Crop Production Science in HorticultureSeries

Blueberries Edition 2

September 2018
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  • Published
    12th September
  • ISBN 9781780647265
  • Language English
  • Pages 352 pp.
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This new and updated edition covers major topics of interest to blueberry breeders and researchers: botany, physiology, nutrition, growth regulation, photosynthesis, environment, weeds, pests, diseases and postharvest management. The focus is on the highbush blueberry, though information on other blueberries and related species is also provided.

Blueberries are cultivated worldwide and this book explores plantings in a great diversity of environments, reflecting on the development of innovative cultural practices and conditions. It examines the increased scope and depth of research activities related to this crop and brings together the current status of knowledge on blueberry science and management. Explaining in an understandable manner the basic science behind the growth and development of blueberries, their botanical characteristics, as well as the implications and effects of various management practices and environmental conditions, the second edition of Blueberries also:

• Highlights emerging genetic information on the blueberry
• Includes new information on pruning, grafting and irrigation
• Covers current and potential uses of plant growth regulators
• Gathers new information on fruit quality and consumer acceptance

Key Features:

• The definitive guide to blueberry cultivation for researchers, growers and breeders
• Updated to reflect the latest developments in the industry
• Comprehensive coverage of botanical, physiological and management of cultivated blueberries

1. The Blueberry Industry
2. Blueberry Taxonomy and Breeding
3. Growth and Development
4. Light, Photosynthesis, Quality and Yield in Blueberries
5. Nutrition
6. Blueberry Field Management and Harvesting
7. Growth Regulators
8. Blueberry Diseases and Pests, Their Management and Cultivar Resistance
9. Pre- and Post-Harvest Management of Fruit Quality

Jorge B. Retamales

Jorge B. Retamales is at the Universidad de Talca, Chile.

James F. Hancock

James F. Hancock is currently the Director of the Michigan State University Plant Biotechnology Resource Center. The emphasis of his research has been on the breeding and genetics of blueberries and strawberries, and he has published prodigiously in these areas. His previous books have been The Strawberry and Plant Evolution and the Origin of Crop Species, and he has edited books on The Highbush Production Guide (with Marvin Pritts), Temperate Fruit Crop Genetics: Germplasm to Genomics, and Environmental Biosafety (with Rebecca Grumet, Karim Maredia and Cholani Weebadde). He has lectured and consulted on blueberry growing and breeding in Chile, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Latvia, Mexico Poland, Spain, Portugal and Scotland. Most notably he had a six month stay at the Universidad de Talca in 1992 on a Fulbright Fellowship to study and lecture on small fruits. He has guided the programs of about 20 graduate students and 3 post-doctoral Fellows.