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The Biology of Apples and Pears : The Biology of Horticultural Crops - John E. Jackson

The Biology of Apples and Pears

The Biology of Horticultural Crops

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Published: 14th July 2003
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Biology of Apples and Pears is a comprehensive reference book on all aspects of pomology at the organ, tree and orchard level. It provides detailed information on propagation, root and shoot growth, root stock effects, canopy development in relation to orchard design, flowering, pollination, fruit set, fruit growth, fruit quality factors and quality retention in store. It also deals with mineral nutrition, water-relations and irrigation, diseases and pests and biotechnology. The book emphasises the scientific basis of modern tree and orchard management and fruit storage. It describes key cultivar differences and their physiology and genetics and environmental effects and cultivar x environment interactions in tropical and sub-tropical as well as temperate zone conditions. It is written for fruit growers, extension workers, plant breeders, biotechnologists and storage and crop protection specialists as well as for researchers and students of pomology and horticulture.

'... the principal strengths of the volume are in its encyclopedic treatment ...' Chemistry & Industry '... useful information for research and extension workers, plant breeders and teachers and students as well as interested fruit growers.' Journal of Agricultural Science '... an outstanding work ... clearly written, up-to-date, and covers an enormous amount of material.' Chronica Horticulturae '... this work represents a monumental achievement, which is likely to become a standard work in top fruit. ... comprehensive ... This volume fills the gap for a European textbook on this subject and includes molecular markers and biotechnology of apple and pear plus the latest references up to and including 2001. It will certainly serve as a good basis for lectures on fruit tree physiology for both students and lecturers alike.' European Journal of Horticultural Science

Introduction
The growing of apples and pears
Apples and pears and their relatives
Apple and pear root systems: induction, development, structure and function
The graft union, grafting and budding
Mechanisms of rootstock and interstock effects on scion vigour
The shoot system
Leaves, canopies and light interception
Photosynthesis, respiration, and carbohydrate transport partitioning and storage
Flowers and fruits
Eating quality and its retention
Mineral nutrition
Water relations
Diseases, pests and resistance to these
Biotechnology of apples and pears
Index
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ISBN: 9780521380188
ISBN-10: 0521380189
Series: The Biology of Horticultural Crops
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 502
Published: 14th July 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.9