Prune Production Manual

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Richard P. Buchner
UCANR Publications, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 320 pages
 

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The newest addition in our agriculture production series!
Written in easy-to-read non-technical language, this manual is the perfect field application guide. Inside you’ll find the professionalism
, expertise and science-based answers you’ve come to expect from the University of California—with contributions from more than 40 Cooperative Extension professionals, UC faculty, USDA scientists, and highly skilled prune industry experts.
Chapters include:
An industry overview
A detailed description of prune biology
Information on understanding soils, varieties, irrigation and fertilization
Pest management techniques
A lesson on harvest and postharvest management
The breadth of expertise and knowledge contained in the 320 pages of this manual, along with the more than 300 photos and 56 color illustrations make this one of the most comprehensive prune production manuals in the world.
 

Contents

Flowering Pollination and Fruit Development
17
Root Systems and Physiology
33
Soil Evaluation and Physical Modification
63
Propagation
93
Irrigation Scheduling and Tree Stress
111
Orchard Planning Design and Planting
127
Crop Control
145
Insect and Mite Pests
171
PlantParasitic Nematodes
205
Weed Management
227
Vertebrate Pest Management
241
Spray Application of Liquid Pesticides Growth Regulators and Fertilizers
257
Fruit Maturity and Harvest Management
273
Grade Standards Inspection and Processing
289
Index
307
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Diseases and Physiological Disorders
183

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