This book is comprised of 15 chapters covering principles and basic understanding in avocado science, technology, best management practices and postharvest aspects. It is aimed at avocado researchers, libraries, teachers and academics, students, advisers, cutting edge growers and industry support personnel. Topics discussed include the history, distribution, uses, taxonomy, botany, genetics, breeding, ecology, reproductive biology, ecophysiology, cultivars and rootstocks, propagation, biotechnology, irrigation and mineral nutrition, crop management, foliar, fruit and soil-borne diseases, insect and mite pests and harvesting, packing, postharvest technology, transport and processing.More mature fruit (as determined by % DM and harvest date) usually ripen more quickly, but this is not universally observed (Vuthapanich, 2001). The fact that larger fruit often ripen more quickly may be a result of their greater maturity (Eaks, anbsp;...
|Author||:||Bruce A. Schaffer, B. Nigel Wolstenholme, Antony William Whiley|
|Publisher||:||CABI - 2013-01|