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
- Case Study No. 8: Climate change series; Focus on olives
- 2092: Exporting hops and apples
- Aphid parasitoids – new opportunities and challenges.
- Identification of Colorado beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) and insects frequently mistaken for it
- Starting up community orchards and fruit gardens (Scotland)
- 2313: Intensive berry production using greenhouses, substrates and hydroponics
- Viticulture - introduction
- 171. UK wine industry increasingly susceptible to climate change
- Blackcurrants - an introduction
- Protected Strawberry Production
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.