Fruit Crops

Fruit Crops
Author: Anoop Kumar Srivastava,Chengxiao Hu
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 776
Release: 2019-11-30
ISBN 10: 0128187263
ISBN 13: 9780128187265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fruit Crops Book Review:

Fruit Crops: Diagnosis and Management of Nutrient Constraints is the first and only resource to holistically relate fruits as a nutritional source for human health to the state-of-the-art methodologies currently used to diagnose and manage nutritional constraints placed on those fruits. This book explores a variety of advanced management techniques, including open field hydroponic, fertigation/bio-fertigation, the use of nano-fertilizers, sensors-based nutrient management, climate- smart integrated soil fertility management, inoculation with microbial consortium, and endophytes backed up by ecophysiology of fruit crops. These intricate issues are effectively presented, including real-world applications and future insights. Presents the latest research, including issues with commercial application Details comprehensive insights into the diagnosis and management of nutrient constraints Includes contributions by world renowned researchers, providing global perspectives and experience

Fruit Crops

Fruit Crops
Author: T. Radha,Lila Mathew
Publsiher: New India Publishing
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9788189422462
ISBN 13: 8189422464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fruit Crops Book Review:

The book is a comprehensive and need oriented volume encompassing the latest and balanced information about various aspects of fruit culture (tropical & subtropical). Following is a sampling of topics covered. Introductory on Fruit Industry deals briefly with production statistics, social, nutritive and industrial relevance and importance of fruit production. Second provides a complete overview of all principles and practices associated with Orchard planning, Layout and Management in a very abridged manner. The third on Classification of fruit crops includes botanical, horticultural and environmental grouping in a very precise but meaningful manner. Following s give a detailed account on different aspects including origin, distribution, botany & varieties, classification, climate & soil requirements, propagation, cultivation methods, flowering, harvesting, post harvest methods and crop protection of different fruit crops coming under each group such as tropical, subtropical and arid & semi-arid fruits. IV is on tropical fruits - Banana, Guava, Mangosteen, Papaya Pineapple and Sapota. V is on ten major subtropical fruits Avocado, Citrus, Grapes, Litchi, Loquat, Mango, Olive, Passion fruit, Persimmon and Pomegranate. VI contains details of eight major arid & semi-arid fruit crops namely, Aonla, Ber, Custard apple, Date, Fig, Jack, Jamun and Phalsa. Apart from these major fruit crops, VII gives a brief but comprehensive account on a large number of under and un - exploited fruit crops of tropical and subtropical parts of the world. This gives details of well-known minor fruits and a list of other very less known fruit species, which can be made the subject of detailed study for further utilization and information generation. Information provided in this compilation will be of use to students, teachers, scientists, extension workers, orchardists and others interested in fruit culture.

Systematics of Fruit Crops

Systematics of Fruit Crops
Author: Girish Sharma
Publsiher: New India Publishing
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9789380235066
ISBN 13: 9380235062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Systematics of Fruit Crops Book Review:

"Taxonomists dealing with fruit crops have rated systematic pomology as an advanced horticultural subject and takes into consideration the basic aspects of taxonomy i.e. identification, naming of fruit plant species and varieties, besides, placements or logical classification of each fruit type under specific units of classification. For sound horticultural systematic knowledge primarily those of taxonomy, morphology, genetics, cytology and plant breeding is essential. For good reading material it is essential for systematic pomologists to use information of the associated sciences with appropriate explanations and applications. The present work provides elementary knowledge to the students who have started studying systematic pomology and covers: Introduction (three sub-heads) presents the more academic elements of taxonomy related to the theories, hypothesis, basic principles pre-requisite of systematics which are required for a minimum working knowledge of systematic pomology. The detail regarding general origin and distribution, flower and fruit structure is given so that students with this background knowledge are in a position to cope with problems related both to varietal descriptions and testing. Significance of systematic pomology to varietal improvement, new variety sources and methods of synthesis are detailed. The section 1-4 comprises of systematic enumeration of 58 fruits, discussed under the heads of tropical and subtropical, small fruits, nut fruits and temperate fruits. Each crop covers in detail the historical background, origin, distribution and uses, pomological traits of fruit, important species and cultivars and line drawings of flowers and fruits structures. List of cultivars is restricted to popular cultivars as the cultivation status is ever changing. The glossary and annexures are designed with thrust on clarity and brevity. The annexures provide detailed information of fruit crops, fruit types, genera, species and tribes, their number and status in fruit crop families. Botanical terms chart provides morphological description of leaf, floral structure and form, inflorescence root and rootstock for easily understanding by the readers."

