Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

CABI Book Chapter

Blueberries.

Book cover for Blueberries.

Description

This book covers various aspects of blueberry (Vaccinium sp.) science and culture. The basic science behind the growth and development of blueberries, their botanical characteristics, and the implications and effects of various management practices and environmental conditions on blueberry production are discussed. Specific topics included are: the blueberry industry (chapter 1); taxonomy and bree...

Chapter 6 (Page no: 143)

Blueberry field management and harvesting.

This chapter covers various management practices that are important in blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) cultivation, including mulching (with plastic film or organic mulch), irrigation, pruning, pollination and mechanical harvesting. Plant water relations, and blueberry response to water stress and water excess (flooding) are briefly discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The blueberry industry. Author(s): Hancock, J., Retamales, J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Blueberry taxonomy and breeding. Author(s): Hancock, J., Retamales, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 51) Growth and development. Author(s): Hancock, J., Retamales, J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 75) Light, photosynthesis, quality and yield in blueberries. Author(s): Hancock, J., Retamales, J.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 103) Nutrition. Author(s): Hancock, J., Retamales, J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 193) Growth regulators. Author(s): Hancock, J., Retamales, J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 231) Blueberry pests, their management and cultivar resistance. Author(s): Hancock, J., Retamales, J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 267) Pre- and postharvest management of fruit quality. Author(s): Hancock, J., Retamales, J.