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Cover for Postharvest physiology and physiological disorders of fresh fig fruits.

This chapter focuses on the high perishability of fresh fig fruits and their sensitivity to postharvest decay. The importance of cold storage along with postharvest treatments, such as modified atmosphere packaging, calcium treatment, SO2 fumigation, edible coating and other modern techniques, in...

Author(s)
Ramezanian, A.; Amiri, A.; Crisosto, C. H.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242881)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Processing and industrialization.

This chapter provides information on the various processing methods used to extend the storage life and prolong the quality of fig fruits, such as drying, freezing, canning and roasting, among others. The importance of processing in extending the shelf life, preventing nutrient loss, inhibiting...

Author(s)
Maghoumi, M.; Amodio, M. L.; Colelli, G.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242881)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cotton growing in Australia.

This chapter focuses on the crop protection and pest management of cotton crops growing in Australia. It demonstrates how crucial crop protection is in achieving high yield of high quality cotton. It also shows how new technology will bring major changes in how cotton is grown in the future.

Author(s)
Matthews, G.; Grundy, P.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781800620216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for New high-yielding, stress-resilient, and nutritious crop varieties.

This chapter describes the performance of new cereal and legume crop varieties introduced by Africa RISING into agroecosystems in which they had not been tested before. The introduced varieties are characterized by their resilience to drought and/or their improved nutritional content.

Author(s)
Okori, P.; Chirwa, R.; Chisale, V.; Jumbo, M. B.; Makumba, W.; Makumbi, D.; Matumba, A.; Mosha, I.; Munthali, W.; Nadigatla, G.; Ngowi, P.; Njeru, J.; Ochieng, J.; Setimela, P.; Swai, E.; Tarekegne, A.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781800621602)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Horticultural practices under various climatic conditions.

This chapter summarizes the growing conditions that overcome biotic stress and the adaptations of horticultural practices in fig orchard growing systems that enhance fruit quality and productivity in the different climatic zones.

Author(s)
Flaishman, M. A.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242478)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Harvest and postharvest physiology and technology of fresh fig fruit.

This chapter gives an overview of factors affecting the postharvest quality and longevity of fresh figs, and good practices during fruit harvest, storage, transportation, and marketing in order to answer the consumer demand for high-quality produce.

Author(s)
Tsantili, E.; Rodov, V.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242478)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Postharvest handling of dried fig fruit.

This chapter gives an overview on how quality may be maintained by implementing good practices during harvest, drying, storage, and processing, and what the major factors are affecting quality and safety of the produce through the postharvest stages in commercial dried-fig production.

Author(s)
Şen, F.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242478)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conventional and molecular breeding in fig.

Breeding strategies in fig are classified as either classical breeding or modern strategies. Modern strategies hold promise for increasing selection efficiency. They include marker-assisted selection, mutation breeding, transgenic plant development, and, recently, genome-editing approaches using...

Author(s)
Peer, R.; Namdar, D.; Modi, A.; Flaishman, M. A.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242478)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ideotype breeding for improving yield in sorghum: recent advances and future perspectives.

This chapter focuses on ideotype breeding for improving the yield and related traits, abiotic stress resistance, and quality of grain and forage sorghum. Ideotype breeding involves defining and breeding for the target traits to reach the objectives and differs from classical plant breeding which...

Author(s)
Reddy, P. S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular breeding in wheat, maize and sorghum: strategies for improving abiotic stress tolerance and yield.

This book contains 29 chapters focusing on wheat, maize and sorghum molecular breeding. It aims to contribute the latest understandings of the molecular and genetic bases of abiotic stress tolerance, yield and quality improvement of wheat, maize and sorghum to develop strategies for improving...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
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