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Cover for The blueberry industry.

In this chapter, the blueberry industry is described with information on the history of cultivation, the most important locations, the species and the cultural practices employed in the different production regions. The dramatic changes in the worldwide industry in the last few years are also...

Author(s)
Retamales, J. B.; Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647265)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History, distribution and uses of citrus fruit.

This chapter provides information on the areas of origin, history, distribution and production and uses of fruits of various Citrus species. The major citrus production areas are presented and current trends in production are also discussed.

Author(s)
Albrigo, L. G.; Stelinski, L. L.; Timmer, L. W.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938154)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction to banana, abacá and enset.

Banana, abacá and enset belong to the Musaceae family of flowering plants in the order Zingerberales. The family has two genera: Musa and Ensete. Banana and abacá belong to genus Musa and enset to the genus Ensete. This chapter provides information on their taxonomy, morphology, cultivation and...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.; Daniells, J. W.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic diversity in the agro- industrial era: what is at risk?

This chapter focuses on the long-standing debate regarding the balance between the commercial agro-industrial model that dominates in advanced industrial democracies and the more traditional cultivation of plants and animals using age-old techniques, knowledge, landrace seeds and animals. The...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.; Kerr, W. A.; Phillips, P. W. B.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392213)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Crossing in oil palm: a manual.

This manual discusses first the history of cultivation and breeding, as well as the pollen and embryo sac biology, fertilization, germplasm and commercial crossing, of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis). Then, guidelines in health and safety issues relating to crossing in oil palm are given, followed by...

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

The grapevine (Vitis spp.) is cultivated all over the world and the grape itself is used for a myriad of products. Most grapes are grown for the production of wine but, when first discovered, its appeal as fresh eating fruit was probably what attracted the first hunter-gatherers. Today, the fruit...

Author(s)
Creasy, G. L.; Creasy, L. L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391360)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Characteristics of Japanese green tea.

Tea has been served as a non-alcoholic beverage for centuries, and has long been considered a source of health benefits. Many different types of tea have been developed over the years, depending on the variety of tea leaves, the harvest season, and the methods of cultivation and manufacture....

Author(s)
Nakamura, Y.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Site preparation, soil management, and planting.

This chapter focuses on the importance of the treatment and management of the site and soil before planting in improving the growth and productivity of blackberries. Some factors that need to be considered prior to blackberry cultivation, such as the soil physical, chemical and biological...

Author(s)
Pritts, M.; Hanson, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646688)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil and water management.

This chapter focuses on the benefits of the development of a management plan for the location of the infrastructure for the water supply and how water is to be applied to different soil types prior to blackberry cultivation. The importance of soil management in maintaining fertility, minimizing...

Author(s)
Funt, R. C.; Ross, D. S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646688)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Postharvest storage and transport of blackberries.

This chapter focuses on the importance of proper blackberry cultivar selection for cultivation and the various harvesting, packaging and storage methods used prior to blackberry fruit transport and marketing.

Author(s)
Perkins-Veazie, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646688)
Type
Book chapter

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