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Peaches, Plums, & Nectarines - Growing & Handling

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Peaches, Plums, and Nectarines Growing and Handling for Fresh Market
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Stock #3331; $45.00/copy

Technical Editors: James H. LaRue, R. Scott Johnson. 1989, 252 pages

Description: This practical guide covers topics from the orchard site selection to produce distribution. It includes 153 color photos, 36 black-and-white photos, 44 tables and charts, glossary, and index.

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents:

Introduction

Establishing the Orchard
Varieties
Rootstocks
Propagation and Nursery Practices
Designing the Orchard
Establishing the Orchard

Managing the Orchard
Growth and Development
Photosynthesis and Respiration
Training and Pruning
Japanese Plum Pollination
Fruit Thinning
Girdling Trees
The Use of Soil and Water Analysis
Mineral Nutrition
The Role of Water in Trees
Irrigation Scheduling with the Water Budget

Protecting the Crop
Insect and Mite Pests
Diseases
Spray Application
Nematodes
Vertebrate Pests
Frost Protection

Managing the Crop During and After Harvest
Postharvest Physiology
Factors Affecting Deterioration Rate
Suppressing Postharvest Disease with Handling Practices and Controlled Environments
Maturity and Quality
Field Handling and Packing
Cooling
Storage
Distribution

Glossary

Index

College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
Postharvest Technology Center
Department of Plant Sciences

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