Horticultural Reviews / Edition 1

Horticultural Reviews / Edition 1

by Jules Janick
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471333743

ISBN-13: 9780471333746

Pub. Date: 11/28/1999

Publisher: Wiley

Experts present state of the art overviews on important topics on breeding agriculturally and horticulturally significant plants and plant varieties. Examines how to breed plants that not only provide abundant yields but also offer improved resistance to insects and disease with less reliance on costly and environmentally hazardous fertilizers, herbicides and

Overview

Experts present state of the art overviews on important topics on breeding agriculturally and horticulturally significant plants and plant varieties. Examines how to breed plants that not only provide abundant yields but also offer improved resistance to insects and disease with less reliance on costly and environmentally hazardous fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. Contains the latest information on all areas of plant breeding including major horticultural and field crops and such specialties as nuts, mushrooms and trees grown for timber and pulp.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471333746
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Horticultural Reviews Series, #13
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Dedication Irwin L. Goldman Molly Jahn xiii

1 Common Bean Rust: Pathology and Control Merion M. Liebenberg Zacharias A. Pretorius 1

Abbreviations and Acronyms 2

I Introduction 3

II Pathogen Nomenclature, Morphology, and Life Cycle 4

III Symptoms 8

IV Host Range 9

V Distribution 11

VI Epidemiology 19

VII Economic Importance 25

VIII Pathogenic Variation 28

IX Manipulation of the Fungus 37

X Disease Management 44

XI Conclusions 73

Acknowledgments 75

Literature Cited 75

2 Bitter Gourd: Botany, Horticulture, Breeding Tusar K. Behera Snigdha Behera L. K. Bharathi K. Joseph John Philipp W. Simon Jack E. Staub 101

I Introduction 102

II Botany 109

III Horticulture 113

IV Breeding 120

V Conclusions 131

Literature Cited 132

3 Dynamics of Carbohydrate Reserves in Cultivated Grapevines Bruno P. Holzapfel Jason P. Smith Stewart K. Field W. James Hardie 143

I Introduction 144

II Carbohydrate Reserves 146

III Accumulation of Carbohydrate Reserves 152

IV Photoassimilation and Storage Processes 165

V Mobilization and Utilization of Carbohydrate Reserves 174

VI Viticultural Management of Carbohydrate Reserves 185

VII Summary and Conclusions 199

Literature Cited 201

4 Elderberry: Botany, Horticulture, Potential Denis Charlebois Patrick L. Byers

I Introduction 215

II Botany 215

III Horticulture 226

IV Propagation 242

V Uses 249

VI Concluding Remarks 263

Literature Cited 264

5 Modified Humidity Packaging of Fresh Produce Victor Rodov Shimshon Ben-Yehoshua Nehemia Aharoni Shabtai Cohen 281

I Introduction 282

II Basics of Postharvest Water Relations 282

III Water in Postharvest Life of Fresh Produce 293

IV The Concept of Modified-Humidity Packaging 300

V Practical MHP Approaches 301

VI Summary 319

Acknowledgments 321

Literature Cited 321

6 Ecological and Genetic Systems Underlying Sustainable Horticulture Autar K. Mattoo John B. Teasdale 331

Abbreviations 331

I Introduction 332

II Ecological Systems 333

III Genetic Systems 342

IV An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Horticulture 353

Literature Cited 355

Subject Index 363

Cumulative Subject Index 365

Cumulative Contributor Index 393

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