Exotic Fruits and Nuts of the New World


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Exotic Fruits and Nuts of the New World Authors: , Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: CABI Publishing Pages: 342 Language: English ISBN: 9781780645056 Categories: ,

A major reference work on exotic and underutilised fruits and nuts of the New World. While many of these are well known in the local markets and in Spanish-language literature, they have rarely been brought to the attention of the wider English-speaking audience, and as such this book will offer an entirely new resource to those interested in exotic crops.

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Author Biography

Odilo Duarte Emeritus Professor Duarte graduated with BS from Universidad Agraria - La Molina, Lima, Peru, a MS in Horticulture from University of California - Davis, MBA from the Universidad del Pacifico - Lima, Peru and a Doctorate in Agricultural Sciences Cum Laude from Technische Universitaet, in Fruit Crop Production. He was Head of the Fruit Crops section, Escuela Agricola Panamericana at El Zamorano, Honduras from 1989 to 2008 when he retired and returned to Peru. Prior to his years at El Zamorano, he was Professor and Head of the Fruit Crops Research Program Universidad Agraria, La Molina, Lima, Peru, has held a number of managerial positions in private industry, and has had numerous consultancy on tropical fruit production. At El Zamorano, he received several student awards for his undergraduate teaching. He is widely published in the area of tropical fruit production and propagation. Robert E. Paull Professor Paull graduated from the University of Sydney with a BS in Agronomy, was involved in cotton production research before going to the University of California in Berkeley for a PhD in plant physiology. He returned to Australia and carried out research on chilling injury of tropical plants before his appointment to the University of Hawaii to teach and do research on postharvest physiology and handling. He teaches plant physiology and provides guest lectures on postharvest physiology and handling in applied courses. His research focuses on the adaptation and application of technology to the improvement of postharvest handling in a integrated and systematic way. This research has lead to more than hundred peer-reviewed publication, over eighty extension type articles and is co author on three books and co-edited five including The Encyclopedia of Fruits and Nuts published by CABI with Dr. Jules Janick.