Book ID: 56984
Citrus. 1994. (Crop Production Science in Horticulture, 2). figs. tabs. VIII.254 p. gr8vo. Paper bd.
The major types of edible citrus include sweet and sour oranges,lemons, limes, mandarins and grapefruit. These are grown extensivelyaround the world, the major producers being Brazil, countries borderingthe Mediterranean, and the USA. This book adopts an internationalperspective on citrus, including its biology and cultivation as well asconsideration of the citrus industry. It describes the scientific basisof production practices and is aimed at professionals in the industry aswell as advanced students of horticulture and allied disciplines withinplant science and food science. - Contents: History, distribution anduses of citrus fruits/ Taxonomy, cultivars and breeding/ Environmentalconstraints on growth, development and physiology of citrus/ Rootstocks/Plant husbandry/ Pests and diseases/ Fruit quality, harvesting andpostharvest technology.