Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Tropical fruits, Volume 2.

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Description

This book is one the 23 volumes in the Crop Production Science in Horticulture Series focusing on horticultural crops from major production systems in temperate, subtropical and tropical climatic areas. The first volume on tropical fruits presented the general aspects of tropical fruit production and covered the major tropical fruits in the international trade, such as banana, pineapple, pawpaw, m...

Chapter 9 (Page no: 191)

Palms.

This chapter on coconut (Cocos nucifera) and salak (Salacca zalacca) covers the following: taxonomy, area of origin, geographical distribution, environmental conditions (soil chemical and physical properties) for growth, plant morphology (stems, roots, leaves, inflorescences and flowers) and development (pollination and fruit set), cultivar development, cultural practices (propagation, transplanting and spacing, irrigation, pruning and fertilizer application), pests and diseases, weed control (mainly through cultural control), harvesting, postharvest handling and marketing.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Annonas: soursop and Rollinia. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 25) Breadfruit, jackfruit, chempedak and marang. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 53) Carambola and bilimbi. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 75) Durian. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 91) Guava. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 123) Mangosteen. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 139) Rambutan and pulasan. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 161) Passion fruit and giant passion fruit. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 223) Other African fruit: tamarind, marula and ackee. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 255) Other tropical Asian and Pacific fruit. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 303) American fruit. Author(s): Paull, R. E., Duarte, O.