Blackberries and Their Hybrids
13th December 2017
- ISBN 9781780646688
- Language English
- Pages 368 pp.
- Size 6.125" x 9.5"
- Images full-color images
This practical book provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of all aspects of the commercial production of blackberries and their hybrids, covering plant growth and development, cultivar description and selection, propagation, pruning, soil and water management, postharvest management, economics and marketing, and pest identification and management. Cultivated blackberries are a relatively new crop, but with new cultivars and cultural practices, they are now grown and available worldwide. Production regions have expanded internationally due to innovative methods showing much promise and evidence of human health benefits.
Blackberries and Their Hybrids explains the many complex steps involved in producing a conventional or an organic crop for the fresh and processed markets. The book:
- Contains information gathered from global sources
- Is appropriate for areas that can produce blackberries for the local, domestic, and/or export markets
- Includes full-color images throughout
Authored by a team of experts, this book is essential for growers, extension workers, fruit industry personnel, students, and lecturers involved in the commercial production of blackberries and their hybrids.
1: Blackberries: An Introduction
2: Growth and Development
3: Climatic Requirements
4: Blackberry Fruit Quality, Components, Composition and Potential Health Benefits
5: Cultivar Development and Selection
6: Nursery Production of Plants
7: Propagation of Blackberries and Related Rubus Species
8: Site Selection
9: Site Preparation, Soil Management and Planting
10: Soil and Water Management
11: Plant Nutrient Management
12: Pruning and Training
13: Diseases, Viruses, Insects and Weeds of Blackberries and Their Hybrids
14: Crop Production
15: Post Harvest, Storage and Transport of Blackberries
16: Marketing of Blackberries
17: Blackberry Farm Management and Economics
18: World Blackberry Production