Cherries: Botany, Production and Uses

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Jose Quero-Garcia, Amy Iezzoni, Joanna Pulawska, Gregory A Lang
CABI, Jul 12, 2017 - Science - 549 pages
Sweet and sour cherries (Prunus avium and Prunus cerasus) are important fruit crops for which demand is high and growing. A significant number of new varieties, rootstocks and training systems have been released or developed in recent years in order to improve the efficiency and profitability of cherry orchards. Cherries: Botany, Production and Uses covers the genetics, ecophysiology, production, protection and uses of cherries. Presenting up-to-date scientific data and applied information, this book is invaluable for researchers, teachers and all professionals working in the cherries value chain.
 

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Contents

Cherry Production
1
Flowering Fruit Set and Development
14
Biodiversity Germplasm Resources and Breeding Methods
36
Sweet Cherry Varieties and Improvement
60
Sour Cherry Varieties and Improvement
95
Rootstocks and Improvement
117
RainInduced Cracking of Sweet Cherries
140
Climatic Limiting Factors Temperature
166
Morphology Cropping Physiology and Canopy Training
269
Invertebrate and Vertebrate Pests Biology and Management
305
Bacterial Diseases
365
Viruses Viroids Phytoplasmas and Genetic Disorders of Cherry
386
Fruit Chemistry Nutritional Benefits and Social Aspects of Cherries
420
Fruit Harvest Methods and Technologies
442
Postharvest Biology and Handling for Fresh Markets
460
Processing for Industrial Uses
485

Environmental Limiting Factors for Cherry Production
189
Site Preparation and Orchard Infrastructure
223
Orchard Microclimate Modification
244

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José Quero Garcia (Edited By)
José Quero Garcia entered Polytechnic University of Madrid in 1993 to obtain title of 'Agronomic Engineer' (2000). 1997-1998 Erasmus student at University of Reading (6 months). 1998-2000 studied at 'Institut Agronomique National Paris-Grigon' (INAP-G) within frame of double diploma exchange programme between ETSIA and INAP-G and obtained diploma of 'Ingénieur Agronome' from INAP-G. During last year at INAP-G, followed a DEA ('Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies'), equivalent of an MSc degree, specialized in 'Genetics and Plant Breeding'. 2000-2004 worked at CIRAD obtaining the PhD degree at the 'Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Montpellier' (ENSAM) in 2004. Worked on the study of diversity and breeding of taros (Colocasia esculenta) from Vanuatu. 2005 awarded a competitive fellowship ('Juan de la Cierva') from Spanish Ministry of Education and Research to conduct post-doctoral fellowship at ETSIA Madrid, working on Plant Virology. Before finishing post-doc, hired by INRA-Bordeaux in 2007, as permanent researcher, with main responsibility of leading the sweet cherry breeding programme at INRA. The focus of his team A3C ('Adaptation du Cerisier au Changement Climatique') is to study the adaptation of sweet cherry to climate changes, with a special emphasis on phenology-related traits as well as fruit quality, and in particular, tolerance to rain-induced cracking. Scientific interests include the study of genetic and molecular determinisms of traits of major agronomic importance for sweet cherry. Main applied objective is to implement marker-assisted strategies to optimize the current breeding programme. Since 2012, Chair of COST Action FA1104 'Sustainable production of high-quality cherries for the European market'.

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