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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Prunus armeniaca</i> apricot.

This chapter discusses the botany and history, importance, breeding and genetics, molecular genetics, disease resistance, fruit quality, micropropagation, micrografting, somatic cell genetics, genetic manipulation, genetic transformation and cryopreservation of apricot.

Author(s)
Alburquerque, N.; Ruiz, D.; Burgos, L.; Petri, C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Biotechnology of fruit and nut crops.

This book covers the biotechnology of all the major perennial fruit and nut species, including Actinidia spp., Anacardium occidentale, Mangifera indica, Pistacia vera, Annona spp., Cocos nucifera, Elaeis guineensis, Phoenix dactylifera, Ananas comosus, Carica papaya, Garcinia mangostana, Diospyros...

Author(s)
Litz, R. E.; Pliego-Alfaro, F.; Ignacio Hormaza, J.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for MA packaging.

This chapter focuses on the benefits of the use of modified atmosphere (MA) packaging using various plastic films in reducing losses and preserving quality in fruits and vegetables. The various plastic films, absorbent materials and fumigation techniques used in MA packaging are highlighted and the ...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recommended CA conditions.

This chapter provides information on the recommended conditions in the controlled atmosphere storage of various crops and their cultivars and strains, such as apples, apricots, aubergines, avocados, bananas, basil, breadfruits, broccoli, Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera), lima...

Author(s)
Thompson, A. K.; Prange, R. K.; Bancroft, R. D.; Puttongsiri, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393739)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for New horizons in diversification of temperate fruit crops.

Diversification of fruits refers to expansion in different kinds and varieties grown in a specific geographical region, area or zone with the aim of increasing productivity and marketability and showing a direct impact on the overall economy of the grower. Due to the increase in population and...

Author(s)
Mir, M. M.; Umar Iqbal; Sheikh Mehraj; Mir, S. A.; Munib-ur-Rehman; Banday, S. A.; Rather, G. H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The potential impact of climate change on temperate zone woody perennial crops.

This chapter discusses the implication of climate change on production of horticultural-grown woody perennials that overwinter in the temperate zone. Freezing injury affects the survival of many temperate zone woody perennials and is a major constraint to the production of fruit and nut crop and...

Author(s)
Quamme, H. A.; Neilsen, D.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938222)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Stone fruits.

This chapter discusses some aspects of the cultivation of stone fruits, including site selection, cultivars and pollination, pruning and training, pests and diseases, cropping, harvesting and handling. The following stone fruits are covered: apricots, cherries, peaches and nectarines, and plums.

Author(s)
Looney, N.; Jackson, D.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935016)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The occurrence of winter-freeze events in fruit crops grown in the Okanagan Valley and the potential impact of climate change.

The main limitation to fruit production in the Okanagan Valley (British Columbia, Canada) is winter injury. Examination of historical records between 1916 and 2006 revealed 15 severe winter-kill events with two occurring in November, seven in December, four in January and two in February. An...

Author(s)
Quamme, H. A.; Cannon, A. J.; Neilsen, D.; Caprio, J. M.; Taylor, W. G.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935139)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Prunus</i> spp. almond, apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach and plum.

This chapter discusses the botany and history, importance, breeding and genetics, molecular genetics, micropropagation, micrografting to eliminate plant virus, somatic cell genetics, genetic manipulation and cryopreservation of almonds, peach, apricot, cherry, nectarine and plum.

Author(s)
Srinivasan, C.; Padilla, I. M. G.; Scorza, R.
ISBN
2005 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851996622)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Organic agriculture and national legislation in Turkey.

Turkey is one of the most suitable countries for organic agriculture due to its ecological and climatological conditions. Organic agriculture in Turkey started in the 1980s due to demand from importing countries. Dried sultanas, apricots and figs were the first exported crops grown organically....

Author(s)
Özkan, M.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997407)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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