Achieving sustainable cultivation of tropical fruits
Prof Elhadi M. Yahia, Dr Patrick Ollitrault, Prof. Marcos David Ferreira, Dr John Golding, Dr John Archer
This collection reviews current advances in the breeding and cultivation of key tropical and subtropical fruits.
Chapters summarise key advances across the value chain for citrus fruit cultivation, including citrus genetics, nutrition and other aspects of cultivation, the use of precision agriculture and developments in integrated pest management (IPM). Two case studies on limes and mandarins highlight the range of improvements in cultivation.
The book also summarises recent developments in breeding and cultivation techniques for a range of soft tropical fruits, including banana, kiwifruit, lychee, papaya, pineapple and pomegranate. The final part of the book covers developments in breeding and cultivation techniques for a range of stone and other tropical fruit, including avocado, coconut, guava, jackfruit, mangos and olives.