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Advances and challenges in sustainable peach production

Code: 9781838798086
Luca Corelli Grappadelli, Brunella Morandi and Luigi Manfrini, University of Bologna, Italy; and Pasquale Losciale, University of Bari, Italy

Chapter synopsis: By adopting precise management techniques, growers can reduce the environmental impact of fruit growing, without sacrificing quality and yields, while maintaining income. This chapter discusses how improvements in sustainable peach production can be achieved by an interaction among quite varied disciplines. The chapter describes the importance of vascular flows to peach fruit growth and focuses on the significance of photosynthesis as the engine of productivity in peach production. The chapter considers the adoption of precision fruit growing, and provides a case study. Finally, the chapter looks ahead to future research trends in this area.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2018.0040.16
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Peach fruit growth and vascular flows 3 Photosynthesis: the engine of productivity 4 Precision fruit growing applications 5 Case study 6 Conclusion and future trends 7 Where to look for further information 8 References

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