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Sweet Cherries

Sweet Cherries

Publisher CABI Publishing
Year 17/12/2020
Pages 408
Version paperback
Readership level College/higher education
ISBN 9781786398284
Categories Agronomy & crop production, Horticulture
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Book description

This new book provides comprehensive coverage of sustainable sweet cherry production including global trends, improved varieties and rootstocks, orchard establishment and management, the physiology of growth and cropping, and protecting the crop from adverse climates, pests, and diseases. Sweet cherries are a specialty crop, subject to significant production risks for growers, yet with high potential market returns due to strong consumer demand for the fruit's intensely enjoyable flavor and nutraceutical benefits. Written by a renowned team of experts, this book emphasizes fresh market sweet cherry production practices based on scientific principles. It serves as a resource for a scientific foundational understanding of cherry tree growth and fruit development, providing the keys to both reasoned choice of orchard practices and the solution of future problems across a wide range of growing conditions and environments. The book: - Covers improved sweet cherry varieties and rootstocks. - Describes state-of-the-art tree training and production systems. - Considers production risk management technologies and decisions. Heavily illustrated and presented in full color throughout, Sweet Cherries is written with practical details and underlying physiological concepts for use by beginning and established fruit growers, consultants, and advisors, in addition to students and professionals in horticulture.

Sweet Cherries

Table of contents

1: Introduction 2: Cherry Flowering, Fruiting, and Cultivars 3: Sweet Cherry Rootstocks 4: Planning a New Cherry Orchard 5: Orchard Establishment and Production 6: Sweet Cherry Pruning Fundamentals 7: Sweet Cherry Training Systems 8: Managing the Orchard Environment 9: Fruit Ripening and Harvest 10: Managing Orchard Pests 11: Managing Orchard Pathogens and Disorders 12: The Future of Cherry Production

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