Biology of Apples and Pears is a comprehensive reference book on all aspects of pomology at the organ, tree and orchard level.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. The growing of apples and pears; 2. Apples and pears and their relatives; 3. Apple and pear root systems: induction, development, structure and function; 4. The graft union, grafting and budding; 5. Mechanisms of rootstock and interstock effects on scion vigour; 6. The shoot system; 7. Leaves, canopies and light interception; 8. Photosynthesis, respiration, and carbohydrate transport partitioning and storage; 9. Flowers and fruits; 10. Eating quality and its retention; 11. Mineral nutrition; 12. Water relations; 13. Diseases, pests and resistance to these; 14. Biotechnology of apples and pears; Index.
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