The Peach: Botany, Production and Uses

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Desmond R. Layne, Daniele Bassi
CABI, 2008 - Gardening - 615 pages
Summarizes our knowledge of peaches and their production worldwide and includes a colour plates section. This book includes chapters which address botany and taxonomy, breeding and genetics of cultivars and rootstocks, propagation, physiology and planting systems, crop and pest management and postharvest physiology.
 

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Contents

1 Botany and Taxonomy
1
2 History of Cultivation and Trends in China
37
3 Classical Genetics and Breeding
61
4 Genetic Engineering and Genomics
85
5 Lowchill Cultivar Development
106
6 Fresh Market Cultivar Development
139
Colour plates 173
144
7 Processing Peach Cultivar Development
175
14 Orchard Floor Management Systems
332
Colour plates 74163
336
Biology Epidemiology and Management
352
16 Diseases Caused by Prokaryotes Bacteria and Phytoplasmas
407
17 Viruses and Viroids of Peach Trees
435
18 Insects and Mites
467
Colour plates 164245
496
19 Nematodes
505

8 Rootstock Development
193
9 Propagation Techniques
221
10 Carbon Assimilation Partitioning and Budget Modelling
244
11 Orchard Planting Systems
264
12 Crop Load Management
289
13 Nutrient and Water Requirements of Peach Trees
303
20 Preharvest Factors Affecting Peach Quality
536
21 Ripening Nutrition and Postharvest Physiology
550
22 Harvesting and Postharvest Handling of Peaches for the Fresh Market
575
Index
597
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