The Mango: Botany, Production and Uses

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Richard E. Litz
CABI, 2009 - Science - 680 pages
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The Mango is one of the oldest cultivated fruit crops, having been grown in India for at least 4000 years. Mango is the most important fruit crop of Asia and its annual production is exceeded worldwide only by Musa, citrus, grapes and apples. The last decade has seen a rapid growth of mango production, mainly due to expansion into new growing regions but also to the adoption of modern field practices and cultivars. A wide range of fresh, mango cultivars are now consumed worldwide and are available year round.

The Mango: Botany, Production and Uses, published in 1997, represented the first comprehensive examination of all aspects of modern mango production and research. Developing upon the successful first edition, this book incorporates a discussion of significant advances in mango research that have contributed to improved production and will be highly relevant for researchers and growers alike.

 

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Contents

Botany and Importance
1
2 Taxonomy and Systematics
19
3 Important Mango Cultivars and their Descriptors
42
4 Breeding and Genetics
67
5 Reproductive Physiology
97
6 Ecophysiology
170
7 Fruit Diseases
210
8 Foliar Floral and Soilborne Diseases
231
The colour plate
372
Mineral Nutrition
404
Management
432
14 Postharvest Physiology
484
15 Postharvest Technology and Quarantine Treatments
529
16 World Mango Trade and the Economics of Mango Production
606
17 Fruit Processing
628
18 Biotechnology
641

9 Physiological Disorders
303
10 Pests
317
Propagation
367

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