Citrus Growing in Florida

ISBN-10: 0813034094
ISBN-13: 9780813034096
Edition: 5th 2009
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 11/22/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Plates
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
World, United States, and Florida Production
Early History and Origins
World Production Regions
United States Production Regions
Commercial Uses of Citrus
Climate and Soils
Climatic Regions
Climatic Considerations
Soils
Current Soil Classifications
Systematics and Botany
History
Current Systematics
Descriptions of the True Citrus Group
Botany and Life Cycle
Cultivars and Cultivar Improvement
Cultivars and Hybrids
Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis [L.] Osbeck) Cultivars and Hybrids
Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi Macf.)
The Mandarins (Tangerines)
Lemons (Citrus limon Burm. f.)
Limes (Citrus aurantifolia [Christm.] Swingle)
Citrons (Citrus medica L.)
Cultivar Improvement
Rootstocks and Rootstock Improvement
General Characteristics
Lemon-Type Rootstocks
Sour Orange-Type Rootstocks
Sweet Orange Rootstocks
Mandarin-Type Rootstocks
Trifoliate Orange-Type Rootstocks
Other Rootstocks
New Rootstock Development
Nursery Production and Propagation
Propagation
Recent Nursery Production Trends
Nursery Rootstocks
Budding Procedures
Development of a Budded Nursery Tree
Topworking
Inarching
Marcottage
Site Selection, Grove Design, and Planting
Site Selection
Preparing the Site for Planting
Grove Geometry
Planting Young Trees
Banking or Wrapping Newly Planted Trees
Cultural Practices for Young, Nonbearing Groves
Unbanking/Unwrapping
Irrigation
Fertilization
Spraying
Pruning
Cultivation and Weed Control
Cultural Practices for the Bearing Grove
Fertilization
The Essential Nutrient Elements
The Citrus Fertilizer Program
Plant Growth Regulators
Irrigation
Pruning and Training
Cold Protection
Grove Rehabilitation and Tree Resetting
Pest, Disease, and Weed Management for the Bearing Grove
Pest Management
Citrus Pests and Diseases and Methods of Control
Potentially Debilitating Diseases
Biological Control of Pests
Diseases Often Make Grove Rehabilitation Necessary
Weed Control and Cultivation
Harvesting, Maturity, and Grade Standards and Marketing
Harvesting
Quality Standards (Maturity)
Fruit Sizes and Containers
Grades
Processing Fruit
Packinghouse Operations
Postharvest Fruit Disorders
Determining the Value of Fruit
Marketing the Crop
Selling the Crop
Citrus Fruits for Home Use
Scion Cultivars and Rootstocks
Site Selection and Tree Care
Appendix
Index

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