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The Peach: Botany, Production and Uses

Edited By: Desmond R Layne and Daniele Bassi

615 pages, colour photos, b&w photos

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Sep 2008 | #173520 | ISBN-13: 9781845933869
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NHBS Price: £150.00 $196/€170 approx

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&i;The Peach&o; provides a comprehensive up to date reference work, summarizing our knowledge of peaches and their production worldwide and includes an extensive colour plates section. Chapters written by international authorities address botany and taxonomy, breeding and genetics of cultivars and rootstocks, propagation, physiology and planting systems, crop and pest management and postharvest physiology. The book also includes a contribution on the history of cultivation and production trends in China with historical references dating back to 1100 B.C for the first time in the English language.

"The peach has, in this volume, been accorded a comprehensive and detailed coverage of the various aspects of its botany, breeding and cultivation. The editors have produced a unique and valuable reference work containing a wealth of information across all key areas of this fruit. It will be of great use to specialist researchers and libraries."--Experimental Agriculture
"A useful purchase for researchers, extension personnel, students, fruit growers, horticultural libraries, and anyone with an interest in this seductive and succulent fruit."--Journal of the American Pomological Society K Yes
"This book will be of significant interest to those working in horticulture and botany."--Fruits


1. Botany and Taxonomy; 2. History of Cultivation and Trends in China; 3. Classical Genetics and Breeding; 4. Genetic Engineering and Genomics; 5. Low-Chill Cultivar Development; 6. Fresh Market Cultivar Development; 7. Processing Peach Cultivar Development; 8. Rootstock Development; 9. Propagation Techniques; 10. Carbon Assimilation, Partitioning and Budget Modeling; 11. Orchard Planting Systems; 12. Crop Load Management; 13. Nutrient and Water Requirements of Peach Trees; 14. Orchard Floor Management Systems; 15. Diseases of Peach Caused by Fungi and Fungal-Like Organisms: Biology, Epidemiology, and Management; 16. Diseases Caused by Prokaryotes - Bacteria and Phytoplasmas; 17. Viruses and Viroids of Peach Trees; 18. Insects and Mites; 19. Nematodes; 20. Preharvest Factors Affecting Peach Quality; 21. Ripening, Nutrition, and Postharvest Physiology; 22. Harvesting and Postharvest Handling of Peaches for the Fresh Market.

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