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
- 8. Biological control for stone fruit disease
- 1558: The rise of indoor cropping
- The effectiveness of phytosanitary controls in preventing the entry of Colletotrichum acutatum in the UK strawberry sector
- Briefing 1648: Top fruit
- Aphid parasitoids – new opportunities and challenges.
- Cider Production
- Traditional orchards: an introduction to pruning (TIN015; 2nd edition)
- Starting up community orchards and fruit gardens - additional information (Scotland)
- Small fruit production in Wales - an introduction
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.