Handbook of Environmental Physiology of Fruit Crops

Handbook of Environmental Physiology of Fruit Crops
Author: Bruce Schaffer,Peter C. Andersen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN 10: 1351442783
ISBN 13: 9781351442787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Environmental Physiology of Fruit Crops Book Review:

These exciting new companion handbooks are the only ones of their kind devoted solely to the effects of environmental variables on the physiology of the world's major fruit and nut crops. Their cosmopolitan scope includes chapters on tropical and temperate zone species written by scientists from several continents. The influence of environmental factors, such as irradiance, temperature, water and salinity on plant physiology and on vegetative and reproductive growth, is comprehensively discussed for each crop. In addition to being a thorough and up-to-date set of textbooks, the organzation of the two volumes makes them an excellent reference tool. Each chapter focuses on a single crop, or a group of genetically or horticulturally related crop, and is appropriately divided into subsections that address individual environmental factors. Some chapters emphasize whole-plant physiology and plant growth and development, while other chapters feature theoretical aspects of plant physiology. Several chapters provide botanical background discussions to enhance understanding of the crop's response to its environment.

Pests of Fruit Crops

Pests of Fruit Crops
Author: David V Alford
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1482254212
ISBN 13: 9781482254211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pests of Fruit Crops Book Review:

Pests of Fruit Crops: A Colour Handbook, Second Edition provides an up-to-date illustrated account of the various pests of fruit crops throughout Europe, many of which (or their close relatives) are also present in non-European countries. In fact, several pose problems on fruit crops worldwide. This authoritative book focuses on insect and mite pes

Production Technology of Fruit Crops in Wasteland

Production Technology of Fruit Crops in Wasteland
Author: S. Singh,M.R. Choudhary
Publsiher: Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 9387869083
ISBN 13: 9789387869080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Production Technology of Fruit Crops in Wasteland Book Review:

This book includes comprehensive, latest and balanced information about waste lands, selection of fruit crops for waste lands and development through fruit cultivation in its first and second chapters. The third to twenty eighth chapters cover the scientific horticultural practices of growing fruit crops in the waste lands. These chapters give a detailed information about different aspects including origin, distribution, importance, soil and climatic conditions, propagation techniques, varieties, cultivation practices, crop protection measures, harvesting and post harvest management of different fruit crops for tropical, subtropical, arid and semi-arid areas. Appendices provide concise information about classification, edible part, propagation methods and nutritive values of different fruits. This book intends to serve the needs of students, extension workers, researchers and planners, as well.

Diseases of Fruit Crops in Australia

Diseases of Fruit Crops in Australia
Author: Tony Cooke,Denis Persley,Susan House
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2009-11-10
ISBN 10: 0643069712
ISBN 13: 9780643069718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diseases of Fruit Crops in Australia Book Review:

Comprehensive coverage of important diseases affecting the broad range of fruit crops grown in Australia.

Diseases of Fruit Crops

Diseases of Fruit Crops
Author: R. S. Singh
Publsiher: Science Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89075824284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diseases of Fruit Crops Book Review:

This volume provides a description of symptoms of diseases, and of the identification and description of pathogens associated with the diseases from different parts of the world. The relationship of the diseases with the local environment and approaches to management, particularly non-chemical (where possible) is also covered. A comprehensive account of economically important diseases of major fruit trees and fruits of the subtropical regions, including the temperate climate areas of these regions, is provided.

Tissue Culture as a Plant Production System for Horticultural Crops

Tissue Culture as a Plant Production System for Horticultural Crops
Author: Richard H. Zimmerman,Robert J. Griesbach,Freddi A. Hammerschlag,R.H. Lawson
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 371
Release: 1986-07-31
ISBN 10: 9789024733781
ISBN 13: 9024733782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tissue Culture as a Plant Production System for Horticultural Crops Book Review:

Conference on Tissue Culture as a Plant Production System for Horticultural Crops, Beltsville, MD, October 20-23, 1985

Temperate Fruit Crop Breeding

Temperate Fruit Crop Breeding
Author: Jim F. Hancock
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2008-02-21
ISBN 10: 9781402069079
ISBN 13: 1402069073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Temperate Fruit Crop Breeding Book Review:

This book fully integrates the conventional and biotechnological approaches to fruit crop breeding. Individual chapters are written on a wide variety of species covering all the major fruit crops in one volume. For each crop, there is a discussion of their taxonomy and evolution, history of improvement, crossing techniques, evaluation methods, and heritability of major traits and germplasm resources. Also discussed are the most recent advances in genetic mapping and QTL (quantitative trait loci) analysis, marker assisted breeding, gene cloning, gene expression analysis, regeneration and transformation. Patenting and licensing issues are also covered.

