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This book on temperate fruit crops in warm climates is the first one dedicated to this subject. It presents a wealth of data regarding growing these crops in warm climates. It covers two aspects: the genetic approach, that led to a search of adapted cultivars and rootstock for these climates; and the physiological-horticultural approach that led to developing means to improve performance of these species under such conditions. The book is intended for the reader who is interested in temperate fruits and their adaptation to various growing conditions, especially under tropical and subtropical climates. This book, which is the combined efforts of specialists in their field around the world, covers major disciplines of plant culture under warm climates and deals with detailed information on stone and pome fruits, grapes, kiwi nuts, and small fruits.
Preface. Introduction. 1. Light regimes in temperate fruit-tree orchards grown at low latitudes; J.E. Jackson. 2. Bud dormancy; Phenomenon, problems and solutions in the tropics and subtropics; A. Erez. 3. Irrigation of temperate fruit trees in dry and warm conditions; B.-A. Bravdo. 4. Fertilization of temperate-zone fruit trees in warm and dry climates; I. Klein, S.A. Weinbaum. 5. Flowering, fruit set and development under warm conditions; F.G. Dennis Jr. 6. Effects of high temperatures at the root zone and the graft union on the development of temperate fruit trees; A. Gur. 7. Physiological considerations for growing temperate-zone fruit crops in warm climates; M. Faust. 8. Stone fruit genetic pool and its exploitation for growing under warm winter conditions; D.H. Byrne, et al. 9. Stone fruit species under warm subtropical and tropical climate; A.P. George, A. Erez. 10. Pome fruit genetic pool for production in warm climates; R. Hauagge, J.N. Cummins. 11. Apple production at low latitudes; J.E. Jackson. 12. Grapevine (Vitis vinifera) growth and performance in warm climates; S. Lavee. 13. Kiwifruit; G.S. Smith, E.F. Walton. 14. Pecan in warm climate; D. Sparks. 15. Walnuts (Juglans regia L.) in Mediterranean warm climates; D.F. Tomas. 16. Blueberries; R.L. Darnell. 17. Strawberries; J.F. Hancock. Index.
'As a whole, however, it must be stated that the book is indispensable for all scientists who teach or do research in this expanding field. [...]t will be useful for many years since its contents will certainly not be outdated as rapidly as is common in fields such as molecular biology where the accumulation of knowledge is proceeding at an explosive pace.' Journal of Plant Physiology (2002)