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Cover for Introduction.

A brief history of the evolution of the oil palm crop is provided, from domestication and small-scale production in Africa (its centre of origin/diversity) to crop expansion, especially in South-east Asia, in becoming the world's top oil crop. Knowledge of the biology and genetics of oil palm are...

Author(s)
Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Dery, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395917)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tomatoes.

This book contains 11 chapters focusing on the global industry, genetics and breeding, plant development, growth and yield, fruit quality, irrigation and fertilizer application, pest and disease management, greenhouse production, postharvest management and organic farming of tomatoes.

Author(s)
Heuvelink, E.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book
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Cover for The global tomato industry.

This chapter focuses on the classification and taxonomy and uses and available cultivars and types of tomatoes. Information on the production and marketing aspects of the global tomato industry is discussed and future perspectives for the tomato sector are highlighted.

Author(s)
Costa, J. M.; Heuvelink, E.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fruit quality.

This chapter focuses on the main quality traits of tomato fruits, such as fruit size or fresh weight, colour, taste, flavour, texture and nutritive value, and their underlying processes. The effects of environmental and genetic factors involved in quality variations is discussed. Some physiological ...

Author(s)
Bertin, N.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Postharvest biology and handling of tomatoes.

This chapter focuses on the harvesting, packaging, ripening, temperature management and controlled and modified atmosphere storage for maintaining the postharvest quality of tomato fruits.

Author(s)
Saltveit, M. E.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Organic tomato.

This paper provides information on the guiding principles and standards of organic agriculture and focuses on the productivity and profitability, cultivar selection, seedling production, use of organic fertilizers and soil amendments, irrigation systems, pest, pathogen and weed control strategies...

Author(s)
Dorais, M.; Schwarz, D.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641935)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Blueberry field management and harvesting.

This chapter covers several management practices of utmost importance in blueberry cultivation, including mulching, protected cultivation, soilless culture, irrigation, pruning, grafting, pollination and harvesting. The impact of insufficient or excess water is explained. The methods to determine...

Author(s)
Retamales, J. B.; Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647265)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Growth regulators in blueberry production.

This chapter examines the most important considerations regarding the spray application of plant growth regulators (PGRs), as well as reviewing the factors that affect their performance. The most important current and potential uses of PGRs in blueberry production are presented, considering not...

Author(s)
Retamales, J. B.; Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647265)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pre- and postharvest management of fruit quality.

This chapter discusses the pre- and postharvest management of fruit quality of blueberries. The attributes and factors affecting fruit quality are defined, as well as the factors that influence the postharvest life of the fruit and the approaches used to extend fruit quality, with a focus on the...

Author(s)
Retamales, J. B.; Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647265)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Inflorescence and fruit development and yield.

The reproductive phase of pineapple begins in response to natural or growth-regulator forced induction of reproductive development. Because the inflorescence of pineapple is terminal, when reproductive development begins, formation of new leaves ceases. Once induced or forced, inflorescence and...

Author(s)
Bartholomew, D. P.; Sanewski, G. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter

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