Temperate and Subtropical Fruit Production

Temperate and Subtropical Fruit Production

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Effective fruit production requires general knowledge of fruit husbandry such as nutrition, propagation, pruning and training, effects of climate and crop protection as well as specific cultivation techniques for each fruit. Fully revised and expanded to include organic fruit production, this new edition provides a thorough introduction to the cultivation of fruit found throughout the temperate and subtropical regions of the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 186 x 244 x 24mm | 920.79g
  • CABI Publishing
  • Wallingford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 1845935012
  • 9781845935016
  • 616,230

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"...this new publication represents a comprehensive update of temperate and subtropical fruit production practices in a structure and style which works well as both a core pomology text and basic reference for these increasingly information intensive times." Tom Gradziel, HortTechnology"
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About David Penman

Now retired, Graham Thiele was Associate Professor in the Department of Horticulture at Lincoln University. He is a graduate of Massey and Lincoln Universities, and has a wide practical knowledge of fruit production. He joined the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in 1952 as a cadet and later was an adviser in Motueka and Christchurch. He joined Lincoln University in 1962 and in 1967 was given the responsibility for developing new courses in horticulture economics and management. He has lectured and consulted internationally where his expertise in the systems approach to education, extention, and research has created considerable interest. graduated in horticulture from Wye College, University of London. Between 1971 and 1978 he lectured in crop and horticultural sciences at the University of Swaziland and completed an MSc in Applied Plant Sciences with London University. His experience in southern Africa broadened his range beyond temperate fruit production. He emigrated to New Zealand and joined the staff of Lincoln University in 1978. He currently lectures in horticulture and viticulture and supervises postgraduate students. In his research he has worked with subtropical and temperate fruits including kiwifruit, pepino, persimmon, feijoa, raspberry, strawberry, apples and pears. He has worked on sabbatical leave in Australia and the USA. Recently he visited and lectured in universities in China.
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Table of contents

Part I: General Points on Fruit Husbandry1: The Distribution of Fruits2: Climate and Fruit Plants3: Morphology and Growth of Woody Plants4: Flowers and Fruit5: Pruning and Training6: Pruning and Training of Other Fruits7: Producing and Marketing Quality Fruit8: Use of Bioregulators in Fruit Production9: Soils, Nutrients and Water10: Crop Protection11: Propagation of Fruit Plants12: Machinery for Fruit GrowingPart II: Cultivation of Specific Fruits13: Stonefruit14: Pome Fruits15: Grapes16: Berry Fruit17: Citrus18: Kiwifruit19: Subtropical Fruit20: Miscellaneous Fruit Crops21: Edible Nuts
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