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Horticultural Reviews, Volume 46

Horticultural Reviews, Volume 46

Ian Warrington

ISBN: 978-1-119-52109-9

Sep 2018

480 pages

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Horticultural Reviews presents state-of-the-art reviews on topics in horticultural science and technology covering both basic and applied research. Topics covered include the horticulture of fruits, vegetables, nut crops, and ornamentals. These review articles, written by world authorities, bridge the gap between the specialized researcher and the broader community of horticultural scientists and teachers.

Contributors

Dedication: Guglielmo Costa

Ross Ferguson

1. Recent Advances in Sexual Propagation and Breeding of Garlic
Einat Shemesh-Mayer and Rina Kamenetsky Goldstein

I. Introduction

II. Horticultural Diversity and Genetic Resources

III. Life Cycle and the Flowering Process

IV. Fertility Barriers

V. Unlocking Variability by Sexual Reproduction

VI. Concluding Remarks

Literature Cited

2. Control of Fruit Tree Vigour Induced by Dwarfing Rootstocks
Boris Basile and Theodore M. DeJong

I. Introduction

II. Biological Complexity of Grafted Fruit Trees and Rootstock-Scion Interactions

III. Physiology of the Dwarfism Induced by Rootstocks in Fruit Trees

IV. Final Remarks

Literature Cited

3. Turmeric: Botany and Production Practices
D. Prasath, K. Kandiannan, N.K. Leela, S. Aarthi, B. Sasikumar, and K. Nirmal Babu

I. Introduction

II. Botany

III. Biochemistry

IV. Plant Genetic Resources and Breeding

V. Biotechnology

VI. Horticultural Management

VII. Post Harvest Processing

VIII. Future Prospects

Literature Cited

4. Fruit Thinning: Advances and Trends
Guglielmo Costa, Alessandro Botton, and Giannina Vizzotto

I. Introduction

II. Thinning

III. Abscission Physiology

IV. Future Perspectives

Literature Cited

5. Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carriére): Perspectives from its Northwestern Range Limit
Emily Ellingson, Stan C. Hokanson, and James M. Bradeen

I. Introduction and History

II. Ecology

III. Horticulture

IV. Conservation

V. Conclusions

Literature cited

6. Apple Crop Load Management with Special Focus on Early Thinning Strategies: A USA Perspective
Thomas M. Kon and James R. Schupp

I. Introduction

II. Pruning to Reduce Crop Load

III. Blossom Thinners

IV. Integrated Crop Load Management Strategies

V. Conclusions

Literature Cited

7. Grow Us Our Daily Bread: A Review of Breadfruit Cultivation in Traditional and Contemporary Systems
Noa Kekuewa Lincoln, Diane Ragone, Nyree Zerega, Laura B. Roberts-Nkrumah, Mark Merlin, A. Maxwell P. Jones

I. Introduction

II. Botanical Classification

III. Origins

IV. Pacific Distribution

V. Archaeological Evidence of Breadfruit

VI. Traditional Cultivation

VII. Traditional Uses

VIII. Historical Movement

IX. Climate, Range, and Ecology

X. Physiology

XI. Morphology

XII. Reproductive Biology

XIII. Growth and Development

XIV. Agronomy

XV. Diseases

XVI. Pests

XVII. Conclusions and Future Research Needs

Literature Cited

8. Kiwifruit Biology: The Commercial Implications of Fruit Maturation
Jeremy N. Burdon

I. Introduction

II.  Kiwifruit in Global Trade

III. Harvest Indices

IV. Fruit Development

V. Physical and Compositional Changes During Maturation

VI. What are we Missing About Fruit Maturation?

VII. Postharvest Performance

VIII. Commercial Implications of Understanding Maturation

IX. Concluding Comments

Acknowledgements

Literature Cited

Subject Index

Cumulative Subject Index

Cumulative Contributor Index