The PeachBotany, Production and Uses
Edited by D Layne, Clemson University, USA
, D Bassi, University of Milan, Italy
The Peach 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 The book also includes a contribution on the history of cultivation and production trends in China with historical references dating back to 1100 B.C for the first time in the English language.
This book will be of significant interest to those working in horticulture and botany.
Botany and TaxonomyHistory of Cultivation and Trends in China Classical Genetics and Breeding Genetic Engineering and Genomics Low-Chill Cultivar Development Fresh Market Cultivar Development Processing Peach Cultivar DevelopmentRootstock Development Propagation Techniques Carbon Assimilation, Partitioning and Budget Modeling Orchard Planting Systems Crop Load Management Nutrient and Water Requirements of Peach Trees Orchard Floor Management Systems Diseases of Peach Caused by Fungi and Fungal-Like Organisms: Biology, Epidemiology, and ManagementDiseases Caused by Prokaryotes - Bacteria and Phytoplasmas Viruses and Viroids of Peach Trees Insects and Mites Nematodes Preharvest Factors Affecting Peach Quality Ripening, Nutrition, and Postharvest Physiology Harvesting and Postharvest Handling of Peaches for the Fresh Market
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