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
- 1599: Some horticulture issues
- 171. UK wine industry increasingly susceptible to climate change
- 2387: Cider Orchards: The Great British Success Story
- Small fruit production in Wales - an introduction
- Red-necked Longhorn (Aromia bungii)
- The changing climate of risk in the UK strawberry industry.
- Plum pox
- Exploiting vine weevil behaviour to disseminate an entomopathogenic fungus.
- Traditional orchards: an introduction to pruning (TIN015; 2nd edition)
- Traditional orchards: a summary (TIN012; 2nd edition)
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.