Edition: 2

Paper: 978 1 78064 726 5 / $75.00
Published: September 2018  

Publisher: CABI
420 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/5"
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Series: Crop Production Science in Horticulture
This new and updated edition covers major topics of interest to blueberry breeders and researchers: botany, physiology, nutrition, growth regulation, photosynthesis, environment, weeds, pests, diseases and postharvest management. The focus is on the highbush blueberry, though information on other blueberries and related species is also provided.

Blueberries are cultivated worldwide and this book explores plantings in a great diversity of environments, reflecting on the development of innovative cultural practices and conditions. It examines the increased scope and depth of research activities related to this crop and brings together the current status of knowledge on blueberry science and management. Explaining in an understandable manner the basic science behind the growth and development of blueberries, their botanical characteristics, as well as the implications and effects of various management practices and environmental conditions, the second edition of Blueberries also:

• Highlights emerging genetic information on the blueberry
• Includes new information on pruning, grafting and irrigation
• Covers current and potential uses of plant growth regulators
• Gathers new information on fruit quality and consumer acceptance

Key Features:

• The definitive guide to blueberry cultivation for researchers, growers and breeders
• Updated to reflect the latest developments in the industry
• Comprehensive coverage of botanical, physiological and management of cultivated blueberries

Table of Contents:
1. The Blueberry Industry
2. Blueberry Taxonomy and Breeding
3. Growth and Development
4. Light, Photosynthesis, Quality and Yield in Blueberries
5. Nutrition
6. Blueberry Field Management and Harvesting
7. Growth Regulators
8. Blueberry Diseases and Pests, Their Management and Cultivar Resistance
9. Pre- and Post-Harvest Management of Fruit Quality

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