Integrated Management of Fruit Crops and Forest Nematodes

Integrated Management of Fruit Crops and Forest Nematodes
Author: Aurelio Ciancio,K.G. Mukerji
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2009-03-15
ISBN 10: 1402098588
ISBN 13: 9781402098581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Management of Fruit Crops and Forest Nematodes Book Review:

This series originated during a visit of prof. K. G. Mukerji to the CNR Plant Protection Institute at Bari, Italy, in November 2005. Both editors convened to produce a series of five volumes focusing, in a multi-disciplinary approach, on recent advances and achievements in the practice of crop protection and integrated pest and disease management. This fourth Volume deals with management of nematodes parasitic of tree crops, and includes a section on tropical fruit crops and commodities, as well as a second section on tree crops from more temperate areas. The latter also includes a chapter updating the current knowledge about the pine wood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus. Volume 4 flanks Volume 2 of this IMPD series, which focused on management of vegetable and grain crops nematodes. Nematodes are a very successful, diversified and specialised animal group, present in nature in any ecological niche. Among nematode species, only a reduced number feeds on plants, of which a few species cause severe economic impacts on crop productions. Plant parasitic nematodes represent an important concern for a broad range of agricultural productions and systems, worldwide. This statement explains the attention devoted in last decades to nematodes, and the research and technical efforts invested for their control.

Diseases of Tropical Fruit Crops

Diseases of Tropical Fruit Crops
Author: Randy C. Ploetz
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 527
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780851999753
ISBN 13: 0851999751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diseases of Tropical Fruit Crops Book Review:

Annotation. Comprehensive information on diseases of the most important tropical fruit cropsChapters are devoted to a single or, in some cases, a related group of host plantsThe history, distribution, importance, symptoms, aetiology, epidemiology and management of diseases of each crop are described in detailThis book offers a comprehensive review of diseases of important tropical and some subtropical fruit crops. The history, distribution, importance, etiology, epidemiology and control of diseases of each host crop are covered, along with brief summaries on the taxonomy, origins and characteristics of each host. Additional information is given on the biology and pathology of the causal agents and on new advances that change or otherwise enhance our understanding of the nature and cause of these diseases. Plant pathologists, plantation and nursery managers, lecturers and those who are involved in tropical agriculture and horticulture will find this an essential reference.

Second Regional Workshop on Tropical Fruit Crops papaya pineapple and mango

Second Regional Workshop on Tropical Fruit Crops  papaya  pineapple and mango
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: IICA Biblioteca Venezuela
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Underutilized and Underexploited Horticultural Crops Vol 03

Underutilized and Underexploited Horticultural Crops  Vol 03
Author: K.V. Peter
Publsiher: New India Publishing
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2008-06-02
ISBN 10: 9788189422851
ISBN 13: 8189422855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Underutilized and Underexploited Horticultural Crops Vol 03 Book Review:

The series Underutilized and Underexploited Horticultural Crops are reviewed in several science journals for its uniqueness and richness in content and botanical information. Enlarging the food base and food basket along with validated information on plants for industry, dyes, timber, energy and medicine is the core theme of the series. The third volume has 25 chapters written by 46 scientists from UK, Mexico, Spain, India, USA, Turkey and Nigeria. The crops covered are atuna, African de bolita, capers and caper plants, kair, natural dye plants, plants used for dye sources, underutilized wild edible fruits of Kerala, bael, carambola, tropical plum, citrus, fig, guava, star gooseberry, hog-plum, underutilized leaf vegetables of sub-Himalayan terai region, underutilized vegetables of Tripura, agathi and chekkurmanis, celosia, colocasia, edible begonias, kangkong, underutilized palms, Atuna and African de bolita are new crops to Indian readeNatural dyes are attaining significant commercial importance in view of the negative effects of synthetic dyes which are allergic and in a few cases carcinogenic. Underutilized fruits like bael, carambola, tropical plum, fig, star gooseberry and hog-plum are receiving attention in view of their wider adaptability and suitability to grow under conditions of stress. Underexploited leaf vegetables like agathi, chekkurmanis, celosia, edible begonias and kangkong have been given prominence. Prof.Ghillean T Prance, FRS has contributed the chapter on Atuna. The Editor is Dr K V Peter Former Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University.

Fruit Crops

Fruit Crops
Author: K. L. Chadha,O. P. Pareek
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 514
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9788185048192
ISBN 13: 8185048193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fruit Crops Book Review:

Suitable for the professional and layman alike, this work includes a chapter that gives an objective treatment of the subject.

Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops

Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops
Author: Norman Franklin Childers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 907
Release: 1954
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924000468193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biodiversity in Horticultural Crops

Biodiversity in Horticultural Crops
Author: K. V. Peter,Z. Abraham
Publsiher: Daya Books
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9788170354901
ISBN 13: 8170354900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity in Horticultural Crops Book Review:

Among the natural resources, plant biodiversity is the key to human existence and survival. Horticultural crops contribute to nutritional and livelihood security. Mankind depends on near about 5000 plant species worldwide to meet food and other needs. This number is just a fraction of total world flora of 2.5 lakh species of mosses, ferns, conifers and flowering plants. More than 50,000 plant species are meeting the food (calories) needs of human world wide. There is still greater dependence on a few plant species; 20 to 30 in global context. Horticultural crops encompass fruit crops, vegetables, ornamentals, plantation crops, spices, aromatic and medicinal plants, tuber crops and mushrooms. Temperate, subtropical and tropical horticultural crops are characterized by their adoption to varying ecology and land use patterns. The present volume Biodiversity in Horticultural Crops has 18 chapters contributed by eminent scientists working in the respective crops. Biodiversity is conceived as gift of nature for sustainability, nutritional security and above all to widen the food basket. Man lives not for food alone, but to enjoy nature s gift-fruits, vegetables, flowering plants, foliages and so on. Genes for desirable traits are embedded in biodiversity and as such the present the volume thrown open horticultural bioresources to human benefit. The present volume emphasis current and widely grown horticultural crops in India in all its biodiversity. The volume is edited by Dr K V Peter, Former Vice-Chancellor and current Professor of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University. As vegetable breeder at G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar he surveyed, collected, documented and conserved working germplasm of tomato, brinjal and chili. During 1991-1998, as Director, Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut, he facilitated establishment of worlds largest collection of black pepper germ plasm. Working collections of cardamom, ginger, turmeric, nutmeg, clove, allspice and vanill were also felicitated to be organized. He also co-authored descriptors of black pepper and cardamom published by IPGRI, Rome. Contents Chapter 1: Conservation and Use of Tropical Fruit Species Diversity in Asia: IPGRI s Contributions by Bhag Mal, V Ramanatha Rao, R K Arora and Percy E Sajise; Chapter 2: Temperate Fruit Crops by A Sofi, M K Verma, R K Verma and H Choudhary; Chapter 3: Tropical Fruits by G S Prakash and M R Dinesh; Chapter 4: The Genus Musa (Banana and Plantains) by S Uma and S Sathiamoorthy; Chapter 5: Temperate and Subtropical Vegetables by D Ram, Mathura Rai and Major Singh; Chapter 6: Tropical Vegetable Crops by K R M Swamy and A T Sadashiva; Chapter 7: Tropical Tuber Crops by M S Palaniswami and Shirly Raichal Anil; Chapter 8: Orchids of Western Ghats, India by C Sathish Kumar and S Ganeshan; Chapter 9: Conservation of Spices Genetic Resources through in vitro Conservation and Cryopreservation by K Nirmal Babu, S P Geetha, D Minoor, G Yamuna, K Praveen, P N Ravindran and K V Peter; Chapter 10: Black Pepper by V A Parthasarathy, K V Saji and K Johnson George; Chapter 11: Ginger and Turmeric by B Sasikumar; Chapter 12: Tree Spices by B Krishnamoorthy, J Rema and P A Mathew; Chapter 13: Cardamoms by J Thomas, K J Madhusoodanan and V V Radhakrishnan; Chapter 14: Large Cardamom (Amomum subulatum Roxb.) by M R Sudharshan and U Gupta; Chapter 15: Kokum, Malabar Tamarind and Mysore Gamboge by Z Abraham and R Senthilkumar; Chapter 16: Seed Spices by S K Malhotra and B B Vashishtha; Chapter 17: Cashew by M Gangadhara Nayak and M Gopalakrishna Bhat; Chapter 18: Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) by Y Annamma Varghese and Saji T Abraham.

Underutilized and Underexploited Horticultural Crops

Underutilized and Underexploited Horticultural Crops
Author: K.V. Peter
Publsiher: New India Publishing
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2008-01-15
ISBN 10: 9788189422905
ISBN 13: 8189422901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Underutilized and Underexploited Horticultural Crops Book Review:

