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Raspberry production and consumption is increasing steadily worldwide, and the potential health benefits of the fruit are becoming more widely known. Providing an international overview of the modern raspberry industry, this book covers North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It discusses all aspects of raspberry growing, including plant growth and development, cultivar description and selection, site selection and preparation (including soil and drainage), climate, pest control, irrigation, shipping, economics, harvesting and the marketing of the final product. Taking a global perspective, this book provides a comprehensive yet concise reference for all horticulture students, raspberry growers, producers and fruit industry personnel looking for the latest information in raspberry production.
1. Introduction and Description
2. Growth and Development
3. Climatic Requirements
4. Site Selection
5. Cultivar Development and Selection
6. Plant Health and trueness to type
8. Preparation of plants for shipping
9. Site Preparation
11. Soil Management
12. Pruning and Training
13. Producing a Crop
14. Insects Diseases, and Pest Control
15. Raspberry Economics
17. Processing and Marketing
18. The World Market
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