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Grow your own citrus and subtropical fruit with help from Meredith Book's All About Citrus and Subtropical Fruit. From detailed descriptions of over 70 varieties of citrus and 275 varieties of subtropical fruits, you are bound to find the best type for your garden. And don't forget the easy-to-follow care instructions that will ensure a bountiful harvest.
Pub. Date: February 2008
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Format: Paperback, 128pp
Defines each of the steps in a successful preplanting, postplanting, and postharvest citrus program, with sections on orchard establishment, crop production, crop health, economics of crop production, and postharvest considerations. Various aspects of citriculture are examined, with special emphasis on integrated pest management practices. Includes color photos of trees, healthy and diseased fruit, pests, and machinery and equipment. For commercial growers, field consultants, farm advisors, and other professionals in the citrus industry.
The easy-to-use book covers citrus production in a clear and accessible way. Over 400 pages of the latest research from 40 UC and industry experts covers botany and physiology, orchard establishment, orchard management, pest management and post-harvest handling
Based on the pioneering work of Roy W. Nixon, the leading American date scientist of the 20th century, and supplemented by the up-to-date research of UC and industry experts, this is the first comprehensive account of all of the varieties of dates and the date palm industry in the United States. While written with the California and Arizona commercial grower in mind, growers and palm enthusiasts worldwide will find this an invaluable reference.
Chapters include: History, trends, and current production in the United States; Describing and distinguishing date varieties; Detailed descriptions of the 16 commercial imported varieties; Never before published information on 40 commercial and non-commercial American varieties; Date culture and management.
Includes five appendices-grading standards for dates, a list of germplasm collections of date varieties in the United States, an identification key to important date varieties, and biography of Nixon and a listing of his relevant publications. Also includes a table of non-commercial imported date varieties.
Caneberry consumption is increasing in the US and elsewhere around the world - with California producing over 90 percent of the fresh market raspberries grown in the US. Although California has led total caneberry production in recent years, this is the first caneberry production manual designed for western fresh market growers.
This manual is chock full of accurate and detailed information on raspberry and blackberry production - no Western grower should be without it.
As tree nuts and peanuts become increasingly recognised for their health-promoting properties, the provision of safe, high quality nuts is a growing concern. Improving the safety and quality of nuts reviews key aspects of nut safety and quality management.
Part one explores production and processing practices and their influence on nut contaminants. Chapters discuss agricultural practices to reduce microbial contamination of nuts, pest control in postharvest nuts, and the impact of nut postharvest handling, de-shelling, drying and storage on quality. Further chapters review the validation of processes for reducing the microbial load on nuts and integrating Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Statistical Process Control (SPC) for safer nut processing. Chapters in part two focus on improving nut quality and safety and highlight oxidative rancidity in nuts, the impact of roasting on nut quality, and advances in automated nut sorting. Final chapters explore the safety and quality of a variety of nuts including almonds, macadamia nuts, pecans, peanuts, pistachios and walnuts. br>
Improving the safety and quality of nuts is a comprehensive resource for food safety, product development and QA professionals using nuts in foods, those involved in nut growing, nut handling and nut processing, and researchers in food science and horticulture departments interested in the area.
Reviews key aspects of nut safety and quality management and addresses the influences of production and processing practices on nut safety
Analyses particular nut contaminants, safety management in nut processing and significant nut
Places focus on quality and safety in the production and processing of selected types of nuts
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