Walnut Production Manual

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David E. Ramos
UCANR Publications, 1997 - Nature - 320 pages
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Contents

The Origin of the Walnut
3
The History of the Walnut in California
8
Genetic Improvement
16
Marketing California Walnuts
23
Economic Considerations in Walnut Production
31
Establishing the Walnut Orchard
37
Evaluation and Modification of Soils
39
Salinity Management of Walnut
54
Irrigation Scheduling for Walnut Orchards
159
Measuring Soil Moisture
167
Postplanting Management to Improve Water Penetration
171
Mineral Nutrient Availability
181
Nutritional Deficiencies and Toxicities in Walnut Diagnosing and Correcting Imbalances
187
Nitrogen Fertilizers
197
Pest Management in Walnuts
205
Vegetation Management
207

Walnut Orchard Irrigation Systems
65
Propagation
71
Selection of Varieties
84
Orchard Planning Design and Planting
90
Training Young Trees
99
The Walnut Tree and Fruit
107
Carbohydrate Assimilation Translocation and Utilization
109
Physiological Aspects of Water Use by Walnut Trees
115
Root Physiology and Rootstock Characteristics
119
Floral Biology Flower Structure Development and Pollination
127
Pistillate Flower Abortion and Pollination Management
133
Fruit Growth and Development
139
Cultural Considerations in Walnuts
145
Pruning and Tree Thinning
147
Controlling Nematodes that Parasitize Roots
215
Armillaria and Phytophthora Root and Crown Rot Diseases
221
Blackline Disease
233
Bark Fruit and Foliage Diseases
242
Insect and Mite Pests
247
Application of Liquid Pesticides Growth Regulators and Fertilizers
254
Harvesting and Handling Walnuts
271
Maturation Harvesting and Nut Quality
273
Dehydration
277
GLOSSARY
285
COLOR PLATES
289
INDEX
305
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