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Strawberri : Crop Production Science in Horticulture - James Hancock


Crop Production Science in Horticulture

Paperback Published: 10th January 1999
ISBN: 9780851993393
Number Of Pages: 240

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This book is the first single author work to be published for more than 30 years that provides a broad, balanced review of our scientific knowledge of strawberries and their cultivation. In recent years, methods of strawberry culture have undergone extensive modifications and the strawberry industry has expanded considerably in a number of countries in Europe and Asia, as well as in North America.

This title covers aspects from taxonomy, ecology, morphology and genetics to environmental physiology, disease and pest control, fruit ripening, storage and processing.

* An excellent, concise overview of strawberries and their cultivation
* Part of the popular Crop Production Science in Horticulture Series
* Worldwide in scope

Prefacep. vii
The Strawberry Industryp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Major cultural systemsp. 4
Characteristics of the major producing regionsp. 4
Varietiesp. 13
Conclusionsp. 24
The Strawberry Speciesp. 25
The strawberry speciesp. 25
Strawberry species distributionsp. 27
Evolutionary relationshipsp. 40
Conclusionsp. 45
History of Strawberry Domesticationp. 47
Domestication of Old World speciesp. 47
Domestication of the Scarlet strawberry, Fragaria virginianap. 49
Domestication of F. chiloensis in the New Worldp. 51
Spread of F. chiloensis outside Chilep. 53
Origin of the dessert strawberry, Fragaria [times] ananassap. 55
Breeding in Europe from 1800 to 1960p. 57
Breeding outside Europe from 1800 to 1960p. 60
Conclusionsp. 65
Breeding and Geneticsp. 67
Introductionp. 67
Breeding strategiesp. 67
Genetics of economically important traitsp. 68
Biotechnological approaches to genetic improvementp. 81
Utilization of native germplasmp. 82
Current breeding effortsp. 83
Conclusionsp. 89
Structural and Developmental Physiologyp. 90
Introductionp. 90
Anatomy and morphologyp. 90
Photoperiodic and temperature regulation of developmentp. 95
Dormancyp. 99
Cold hardinessp. 100
Photosynthesis and carbon allocation patternsp. 102
Water relationsp. 104
Nutritionp. 107
Conclusionsp. 110
Cultural Systemsp. 111
Introductionp. 111
Hill and matted row culturep. 112
Tunnels and forcing systemsp. 122
Harvestingp. 124
Methods of propagationp. 128
Conclusionsp. 129
Fruiting and Postharvest Physiologyp. 131
Introductionp. 131
Factors influencing fruit growthp. 132
Fruit ripening processesp. 135
Handling and storage of fresh fruitp. 140
Processing fruitp. 145
Conclusionsp. 147
Pest and Disease Managementp. 149
Introductionp. 149
Arthropod and mollusc pestsp. 153
Common strawberry diseasesp. 163
Conclusionsp. 176
Referencesp. 177
Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9780851993393
ISBN-10: 0851993397
Series: Crop Production Science in Horticulture
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 10th January 1999
Publisher: CABI Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.51