The Lime: Botany, Production and Uses

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M Mumtaz Khan, Rashid Al-Yahyai, Fahad Al-Said
CABI, May 8, 2017 - Science - 235 pages
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This book is a comprehensive and up-to-date resource covering the botany, production and uses of limes. The lime is an important fruit crop throughout citrus producing regions of the world, with its own specific benefits, culture and marketplace, but producers face issues affecting successful cultivation and production. Authored by an international team of experts and presented in full colour throughout, this book is an essential resource for academic researchers and specialist extension workers, in addition to growers and producers involved in the citrus industry.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction and Overview of Lime
1
2 Systematic Classification Distribution and Botany
12
3 Advances in Lime Breeding and Genetics
37
4 Growth Development and Reproductive Physiology of the Mexican Lime Citrus aurantifolia Christm Swingle
54
5 Propagation and Nursery Certification
60
6 Planning and Orchard Establishment
79
7 Irrigation and Fertilization Management in Lime Trees
91
8 Cultural Practices
115
Potential for Application of Precision Agriculture Technologies in Lime Cropping Systems
135
Lime Diseases and Insect Pests
149
11 Innovative Production Technologies
167
12 Harvesting and Postharvest Management
186
13 TraditionalCommercial Uses and Future Dynamics
205
Index
215
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About the author (2017)

M. Mumtaz Khan is at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.

Rashid Al-Yahyai is at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.

Fahad Al-Said is with The Research Council, Oman.

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