327 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
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 throughout the temperate and subtropical regions of the world.
The chapter on bioregulators is an excellent example of what can be achieved...This will be a well-used practitioner's guide
- The Journal of Experimental Agriculture, Vol.47 (3), 2011
"Authoritative crop husbandry science books based on first-hand knowledge and experience are rare. Here is one such volume! .Their text is simple, straightforward and interesting, and accompanied by excellent line diagrams.all serious horticulturists should have a copy on their bookshelves."
- Journal of Agricultural Science, Vol.150, 2012
Praise for previous editions:
"As an educational and reference text addressing the why, how and what to do in fruit growing, I recommend this book as a valuable introduction."
- G.S. Lawes, New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science
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