Blueberries: A Century of Research

1st Edition

Robert E Gough, Ronald Korcak

CRC Press
Published May 9, 1996
Textbook - 268 Pages
ISBN 9781560220534 - CAT# HW10281

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Summary

Gain the knowledge to grow bigger and better blueberries!

Blueberries: A Century of Research presents the results of basic and applied research into blueberry science and culture around the world. It contains technical reports on genetics, nutrition, physiology, culture, and harvesting of several blueberry species. Readers will find much current, helpful, and interesting information for their work with blueberries.

General areas covered in the book are the blueberry culture and its future, blueberry genetics and diseases, blueberry nutrition, and blueberry fruit quality. Specific chapters address a variety of topics including:
  • utilization of wild blueberry germplasm
  • use of sparkleberry in breeding highbush cultivars
  • identification of markers linked to genes controlling chilling requirement and cold hardiness
  • detection of blueberry scorch virus and red ringspot virus
  • methods of controlling blueberry gall midge damage
  • control of bunchberry in wild blueberry fields
  • blueberry nitrate reductase activity
  • use of gibberellic acid as a management tool for increasing yield of rabbiteye blueberry
  • blueberry culture and research in Japan
In Blueberries: A Century of Research, small fruit researchers, extension workers, and blueberry specialists will find important new information for continued improvement of blueberry culture and specialization. The book is a vital resource that appeals to a professional audience worldwide.

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