Temperate Fruit Crops in Warm Climates by A. ErezTemperate Fruit Crops in Warm Climates by A. Erez

Temperate Fruit Crops in Warm Climates

byA. Erez

Paperback | December 1, 2010

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As a member of the working group (WG) on "Temperate Zone Fruit Trees in the Tropics and Subtropics" of the International Society for Horticulture, I was aware of the lack of readily available information needed in many warm-climate locations where temperate fruit crops are grown. The founder of this WG, Frank Dennis, Jr. , was motivated to encourage knowledge transfer by sharing knowledge with many developing countries. We shared his drive and in presenting this book we believe we are doing a service to all persons interested in temperate fruits, but especially to those in tropical and subtropical countries, many of which are developing countries interested in growing these crops and lacking the knowledge needed. In this book, we have collected information covering a variety of different aspects of growing temperate fruit crops in warm climates. As this is the first time such an evaluation of these species has been done, interesting and novel aspects of tree development and fruiting are presented, with stress on elements like dormancy and irrigation that are not of such basic concern in the natural of the temperate zones. We are living in a transition age; horticultural studies habitat are changing and expertise such as can be found in the array of participants in this book is probably not going to be easily found in the future. I hope that this book will broaden our understanding of the fruiting Temperate Zone tree in general and of its adaptation to warm climates, in particular.
Title:Temperate Fruit Crops in Warm ClimatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pagesPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:904814017X

ISBN - 13:9789048140176

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Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. 1. Light regimes in temperate fruit-tree orchards grown at low latitudes; J.E. Jackson. 2. Bud dormancy; Phenomenon, problems and solutions in the tropics and subtropics; A. Erez. 3. Irrigation of temperate fruit trees in dry and warm conditions; B.-A. Bravdo. 4. Fertilization of temperate-zone fruit trees in warm and dry climates; I. Klein, S.A. Weinbaum. 5. Flowering, fruit set and development under warm conditions; F.G. Dennis Jr. 6. Effects of high temperatures at the root zone and the graft union on the development of temperate fruit trees; A. Gur. 7. Physiological considerations for growing temperate-zone fruit crops in warm climates; M. Faust. 8. Stone fruit genetic pool and its exploitation for growing under warm winter conditions; D.H. Byrne, et al. 9. Stone fruit species under warm subtropical and tropical climate; A.P. George, A. Erez. 10. Pome fruit genetic pool for production in warm climates; R. Hauagge, J.N. Cummins. 11. Apple production at low latitudes; J.E. Jackson. 12. Grapevine (Vitis vinifera) growth and performance in warm climates; S. Lavee. 13. Kiwifruit; G.S. Smith, E.F. Walton. 14. Pecan in warm climate; D. Sparks. 15. Walnuts (Juglans regia L.) in Mediterranean warm climates; D.F. Tomás. 16. Blueberries; R.L. Darnell. 17. Strawberries; J.F. Hancock. Index.

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'As a whole, however, it must be stated that the book is indispensable for all scientists who teach or do research in this expanding field. [...]t will be useful for many years since its contents will certainly not be outdated as rapidly as is common in fields such as molecular biology where the accumulation of knowledge is proceeding at an explosive pace.' Journal of Plant Physiology (2002)