Temperate fruits include stone/drupe fruits (such as peach), pome fruits (such as apple) and berries (such as strawberries). Like other crops, cultivation of these fruits faces a number of challenges. These include the need to optimize yields, sensory and nutritional quality; the dynamic threats from biotic and abiotic stresses in a changing climate; and the need for more efficient use of resources to minimise environmental impact. The two volumes of Achieving sustainable cultivation of temperate zone tree fruits and berries summarise the wealth of research addressing these challenges.
The second volume in this collection reviews advances in breeding and cultivation of particular fruits. Part 1 discusses development affecting key stone fruits (peach, cherry, plum and apricot) and pome fruits (pear and apple). Part 2 reviews optimising the breeding and cultivation of berry fruits (strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and blueberry).
With its distinguished editor and international range of expert authors, this collection will be a standard reference for horticultural scientists, government and other research centres and companies involved in cultivation of the range of temperate fruits.
- Brings together some of the world’s leading experts on the breeding and cultivation of particular fruits
- Comprehensive coverage of key stone, pome and berry fruits
- Reviews key advances across the value chain for particular crops that collectively optimise sustainable production
What others are saying...
"This text, with its impressive line-up of world-renowned contributors, will provide an excellent resource of information about developments in temperate fruit production and about future prospects for further change towards greater sustainable production."
Emeritus Professor Ian J. Warrington, Massey University, New Zealand
Table of contents
Part 1 Stone and pome fruits
1.Advances and challenges in peach breeding: Dario J. Chavez and Rachel A. Itle, University of Georgia, USA; Daniel Mancero-Castillo, Universidad Agraria del Ecuador, Ecuador; Jose X. Chaparro, University of Florida, USA; and Thomas G. Beckman, USDA-ARS, USA;
2.Advances and challenges in sustainable peach production: Luca Corelli Grappadelli, Brunella Morandi and Luigi Manfrini, University of Bologna, Italy; and Pasquale Losciale, University of Bari, Italy;
3.Advances and challenges in cherry breeding: José Quero-García, INRA, University of Bordeaux, France; Amy Iezzoni, Michigan State University, USA; Gregario López-Ortega, IMIDA, Spain; Cameron Peace, Washington State University, USA; Mathieu Fouché and Elisabeth Dirlewanger, INRA, University of Bordeaux, France; and Mirko Schuster, Julius Kühn-Institut, Germany;
4.Sustainable sweet cherry cultivation: a case study for designing optimized orchard production systems: Gregory A. Lang, Michigan State University, USA;
5.Challenges and opportunities in pear breeding: Danielle Guzman and Amit Dhingra, Washington State University, USA;
6.Challenges and opportunities in pear cultivation: Todd Einhorn, Michigan State University, USA;
7.Advances and challenges in apple breeding: Amanda Karlström, NIAB-EMR and University of Reading, UK; Magdalena Cobo Medina, NIAB-EMR and University of Nottingham, UK; and Richard Harrison, NIAB-EMR, UK;
8.Advances and challenges in sustainable apple cultivation: Pierre-Éric Lauri and Sylvaine Simon, INRA, France;
9.Sustainable plum and apricot cultivation: Mihai Botu, University of Craiova, Romania;
Part 2 Berry fruits
10.Advances and challenges in strawberry genetic improvement: Chris Barbey and Kevin Folta, University of Florida, USA;
11.Strawberries: a case study of how evolving market expectations impact sustainability: M. P. Pritts, Cornell University, USA; and T. M. Sjulin, formerly Driscoll Strawberry Associates, USA;
12.Advances and challenges in raspberry and blackberry breeding: Ramón Molina-Bravo, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Costa Rica; Margaret Leigh Worthington, University of Arkansas, USA; and Gina E. Fernandez, North Carolina State University, USA;
13.Advances and challenges in sustainable raspberry/blackberry cultivation: Julie Graham, Alison Karley, Alison Dolan, Dominic Williams and Nikki Jennings, James Hutton Institute, UK;
14.Advances and challenges in blueberry breeding: Susan McCallum, James Hutton Institute, UK;