The Lime

Botany, Production and Uses

June 2017
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    8th June 2017
  • ISBN 9781780647845
  • Language English
  • Pages 264 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images full-color illus

This book is a comprehensive and up-to-date resource covering the botany, production and uses of limes. The lime is an important fruit crop throughout citrus producing regions of the world, with its own specific benefits, culture and marketplace, in addition to issues affecting successful cultivation and production.

The Lime: Botany, Production and Uses contains detailed information on:
* Breeding, genetics and biodiversity of the plants
* Processes for establishing a lime orchard and precision agriculture
* Harvesting and post-harvest management
* Pests and diseases, including knowledge of increasing threats such as Witches' Broom Disease and Citrus Greening

Authored by an international team of experts and presented in full color throughout, this book is an essential resource for academic researchers and specialist extension workers, in addition to growers and producers involved in the citrus industry.

1: Introduction and overview of lime production
2: Systematic classification distribution and botany
3: Advances in lime breeding and genetics
4: Plant growth, development and reproductive Physiology
5: Propagation and nursery certification
6: Planning and orchard establishment
7: Irrigation management
8: Cultural practices
9: Precision agriculture in lime
10: Plant protection
11: Innovative production technologies
12: Harvesting and post-harvest management
13: Traditional/commercial uses and future dynamics

M. Mumtaz Khan

M. Mumtaz Khan is at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.

Rashid Al-Yahyai

Rashid Al-Yahyai is at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.

Fahad Al-Said

Fahad Al-Said is with The Research Council, Oman.