There Is Global Concern On Shrinking Food Base Depending On A Meager Three Crops-Wheat, Rice And Maize-.New Crops Are To Be Encouraged To Fit Into The Changing Food Habits, Life Styles And Above All Climate Change. Underutilized Horticultural Crops Are Getting Attention World Around. The High Impact Journal Hortscience Reviewed Vol. Ii Underutilized And Underexploited Horticultural Crops And Reported Its Global Value. The Series Projects The Nutritional Values, Ecological Compatibility, Fitness To Ecological Niches And Above All Optimum Uses Of Natural Resources Like Water, Energy, Space And Time. Volume 4 Deals With Edible Plant Foods In Africa, African Leafy Vegetables, Amaranths, Chilies, Annual Drumstick, Clove Bean, Cluster Bean, Curry Leaf, Ivy Gourd, Snap Melon, Sweet Gourd, Teasles Gourd, Tree Borne Vegetables, Fruits Of North Eastern Region, Dragon Fruit, Wood Apple, Strobilanthes, Seed Spices, Yam Bean And Trees For Energy. Twenty Chapters In The 4Th Volume Are Compiled By The Eminent Scientists In The Respective Crops. The Volume 4 Envisages A World Free From Hunger And Under Nutrition And Full Of Health And Wellness.

Biotechnology for Fruit Crop Improvement

Biotechnology for Fruit Crop Improvement
Author: Emerson Benjamin
Publsiher: Scientific e-Resources
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-09-06
ISBN 10: 1839471816
ISBN 13: 9781839471810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnology for Fruit Crop Improvement Book Review:

The present book is a comprehensive, easy-to-use illustrated reference that provides essential facts on the world's top fruit crops. It attempts to describe the significant features of many of them including listing important cultivars and plant material together with principal growing concerns. Biotechnology is generally a technique that is used to modify the products of living organisms with the help of cell and tissue culture, molecular biology, to generate unique organisms with new traits. An overview of advances in biotechnology for fruit crop improvement is presented. Biotechnologies include: in vitro regeneration, embryo rescue, somaclonal variation, haploid, protoplast fusion, non-morphological markers, in vitro conservation of germplasm and recombinant DNA technology or genetic engineering. Novel strategies emanating from these new technologies offer tremendous potential to overcome some of the limitations of sexual hybridization. The application of biotechnology to fruit crops are discussed with an emphasis on limitations of conventional improvement methods and possible biotechnological resolutions. The present study gives us a wonderful panorama about the knowledge of biotechnology being used for the benefit of mankind, not only in India but also the world over, in one way or the other. The feature of this study lies in the balanced coverage of all the advancement of biotechnology. Keeping this in mind the present book has been shaped on various aspects of canopy management of biotechnology and fruit crops. This book covers all important fruits of temperate, tropical and sub-tropical.

Introduction to Fruit Crops

Introduction to Fruit Crops
Author: Mark Rieger
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2007-01-16
ISBN 10: 9781560221722
ISBN 13: 1560221720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Fruit Crops Book Review:

Find vital facts and information on a wide range of fruit crops—without having to read the entire chapter! Introduction to Fruit Crops combines an easy-to-use format with a complete review of essential facts about the world’s top fruit crops, making this both the premiere introductory textbook for students AND a superior reference book for avid gardeners, country agents, and horticulture educators. Each fruit is studied and clearly explained through its taxonomy, origin, history of cultivation, production, botanical description, optimum soil and climate, harvesting, and post-harvest handling. The book provides a comprehensive introductory section on fruit culture and, in following chapters, a standard outline for each crop to allow readers to find facts rapidly without having to read the entire chapter. This invaluable text includes detailed references and reading lists, making this a perfect addition for reference in university libraries. Pomology, the branch of botany that studies the cultivation of fruits, has unique facts and features not found in the studies of other cultivated crops. Introduction to Fruit Crops takes these unique pomological concepts and important facts about the most popular cultivated fruits of the world and presents them in a consistent reader-friendly format that is readily understandable to beginning students. Professionals in the plant or agriculture sciences will find this text to be a powerful reference tool to answer their questions and find facts quickly and easily. Other issues explored include preventative measures from pests and diseases and practical cultivation strategies to best encourage maximum yield for each crop. Tables, graphs, and a multitude of color photographs assist readers to completely understand crucial information and the various stages of fruit growth for each crop. A detailed appendix explains common names, scientific names, and families of fruit crops. Another appendix presents conversion factors used in the text. A glossary helps beginners by clearly explaining common terms used in fruit crop study. Introduction to Fruit Crops includes information on: scientific names folklore medicinal properties non-food usage production botanical description plant morphology pollination soils climate propagation rootstocks planting design, training, and pruning pest problems—including weeds, insects, mites, and diseases harvest and postharvest handling food uses Some of the crops described include: African oil palm banana orange grape apple coconut coffee strawberry nuts olives and many, many others! This one text provides an extensive, easily understandable overview of the processes for growing healthy fruit in today’s world for beginners and is a valuable desk reference for plant science professionals of all types.