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Title Apples : botany, production, and uses / edited by D.C. Ferree and I.J. Warrington
Published New York, NY : CABI Pub., 2003


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Description xi, 660 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Contributors -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Part I: Introduction -- 1. Taxonomic Classification and Brief History, J. J. Luby -- 2. World Production, Trade, Consumption and Economic Outlook for Apples, D. O'Rourke -- Part II: Plant Materials -- 3. Genetic Improvement of Apple: Breeding, Markers, Mapping and Biotechnology, S. K. Brown and K. E. Maloney -- 4. Characteristics of Important Commercial Apple Cultivars, C. R. Hampson and H. Kemp -- 5. Apple Rootstocks, A. D. Webster and S. J. Wertheim -- 6. Propagation and Nursery Tree Quality, S. J. Wertheim and A. D. Webster -- Part III: Apple Physiology and Environmental Influences -- 7. Flowering, Pollination and Fruit Set and Development, F. Dennis, Jr. -- 8. Water Relations of Apples, A. N. Lakso -- 9. Light Relations, L. Corelli Grappadelli -- 10. Temperature, J. W. Palmer, J. P. Prive, and D. S. Tustin -- Part IV: Orchard and Tree Management -- 11. Selecting the Orchard Site, Site Preparation and Orchard Planning and Establishment, J. A. Barden and G. H. Neilsen -- 12. Nutritional Requirements of Apple, G. H. Neilsen and D. Neilsen -- 13. Orchard-floor Management Systems, I. A. Merwin -- 14. Pruning and Training Physiology, D. C. Ferree and J. R. Schupp -- 15. Apple-orchard Planting Systems, T. L. Robinson -- 16. Flower and Fruit Thinning and Vegetative: Fruiting Balance, R. E. Byers -- 17. Endogenous Hormones and Bioregulator Use on Apples, D. W. Greene -- Part V: Crop Protection -- 18. Diseases of Apple, G. G. Grove et al. -- 19. Ecology and Management of Apple Arthropod Pests, E. H. Beers et al. -- 20. Apple-orchard Freeze Protection, S. D. Seeley and J. L. Anderson -- 21. Integrated Fruit Production for Apples--Principles and Guidelines, J. Avilla and H. Riedl -- 22. Organic Apple Production--with Emphasis on European Experiences, F. Weibel and A. Haseli -- Part VI: Harvesting, Handling and Utilization -- 23. Principles and Practices of Postharvest Handling and Stress, C. B. Watkins -- 24. Production and Handling Techniques for Processing Apples, R. M. Crassweller and G. M. Greene, II -- Index
Summary This book provides a comprehensive reference work, summarising our knowledge of apples and their production worldwide. It includes 24 chapters written by international authorities from the USA, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. The main subjects addressed include taxonomy and production statistics, plant materials, apple physiology, orchard and tree management, crop protection (including organic production), harvesting and handling and utilization. The book will be of significant interest to those working in horticulture and botany
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Apples -- United States.
Author Ferree, David C. (David Curtis), 1943-
Warrington, I. J. (Ian J.)
ebrary, Inc.
LC no. 2002013984
ISBN 0851995926