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Blueberries - Crop Prod Science in Horticulture 21

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978 1 84593 826 0
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Blueberry cultivation has increased dramatically as production has expanded into new regions around the world. Blueberries are now widely available as a 'healthy' food and are an important source of antioxidants. Blueberries covers all the major topics of interest to blueberry growers and researchers, including botany, physiology, genetics and breeding, nutrition, growth regulation, photosynthesis, environmental responses, weeds, pests, diseases and postharvest management.

From a crop that was mainly consumed and cultivated in North America, we have come to an era of worldwide blueberry cultivation. This expansion has encompassed plantings in a greater diversity of environments and the use of innovative cultural practices and conditions. Reflecting the expansion in blueberry production as a commercial crop and the accompanying increase in research conducted into aspects of blueberry science and culture, this is a very timely text on an increasingly important crop. With a focus on the most important cultivated species, the highbush blueberry, and information on other blueberries and related species, this is an essential resource for soft fruit researchers, extension workers, academics, breeders, growers and students.

Contents:  Introduction, The Blueberry Industry, Blueberry taxonomy & breeding, Growth & development, Light, photosynthesis, quality & yield in blueberries, Nutrition, Blueberry field management & harvesting, Growth regulators, Blueberry pests, their management & cultivar resistance, Pre- and postharvest management of fruit quality.

Jorge B Retamales & James F Hancock, 2012, 323 p, illustrated, soft.  (List: $85.00)  $79.00

 

 

 

 


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