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Peaches, Plums and Nectarines - Growing & Handling for Fresh Market

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$41.00
ISBN:
0 931876 88 5
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1.00 LBS
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The peaches, plums and nectarines grown commercially in California, as well as in the rest of the world, are descendants of species native to Asia.  Climate, soils, and availability of water for irrigation confine the commercial production of these stone fruits to selected locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, China, and Japan in the northern hemisphere and to Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand in the southern hemisphere.  In the United States more than 30 states produce peaches, with most production concentrated in California, South Carolina, Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.  Nectarines and plums are produced mainly in California with minor -- but expanding -- production occurring in the Southeast and Northwest.

Fruit growers in other areas of the United States and the world recognize California as a premier shipping fruit production area and California growers, packers, and shippers, and allied industries as being in the forefront of modern production practices.  Peaches, Plums, and Nectarines: Growing and Handling for Fresh Market is written to summarize the technology directly utilized in producing and shipping these three California fruits.

Contents:  Varieties, Rootstocks, Propagation & nursery practices, Designing & establishing the orchard, Growth & development, Photosynthesis & respiration, Training & pruning, Japanese plum pollination, Fruit thinning, Girdling trees, Soil & water analysis, Mineral nutrition, Water, irrigation, Insect & mite pests, Diseases, Spraying, Nematodes, Vertebrate pests, Frost protection, PH physiology, Deterioration, Handling & controlled environments, Maturity & Quality, Field handling & packing, Cooling, Storage, Distribution.

James H LaRue & R Scott Johnson, 1989, 246 p, color plates, soft.  (List: $45.00)  $41.00


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