Biology of Apples and Pears

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Biology of Apples and Pears Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Cambridge University Press Pages: 504 Illustrations and other contents: 80 Tables, unspecified; 7 Halftones, unspecified; 59 Line drawings, unspecified ISBN: 9780521021050 Category:

This is a comprehensive reference book of pomology at the organ, tree, and orchard level. It provides detailed information on propagation, root and shoot growth, rootstock effects, canopy development in relation to orchard design, flowering, pollination, fruit set fruit, growth,fruit quality factors and quality retention in store.It is written for fruit growers, extension workers, plant breeders, biotechnologists and storage and crop protection specialists, as well as for researchers and students of pomology and horticulture.

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'... the principal strengths of the volume are in its encyclopedic treatment ...' Chemistry & Industry '... useful information for research and extension workers, plant breeders and teachers and students as well as interested fruit growers.' Journal of Agricultural Science '... an outstanding work ... clearly written, up-to-date, and covers an enormous amount of material.' Chronica Horticulturae '... this work represents a monumental achievement, which is likely to become a standard work in top fruit. ... comprehensive ... This volume fills the gap for a European textbook on this subject and includes molecular markers and biotechnology of apple and pear plus the latest references up to and including 2001. It will certainly serve as a good basis for lectures on fruit tree physiology for both students and lecturers alike.' European Journal of Horticultural Science "John E. Jackson has compiled an outstanding work integrating apple and pear biology and horticulture. It is clearly written, up-to-date, and covers an enormous amount of material. ...it will surely become a handbook and first reference for all workers in pome fruits." Chronica Horticulturae "The most comprehensive work available on the subject of apple and pear biology and cultivation. Highly recommended for academic and research libraries supporting agriculture, horticulture, or food science programs." E-STREAMS

Author Biography

John Jackson was formerly Head of the Pomology Department and Deputy Director at the East Malling Research Station, UK and Officer-in-Charge at the Horticultural Research Centre, Marondera, Zimbabwe.