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Reviews of Avocado: Botany, Production and Uses

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Author (1): A.W. Whiley

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: January 2002
Published by: CABI Publishing
List price: $149.00
ISBN Number: 0851993575



  Garden Bookworm editor's notes:  
This is the first volume to provide a comprehensive review of this increasingly important crop. It covers research and production practices from around the world, including all of the major avocado growing regions. Topics include history and distribution; botany and taxonomy; climate and soil requirements; ; genetics, breeding, and biotechnology; cultivars and rootstocks; ; flowering, pollination, fruit set, and development; pests and diseases; and harvest and postharvest technology.

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Positive petit_potager On May 23, 2006, petit_potager wrote:

Acquired Reading. Since the 1980s, avocado has become an important crop in many tropical and subtropical regions. Our family commercially grew Hass, Fuertes and other avocados in California.

This is a comprehensive volume on avocados, providing a review of research and production practices on a worldwide scale. The publication is written by contributors from major avocado producing countries.

The contents list History and distribution of avocado; botany and taxonomy; climate and soil, ecophysiology; genetics, breeding and biotechnology; cultivars and rootstocks, propagation; flowering, pollination, fruit set and development; orchard design and management; pests and diseases; harvesting, postharvest technology.

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