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Handbook of Fruit Science and Technology: Production, Composition, Storage, and Processing

D. K. Salunkhe, S.S. Kadam
August 18, 1995

This work offers comprehensive, current coverage of preharvest and postharvest handling and production of fruits grown in tropical, subtropical and temperate regions throughout the world. It discusses over 60 major and minor crops, and details developments in fruit handling and disease control,...

Seed Quality: Basic Mechanisms and Agricultural Implications

Robert E Gough
April 04, 1995

Seed Quality: Basic Mechanisms and Agricultural Implications focuses on various aspects of seed quality and integrates research at basic and applied levels, supporting high-quality seeds as the basis of higher agricultural productivity. With its clear perspective and interdisciplinary focus on...

Seed Development and Germination

Jaime Kigel
January 04, 1995

This text is intended for plant physiologists, molecular biologists, biochemists, biotechnologists, geneticists, horticulturalists, agromnomists and botanists, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines. It integrates advances in the diverse and rapidly-expanding field...

Surfactants in Agrochemicals

Tharwat F. Tadros
December 08, 1994

This work highlights the physical chemistry of surfactant solutions, detailing a fundamental method of selecting surfactants for agrochemical formulations and delineating how surfactants enhance the biological efficacy of agrochemicals. The unique properties of surfactants that have a major...

Handbook of Environmental Physiology of Fruit Crops

Bruce Schaffer, Peter C. Andersen
August 19, 1994

This exciting handbook is devoted solely to the effects of environmental variables on the physiology of the world's major fruit and nut crops. Its cosmopolitan scope includes chapters on tropical and sub-tropical species written by scientists from several continents. The influence of environmental...

Mechanisms of Plant Growth and Improved Productivity Modern Approaches

Amarjit Basra
June 29, 1994

Discusses the mechanisms of plant productivity and the factors limiting net photosynthesis, describing techniques to isolate, characterize and manipulate specific plant genes in order to enhance productivity. The uptake of carbon and the practical aspects of plant nutrition are discussed....

The World Apple Market

Andrew D O'Rourke
June 01, 1994

Growers, packers, processors, and distributors of apples who wish to survive into the twenty-first century need to understand that they are now operating in an interconnected world market. The World Apple Market explains in lay terms the economics of the changes taking place in each phase of the...

Techniques for Evaluating Insect Resistance in Crop Plants

Charles M. Smith, Z. R. Khan, Mano Dutta Pathak
December 17, 1993

This comprehensive book is the first illustrated volume to provide detailed discussions of all plant genera regarding techniques developed to evaluate plant resistance to insects. Many of the book's references have never before appeared in a volume on this subject. The authors systematically...

Genetic Improvement of Field Crops

Slafer
October 07, 1993

Outlining successful breeding techniques to augment the yields of the world's major crops, this reference analyzes the physiological and genetic basis for past and potential future increases in crop yields.;Covering crops with wide differences in morphology, photosynthetic rates, and nitrogen...

CRC Handbook of Alternative Cash Crops

James A. Duke
August 16, 1993

The CRC Handbook of Alternative Cash Crops describes 128 crop plants that can be grown as alternatives to cultivated crops, such as tobacco, and narcotic crops, such as opium poppy. Material is presented in alphabetical order by genus and species and includes information on ecology, cultivation,...

Boron and Its Role in Crop Production

Umesh C. Gupta
July 23, 1993

Boron and Its Role in Crop Production provides a broad perspective on this subject by experts from around the world. The book offers in-depth coverage of the chemistry of boron, the extraction of boron from various soils, methods for determining boron in soil and plants, and the role of boron in...

Historical Geography of Crop Plants: A Select Roster

Jonathan D. Sauer
June 04, 1993

Historical Geography of Crop Plants is devoted to a variety of staple and food crops, as well as fodder, fiber, timber, rubber, and other crops. The origins and histories of many of these crops have been clarified only recently by new research. The book has been arranged alphabetically by family...

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