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
- White peach scale (Pseudaulacaspis pentagona)
- Blackcurrants - an introduction
- Identification of Colorado beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) and insects frequently mistaken for it
- 2387: Cider Orchards: The Great British Success Story
- Cider Production
- Starting up community orchards and fruit gardens (Scotland)
- Traditional orchards: a summary (TIN012; 2nd edition)
- 1599: Some horticulture issues
- The effectiveness of phytosanitary controls in preventing the entry of Colletotrichum acutatum in the UK strawberry sector
- Red-necked Longhorn (Aromia bungii)
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.