Almonds
Botany, Production and Uses

Langue : Anglais
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of almond growing from a scientific and horticultural perspective, covering botany, production, processing and industrial uses. Almonds are an important crop; they are highly regarded for their flavour, nutritional properties and culinary uses, and almond oil is used widely in food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical production. They are easy to transport and have long storability, facilitating global dissemination. Demand is constantly increasing and global production has more than doubled in the last 20 years.

The popularity of almonds and the increase in demand has required new plantings and a response to ongoing changes in cultural and climatic conditions. Almonds: Botany, Production and Uses meets the need for up-to-date information on this crop and covers:
· botany and taxonomy
· cultivation, genetics and breeding
· propagation, orchard management and harvesting
· pests and diseases
· nutrition, marketing and utilization

Authored by an international team of experts and presented in full colour throughout, this book is an essential resource for academic researchers and extension workers, as well as growers, orchard managers and industry personnel.
- 1: Botany and Taxonomy
- 2: History of Cultivation
- 3: Production and Growing Regions
- 4: Almond in the Southern Hemisphere
- 5: Classical Genetics and Breeding
- 6: Molecular Breeding and Genomics
- 7: Late-blooming Cultivar Development
- 8: Pollen-Style (In)compatibility: Development of Autogamous Cultivars
- 9: Rootstock Development
- 10: Propagation Techniques
- 11: Orchard Systems and Management
- 12: Climatic Requirements
- 13: Nutrient and Water Requirements
- 14: Diseases: Fungi, Bacteria, Viruses, and Nematodes,
- 15: Pests: Insects, Mites, Birds, and Rodents
- 16: Harvesting
- 17: Composition
- 18: Marketing
- 19: Almond Utilization
This book is an essential resource for anyone interested in almonds; from academic researchers and extension workers, to growers, orchard managers and industry personnel.