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Guava in Malaysia - Production, Pests and Diseases

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In the last decade, guava in Malaysia has grown in importance from a neglected fruit to one grown largely for the export market and for processing.  Originating in the American tropics, it was brought by Spaniards to the Philippines, from where it spread to South-East Asia, East Asia and India, and later to Arabia.  It was introduced to Hawaii in the eighteenth century.  Brought to Europe later, it is now grown in more than fifty countries in the tropics and subtropics, and also in Mediterranean areas within 35 degrees north and 35 degrees south of the equator.

A fruit rich in vitamin C, guava is used not only as a table fruit but also in a wide variety of other ways---as juice, nectar, puree, jam, jelly, yoghurt, cheese, and canned slices, and also as a source of ascorbic acid and pectin.  Its economic importance lies in its superior nutritive qualities, its ease of cultivation, and its adaptability to processing and canning.

Guava in Malaysia was written with a wide spectrum of readers in mind.  Avoiding an excess of technical terms to make it more user-friendly for the non-professional, the book also contains 269 color photos and figures.

Contents:  Introduction, Botany & cultivars, Agroecological requirements, Preplanting & planting procedures, Postplanting management, Post-harvest management & processing, Financial analyses, Diseases & disorders, Pests, Appendix: List of Registered Pesticides Used in Guava Cultivation, Glossary.

Lim Tong Kwee and Khoo Khay Chong, 1990, 260 p, 269 color photos, 23 tables.  $79.95

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