The Mango Edition 2

Botany, Production and Uses

Edited by Richard E. Litz
April 2009
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  • Published
    30th April 2009
  • ISBN 9781845934897
  • Language English
  • Pages 696 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

The Mango is one of the oldest cultivated fruit crops, having been grown in India for at least 4000 years. Mango is the most important fruit crop of Asia and its annual production is exceeded worldwide only by Musa, citrus, grapes and apples. The last decade has seen a rapid growth of mango production, mainly due to expansion into new growing regions but also to the adoption of modern field practices and cultivars. A wide range of fresh, mango cultivars are now consumed worldwide and are available year round.

The Mango: Botany, Production and Uses, published in 1997, represented the first comprehensive examination of all aspects of modern mango production and research. Developing upon the successful first edition, this book incorporates a discussion of significant advances in mango research that have contributed to improved production and will be highly relevant for researchers and growers alike.

"This second edition will be the definitive English language work on the crop for the foreseeable future, invaluable to growers, researchers, students and investors in the crop alike."

Rob Lockwood - , Journal of Experimental Agriculture

Introduction: Botany and Importance
Taxonomy and Systematics
Classical Breeding and Genetics
Reproductive Physiology
Stress Physiology
Mineral Nutrition
Crop Production
Fruit Diseases
Foliar, Floral and Soilborne Diseases
Insect Pests
Postharvest Physiology
Postharvest Technology and Quarantine Treatments
Important Mango Cultivars and Their Descriptors

Richard E. Litz

Richard Litz was the University of Florida Research Foundation Professor from 2001-2004. He was Associate Editor of the American Society for Horticultural Science (1986-1989), Managing Editorial Board, Plant Cell Tissue & Organ Culture (1998-present) and on the editorial board, Annual Reviews on Plant Biotechnology (1999-present). He is Professor Emeritus in the department of Horticultural Sciences at the University of Florida, with a speciality in the biotechnology of tropical fruits.