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Horticultural Reviews, Volume 30

Horticultural Reviews, Volume 30

Jules Janick (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-65082-0

Apr 2010

544 pages



Horticulture Reviews is an open-ended, serial continuation series of review articles on research in commercial horticulture crops. This detailed analysis bridges the gap between the specialized researcher and the broader community of plant scientists.

Dedication: Dale E. Kester (Thomas M. Gradziel).

1. Girdling: Physiological and Horticultural Aspectsn (R. Goren, M. Huberman, and E. E. Goldschmidt).

I. Introduction.

II. Girdling Concepts and Techniques.

III. Girdling and Physiological Studies.

IV. Endogenous Plant Hormones.

V. Girdling in Horticultural Practice.

VI. Concluding Remarks.

Literature Cited.

2. Irrigation Water Quality and Salinity Effects in Citrus Trees (Yoseph Levy and Jim Syvertsen).

I. Introduction.

II. Managing Salinity.

III. Experimental Methods in Salinity Research.

IV. Physiological Responses.

V. Salinity and Biotic Stresses.

VI. Benefits of Moderate Salinity.

VII. Summary.

Literature Cited.

3. Red Bayberry: Botany and Horticulture (Kunsong Chen, Changjie Xu, Bo Zhang, and Ian Ferguson).

I. Introduction.

II. Botany.

III. Physiology.

IV. Environmental Requirements.

V. Horticulture.

VI. Concluding Remarks.

Literature Cited.

4. Protected Cultivation of Horticultural Crops in China (Weijie Jiang, Dongyu Qu, Ding Mu, and Lirong Wang).

I. Introduction.

II. The Energy-Saving Greenhouse.

III. Vegetable Crops.

IV. Floriculture.

V. Fruit Trees.

VI. Future Development of Protected Horticulture.

Literature Cited.

5. Greenhouse Tomato Fruit Cuticle Cracking (Martine Dorais, Dominique-André Demers, Athanasios P. Papadopoulos, and Wim Van Ieperen).

I. Introduction.

II. Fruit Characteristics Related to the Development of Cuticle Cracking.

III. Genetic Aspects of Fruit Resistance to Cuticle Cracking.

IV. Climatic Factors Related to the Development of Cuticle Cracking.

V. Cultural Factors Related to the Development of Cuticle Cracking.

VI. Conclusion.

Literature Cited.

6. Fresh-Cut Vegetables and Fruits (Jeffrey K. Brecht, Mikal E. Saltveit, Stephen T. Talcott, Keith R. Schneider, Kelly Felkey, and Jerry A. Bartz).

I. Introduction.

II. Physiology.

III. Sensory Quality.

IV. Phytonutrients.

V. Microbiology.

VI. Treatments to Maintain Quality.

VII. Conclusions.

Literature Cited.

7. Postharvest Physiology and Storage of Widely Used Root and Tuber Crops (Uzi Afek and Stanley J. Kays).

I. Introduction 255

II. Causes of Postharvest Losses 255

III. Tuber Crops 259

IV. Root Crops 276

V. Corm and Rhizome Crops 295

Literature Cited 299

8. Metabolic Control of Low-Temperature Sweetening in Potato Tubers During Postharvest Storage (R. W. Blenkinsop, R. Y. Yada, and A. G. Marangoni).

I. Introduction.

II. Starch Metabolism.

III. Sucrose Metabolism.

IV. Glycolysis.

V. Oxidative Pentose Phosphate Pathway.

VI. Mitochondrial Respiration.

VII. Metabolic Factors Affecting Chip Color Development.

VIII. Conclusion.

Literature Cited.

9. Cassava-based Multiple Cropping Systems (V. Ravi and C. R. Mohankumar).

I. Introduction.

II. Growth and Productivity of Cassava.

III. Growth and Productivity of Associate Crops.

IV. Intercropping Cassava.

V. Relay Sequential Cropping Cassava.

VI. Multi-Cropping Management.

VII. Conclusion and Future Prospects.

Literature Cited.

Subject Index.

Cumulative Subject Index.

Cumulative Contributor Index.