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Cherries : Crop Physiology, Production and U - A. Webster

Cherries

Crop Physiology, Production and U

By: A. Webster (Editor), Norman Looney (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 12th August 1995
ISBN: 9780851989365
Number Of Pages: 464

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The sweet cherry is one of the most popular of temperate fruit crops with consumers and is grown commercially in more than 40 countries of the world, in temperate, Mediterranean, subtropical and arid regions of all continents. The sour cherry is cultivated in fewer countries, mainly in Europe and the USA, and is used mainly in processed cherry products. Until recently, horticultural improvement of cherries as a commercial crop has been slow, and major production problems such as bird damage, rain-induced cracking, and bacterial diseases, have remained.

However, in the last 25 years, major developments have occurred. New improved varieties of sweet cherry have been bred which have larger fruit, are more disease resistant and set fruit more reliably. Improved sour cherry varieties have also been bred and mechanised systems of harvesting introduced. New dwarfing rootstocks are now being released. This book provides a comprehensive review of all of these topics, and many more. It covers all aspects of the botany, production and uses of sweet and sour cherries, and represents a definitive reference work for students and research workers in horticulture as well as professional fruit growers.

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"Brings together a wealth of information on the cherry that will be of value for decades to come."--The Quarterly Review of Biology "Brings together a wealth of information on the cherry that will be of value for decades to come."--The Quarterly Review of Biology "Brings together a wealth of information on the cherry that will be of value for decades to come."--The Quarterly Review of Biology "Brings together a wealth of information on the cherry that will be of value for decades to come."--The Quarterly Review of Biology

Contributors
Preface
Introduction
The Taxonomic Classification of Sweet and Sour Cherries and a Brief History of Their Cultivation
World Distrubtion of Sweet and Sour Cherry Production: National Statistics
Plant Materials
Sweet Cherry Scions: Characteristics of the Principal Commercial Cultivars, Breeding Objectives and Methods
Sour Cherry Cultivars: Objectives and Methods of Fruit Breeding and Characteristics of Principal Commercial Cultivars
Rootstocks for Sweet and Sour Cherries
Crop Physiology and Husbandry
Propagation of Sweet and Sour Cherries
Selecting the Orchard Site, Orchard Planning and Establishment
Flowering, Pollination and Fruit Set
Cherry Nutrient Requirements and Water Relations
Tree Canopy Management and the Orchard Environment: Principles and Practices of Pruning and Training
Principles and Practice of Plant Bioregulator Usage in Cherry Production
Rain-induced Cracking of Sweet Cherries: Its Causes and Prevention
Crop Protection
Orchard Floor Vegitation Management
Cherry Diseases: Their Prention and Control
Management and Control of Insect and Mite Pests of Cherry
Sweet Cherries: Protection of Fruit from Bird and Rain Damage
Harvesting, Handling and Utilization
Harvest and Handling Sweet Cherries for the Fresh Market
Harvesting and Handling Sour and Sweet Cherries for Processing
Cherry Processing
Index
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ISBN: 9780851989365
ISBN-10: 0851989365
Series: Cabi
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 12th August 1995
Publisher: CABI Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 18.42  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.18

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