Cookies on CAB eBooks

Like most websites we use cookies. This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible.

 

Continuing to use www.cabi.org  means you agree to our use of cookies. If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use.

CAB eBooks

Ebooks on agriculture and the applied life sciences from CAB International

CABI Book Chapter

Almonds: botany, production and uses.

Book cover for Almonds: botany, production and uses.

Description

This book, containing 20 chapters, deals with almond taxonomy, morphology, physiology, cultivation history, production, breeding (classical and molecular), cultivar development, genomics, pollen-style (in)compatibility, rootstock development, propagation, orchard management, environmental and water requirements, nutrition, diseases, pests, harvesting, chemical composition, marketing, processing an...

Metrics

Chapter 13 (Page no: 279)

Almond water requirements.

This chapter discusses the irrigation requirements of an almond orchard, and describes the impacts of drought stress on almond vegetative growth, in-season kernel and fruit bud development, as well as yield. The management of orchard irrigation in water-limited environments is also discussed. Additional factors and considerations of water management are presented, discussing the effects of crop load, negative effects of canopy reduction, increasing soil salinity from reduced water quantity or quality, cultivar influences on water requirements, micro-irrigation systems and timing of water applications, reduction of water losses through evaporation, removal of the cover crop, minimal impacts of anti-transpirants, reduction in nitrogen applications, and insect management.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Taxonomy, botany and physiology. Author(s): Socias i Company, R. Ansón, J. M. Espiau, M. T.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 43) History of cultivation. Author(s): Gradziel, T. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 70) Production and growing regions. Author(s): Gradziel, T. M. Curtis, R. Socias i Company, R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 87) Almond in the Southern Hemisphere. Author(s): Wirthensohn, M. Iannamico, L.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 111) Classical genetics and breeding. Author(s): Batlle, I. Dicenta, F. Socias i Company, R. Gradziel, T. M. Wirthensohn, M. Duval, H. Vargas, F. J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 149) Molecular breeding and genomics. Author(s): Font i Forcada, C. Sánchez-Pérez, R. Eduardo, I. Wu ShuBiao Fernández i Martí, Á.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 168) Late-blooming cultivar development. Author(s): Dicenta, F. Sánchez-Pérez, R. Batlle, I. Martínez-Gómez, P.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 188) Pollen-style (in)compatibility: development of autogamous cultivars. Author(s): Socias i Company, R.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 209) Rootstock development. Author(s): Rubio-Cabetas, M. J. Felipe, A. J. Reighard, G. L.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 228) Propagation techniques. Author(s): Rubio-Cabetas, M. J. Felipe, A. J. Bordas, M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 240) Orchard management. Author(s): Arquero, O. Jarvis-Shean, K.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 254) Environmental requirements. Author(s): Alonso, J. M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 291) Almond tree nutrition. Author(s): Muhammad, S. Saa, S. Khalsa, S. D. S. Weinbaum, S. Brown, P.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 321) Almond diseases. Author(s): Palacio-Bielsa, A. Cambra, M. Martínez, C. Olmos, A. Pallás, V. López, M. M. Adaskaveg, J. E. Förster, H. Cambra, M. A. Duval, H. Esmenjaud, D.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 375) Almond pests. Author(s): Zalom, F. G. Núñez, E. Baldwin, R. A.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 406) Almond harvesting. Author(s): Carbó, J. L. E. Connell, J. H.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 428) Chemical composition of almond nuts. Author(s): Kodad, O.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 449) World almond market. Author(s): Ryan, N. T.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 460) Processing and industrialization. Author(s): Verdú, A. Izquierdo, S. Socias i Company, R.