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The Pineapple

The Pineapple

Botany, Production and Uses

Now Published!

Edited by G M Sanewski, Principal Horticulturist. Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Australia, D Bartholomew, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA, R E Paull, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

November 2018 / Hardback / 352 Pages / 9781786393302 £115.00 / €150.00 / $190.00
With 10% online discount: £103.50 / €135.00 / $171.00
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Main Description

Completely updated with new content and full-colour figures throughout, the second edition of this successful book continues to provide a comprehensive coverage of pineapple breeding, production and yield. Pineapple is an increasingly important crop and demand for fresh pineapple is steadily growing; stakeholders in the value chain are worldwide. The Pineapple: Botany, Production and Uses provides essential coverage from botany through to postharvest handling and provides the technical information required by all those working with the crop.

The second edition:
- Contains new chapters on organic production and production for other uses (fibre and ornamentals).
- Includes major updates to content on taxonomy, biotechnology, cultural systems, nutrition, varieties and genetic improvement.
- Explores physiological changes associated with the year-round growing of pineapple in addition to the associated cultural practices and mineral nutrition.
- Considers the impacts of climate change and environmental issues on pineapple crops, and relevant mitigation strategies.
- Looks at the effects of new cultivars and technologies on cultural practices and plant nutrition.

Written by an international team of experts, this book is an essential resource for researchers, growers and all those involved in the pineapple industry.

  • 1: History, Distribution and World Production
  • 2: Morphology, Anatomy and Taxonomy
  • 3: Origin and Evolution
  • 4: Varieties and Breeding
  • 5: Biotechnology
  • 6: Crop Environment, Plant Growth and Physiology
  • 7: Cultural System
  • 8: Plant Nutrition
  • 9: Organic Production
  • 10: Production for Other Uses
  • 11: Inflorescence and Fruit Development and Yield
  • 12: Pests, Diseases and Weeds
  • 13: Postharvest Physiology, Handling and Storage

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Bartholomew - Emeritus Professor of Tropical Plant and Soil Science, University of Hawai`i at Manoa with almost 50 years of experience in pineapple physiology and culture.

Sanewski - Senior Horticulturist with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry based at Maroochy Research Facility, Nambour, Australia. He has broad experience in a range of sub-tropical tree, vine and plantation crops but has worked principally with pineapple over the last 22 years. He currently has programs in genetic improvement of pineapple with an emphasis on fruit quality and disease resistance.

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