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
- Potato flea beetles (Epitrix species)
- Plum pox
- Eggplant Borer (Leucinodes orbonalis)
- Viticulture - introduction
- Starting up community orchards and fruit gardens
- Distribution and decline of human pathogenic bacteria in soil after application in irrigation water and the potential for soil-splash mediated dispersal on to fresh produce
- Sweet Cherry Production
- Exploiting vine weevil behaviour to disseminate an entomopathogenic fungus.
- Small fruit production in Wales - an introduction
- Blackcurrants - 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.