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The avocado: botany, production and uses.

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This book is comprised of 15 chapters covering principles and basic understanding in avocado science, technology, best management practices and postharvest aspects. It is aimed at avocado researchers, libraries, teachers and academics, students, advisers, cutting edge growers and industry support personnel. Topics discussed include the history, distribution, uses, taxonomy, botany, genetics, breed...


Chapter 13 (Page no: 380)

Foliar, fruit and soilborne diseases.

This chapter provides an in-depth review of important diseases affecting avocado production throughout the world. The importance of understanding the interaction of plant pathogens with their avocado host in order for the development of disease management options is also discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Schaffer, B. Wolstenholme, B. N. Whiley, A. W.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 10) History, distribution and uses. Author(s): Bost, J. B. Smith, N. J. H. Crane, J. H.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 31) Taxonomy and botany. Author(s): Chanderbali, A. S. Soltis, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Wolstenholme, B. N.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 51) Genetics and breeding. Author(s): Lahav, E. Lavi, U.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 86) Ecology: climate and soils. Author(s): Wolstenholme, B. N.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 118) Reproductive biology. Author(s): Salazar-García, S. Garner, L. C. Lovatt, C. J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 168) Ecophysiology. Author(s): Schaffer, B. Gil, P. M. Mickelbart, M. V. Whiley, A. W.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 200) Cultivars and rootstocks. Author(s): Crane, J. H. Douhan, G. Faber, B. A. Arpaia, M. L. Bender, G. S. Balerdi, C. F. Barrientos-Priego, A. F.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 234) Propagation. Author(s): Ernst, A. A. Whiley, A. W. Bender, G. S.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 268) Biotechnology. Author(s): Pliego-Alfaro, F. Barceló-Muñoz, A. López-Gómez, R. Ibarra-Laclette, E. Herrera-Estrella, L. Palomo-Ríos, E. Mercado, J. A. Litz, R. E.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 301) Irrigation and mineral nutrition. Author(s): Lahav, E. Whiley, A. W. Turner, D. W.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 342) Crop management. Author(s): Whiley, A. W. Wolstenholme, B. N. Faber, B. A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 423) Insect and mite pests. Author(s): Peña, J. E. Hoddle, M. S. Aluja, M. Palevsky, E. Ripa, R. Wysoki, M.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 489) Harvesting, packing, postharvest technology, transport and processing. Author(s): Hofman, P. J. Bower, J. Woolf, A.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, University of Queensland, Ecosciences Precinct, Dutton Park, Queensland 4102, Australia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2013
  • ISBN
  • 9781845937010
  • Record Number
  • 20133051574