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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ananas comosus</i> pineapple.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological, physiological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of pineapples (Ananas comosus). The importance of developing various...

Author(s)
Smith, M. K.; Botella, J. R.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Production and trade.

This chapter presents an overview of the world production, export, import and consumption trends of papaya (Carica papaya) in the US and European Union (EU) markets. Despite the noticeable rise in global demand for papaya, production issues, particularly Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) disease,...

Author(s)
Evans, E. A.; Ballen, F. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Costa Rica.

The first biological control activities in Costa Rica date from around 1915, but it was only in the 1950s that studies were conducted on the introduction, mass rearing and release of biocontrol agents in crops such as fruit trees, coffee, bananas, sugarcane, rice and pineapple. Subsequently, the...

Author(s)
Blanco-Metzler, H.; Morera-Montoya, R.
ISBN
2020 (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fair Trade certification on plantations: household wealth and welfare implications for hired labour.

The case study presented in this chapter examines the wealth and welfare implications for hired plantation workers of Fair Trade certification. The study is based on cross-sectional data from hired labour in the Ghanaian pineapple sector. The findings confirm that Fair Trade certification has a...

Author(s)
Krumbiegel, K.; Wollni, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The relevance of reliability, reputation and respect for producer-level benefits of organic and Fair Trade certification for smallholders.

This chapter develops a conceptual model of farmer-business relationships under certification and highlights the main arguments using empirical data. In particular, it shows that signalling reliability and building up a reputation of trust and respect increase the likelihood of successful...

Author(s)
Kleemann, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History, distribution and world production.

With a world production of above 25 million tonnes, having duplicated in less than 25 years, pineapple is the third most important tropical fruit, behind bananas and mango (considering that citrus cultivation is mostly subtropical). This chapter discusses the pre-Columbian importance and...

Author(s)
Leal, F.; d'Eeckenbrugge, G. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Morphology, anatomy and taxonomy.

This paper describes the morpology and anatomy of stems, leaves, roots, inflorescence and fruit of pineapple, as well as its vegetative propagules. Information on its taxonomy, including evolution of pineapple classification and evolution under domestication.

Author(s)
d'Eeckenbrugge, G. C.; Leal, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Origin and evolution.

This chapter describes the pineapple wild relatives, including their taxonomic status, ecology and distributions. The domesticated pineapples and their pre-Columbian distribution are discussed, as well as the domestication syndrome in the cultivated forms of Ananas comosus. Pineapple diversity and...

Author(s)
d'Eeckenbrugge, G. C.; Duval, M. F.; Leal, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Varieties and breeding.

This chapter describes the main and minor cultivars, as well as other species and botanical varieties, of pineapple. The genetics and breeding system, including cytogenetics, selection, and rogueing, are discussed. Considerations in hand pollination, seed handling, germination and nursery...

Author(s)
Sanewski, G. M.; d'Eeckenbrugge, G. C.; Junghans, D. T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter

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