crop protection specialists, as well as for researchers and students of pomology and horticulture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521021050
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Series:
Biology of Horticultural Crops Series
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1The growing of apples and pears4
2Apples and pears and their relatives22
3Apple and pear root systems: induction, development, structure and function84
4The graft union, grafting and budding126
5Mechanisms of rootstock and interstock effects on scion vigour141
6The shoot system157
7Leaves, canopies and light interception210
8Photosynthesis, respiration, and carbohydrate transport, partitioning and storage237
9Flowers and fruits268
10Eating quality and its retention341
11Mineral nutrition384
12Water relations415
13Diseases, pests, and resistance to these448
14Biotechnology of apples and pears473
Cultivar Index483
General Index485

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