The Openfields library holds materials on various aspects of pomology, fruit husbandry, and crop protection, and also on fruit production and marketing of quality fruit. Climate is a significant factor in the distribution of commercially grown fruits, as are soils, nutrients and water. Fruit husbandry practices include propagation, pruning and training.
In the UK, top fruit refers principally to orchard-grown apples and pears; the industry also produces a wide variety of soft fruit.
For materials on machinery for fruit growing, see also under Equipment.
A sample of Items held in the Fruit production category
- Cider Production
- Sweet Cherry Production
- Growing Plums and Damsons
- Protected Strawberry Production
- Spatial variation in yield and quality in a small apple orchard
- Lavender Production - introduction
- Starting up community orchards and fruit gardens (Scotland)
- Viticulture - introduction
- Physical and chemical changes during the maturation of Gordal sevillana olives (Olea europaea L., cv. Gordal sevillana).
- Study of genetic diversity among inter-intraspecific hybrids and original grapevine varieties using AFLP molecular markers.
There are currently no subcategories in the Fruit production section.
Where Am I?
The OpenFields Library is a free online library contains items of interest to practitioners and researchers in the agricultural and landbased industries.