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Raspberry production and consumption is increasing steadily worldwide, and the potential health benefits of the fruit are becoming more widely known. Providing an international overview of the modern raspberry industry, this book covers North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It discusses all aspects of raspberry growing, including plant growth and development, cultivar description and selection, site selection and preparation (including soil and drainage), climate, pest control, irrigation, shipping, economics, harvesting and the marketing of the final product. Taking a global perspective, this book provides a comprehensive yet concise reference for all horticulture students, raspberry growers, producers and fruit industry personnel looking for the latest information in raspberry production.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845937911
Publisher: CAB International North America
Publication date: 05/28/2013
Series: Crop Production Science in Horticulture Series , #23
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Richard C. Funt is a Retired Consultant and Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University.

Harvey K. Hall is a consultant with Shekinah Berries Ltd., New Zealand.

Table of Contents

1. Raspberries
2. Growth and Development
3. Climatic Requirements
4. Site Selection
5. Cultivar Development and Selection
6. Nursery Production of Plants
7. Propagation
8. Site Preparation, Soil Management and Planting
9. Soil and Water Management
10. Pruning and Training
11. Pest and Disease Management
12. Crop Production
13. Post Harvest Physiology and Storage of Raspberries
14. Marketing
15. Raspberry Farm Management and Economics
16. World Raspberry Production and Marketing: Industry Changes from 1960-2010

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