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 7 (Page no: 193)

Growth regulators.

This chapter examines plant growth regulators used for blueberries (Vaccinium spp.) in regard to their application and the factors that affect their performance. Current and potential uses of these substances (control vegetative growth, enhancement of leaf development, delay flowering, inhibition of flower bud formation or elimination of flowers in nursery plants, flower and fruit thinning, fruit set improvement, and harvest regulation) are presented.

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: 6 (Page no: 143) Blueberry field management and harvesting. 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.