Peaches, Plums, and Nectarines: Growing and Handling for Fresh Market

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UCANR Publications, 1989 - Fruit-culture - 246 pages
 

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Contents

Varieties
4
Rootstocks
9
Propagation and Nursery Practices
12
Designing the Orchard
16
Establishing the Orchard
21
Managing the Orchard
31
Growth and Development
32
Photosynthesis and Respiration
38
Diseases
118
Spray Application
133
Nematodes
139
Vertebrate Pests
148
Frost Protection
155
Managing the Crop During and After Harvest
157
Postharvest Physiology
158
Factors Affecting Deterioration Rate
165

Training and Pruning
42
Japanese Plum Pollination
49
Fruit Thinning
56
Girdling Trees
60
The Use of Soil and Water Analysis
62
Mineral Nutrition
68
The Role of Water in Trees
82
Irrigation Scheduling with the Water Budget
85
Protecting the Crop
93
Insect and Mite Pests
94
Suppressing Postharvest Disease with Handling Practices and Controlled Environments
179
Maturity and Quality
191
Field Handling and Packing
197
Cooling
209
Storage
216
Distribution
223
Glossary
231
Index
237
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