Temperate and Subtropical Fruit Production (3rd edition)

Temperate and Subtropical Fruit Production (3rd edition)

By: David Jackson (editor), Graham Thiele (editor), Looney Looney (editor), R. Chapman (contributor), Peter Lyford (contributor), David Penman (contributor), William Atkinson (contributor)Paperback

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Effective fruit production requires general knowledge of fruit husbandry such as nutrition, propagation, pruning and training, effects of climate and crop protection as well as specific cultivation techniques for each fruit. Fully revised and expanded to include organic fruit production, this new edition provides a thorough introduction to the cultivation of fruit found throughout the temperate and subtropical regions of the world.

About Author

Now retired, Graham Thiele was Associate Professor in the Department of Horticulture at Lincoln University. He is a graduate of Massey and Lincoln Universities, and has a wide practical knowledge of fruit production. He joined the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in 1952 as a cadet and later was an adviser in Motueka and Christchurch. He joined Lincoln University in 1962 and in 1967 was given the responsibility for developing new courses in horticulture economics and management. He has lectured and consulted internationally where his expertise in the systems approach to education, extention, and research has created considerable interest. graduated in horticulture from Wye College, University of London. Between 1971 and 1978 he lectured in crop and horticultural sciences at the University of Swaziland and completed an MSc in Applied Plant Sciences with London University. His experience in southern Africa broadened his range beyond temperate fruit production. He emigrated to New Zealand and joined the staff of Lincoln University in 1978. He currently lectures in horticulture and viticulture and supervises postgraduate students. In his research he has worked with subtropical and temperate fruits including kiwifruit, pepino, persimmon, feijoa, raspberry, strawberry, apples and pears. He has worked on sabbatical leave in Australia and the USA. Recently he visited and lectured in universities in China.

Contents

Part I: General Points on Fruit Husbandry 1: The Distribution of Fruits 2: Climate and Fruit Plants 3: Morphology and Growth of Woody Plants 4: Flowers and Fruit 5: Pruning and Training 6: Pruning and Training of Other Fruits 7: Producing and Marketing Quality Fruit 8: Use of Bioregulators in Fruit Production 9: Soils, Nutrients and Water 10: Crop Protection 11: Propagation of Fruit Plants 12: Machinery for Fruit Growing Part II: Cultivation of Specific Fruits 13: Stonefruit 14: Pome Fruits 15: Grapes 16: Berry Fruit 17: Citrus 18: Kiwifruit 19: Subtropical Fruit 20: Miscellaneous Fruit Crops 21: Edible Nuts

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845935016
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781845935016
  • weight: 940
  • ISBN10: 1845935012
  • edition: 3rd edition

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