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The Chestnut Handbook

Crop & Forest Management, 1st Edition

Edited by Gabriele Beccaro, Alberto Alma, Giancarlo Bounous, Jose Gomes-Laranjo

CRC Press

364 pages | 202 Color Illus. | 80 B/W Illus.

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Chestnut Management and Production shares achievements in chestnut development and cultivation including information on sustainable planning and management of chestnut production from nursery to plantation, entomology, pathology, and ecosystem services. Cultivation techniques of Chinese, Japanese, and European chestnut species including hybrids are described containing information on over 550 local and commercial cultivars. Beautiful original handmade drawings and technical sheets facilitate accessibility and comprehension of information.

Table of Contents




Chapter 1 History: Growing and Using the Chestnut in the World from Past to PresentGiancarlo Bounous and Gabriele Beccaro

Chapter 2 Botany, Anatomy, and Nut Composition

Gabriele Beccaro, Giancarlo Bounous, Marta De Biaggi, Dario Donno, Daniela Torello Marinoni, Feng Zou, and Maria Gabriella Mellano

Chapter 3 Distribution, Marketing, and Trade

Marta De Biaggi, Gabriele Beccaro, Jane Casey, Pedro Halçartegaray Riqué, Marco Conedera, José Gomes-Laranjo, Dennis W. Fulbright, Sogo Nishio, Ümit Serdar, Feng Zou, and Elvio Bellini

Chapter 4 Cultivars List and Breeding

Isidoro Riondato, Burak Akyüz, Gabriele Beccaro, Jane Casey, Marco Conedera, Jean Coulié, Stephanos Diamandis, José Gomes-Laranjo, Sogo Nishio, Ana Ramos-Cabrer, Ümit Serdar, Feng Zou, Michele Warmund, Daniela Torello Marinoni, Santiago Pereira-Lorenzo, Rita Lourenço Costa, and Roberto Botta

Chapter 5 Nursery Techniques

Gabriele Beccaro, Giancarlo Bounous, Beatriz Cuenca, Michele Bounous, Michele Warmund, Huan Xiong, Li Zhang, Feng Zou, Ümit Serdar, Burak Akyüz, Maria Gabriella Mellano, and Rita Lourenço Costa

Chapter 6 Orchard Management

Gabriele Beccaro, Giancarlo Bounous, José Gomes-Laranjo, Michele Warmund, and Jane Casey

Chapter 7 Chestnut Farming with Chinese, Japanese, and Eurojapanese Hybrid Cultivars

Feng Zou, Sogo Nishio, Michele Warmund, Gabriele Beccaro, Giancarlo Bounous, and Michele Bounous

Chapter 8 European Chestnut Traditional and High-Density Orchards

Gabriele Beccaro, Giancarlo Bounous, Giulia Tessa, and Pedro Halçartegaray Riqué

Chapter 9 Postharvest Handling

Fabio Mencarelli and Andrea Vannini

Chapter 10 Coppice Woodlands and Chestnut Wood Technology

Maria Chiara Manetti, Enrico Marcolin, Mario Pividori, Roberto Zanuttini, and Marco Conedera

Chapter 11 Diseases

Paolo Gonthier and Cécile Robin

Chapter 12 Pests

Chiara Ferracini

Chapter 13 Pests, Diseases, and Physiological Disorders Vademecum

Alberto Alma, Gabriele Beccaro, Chiara Ferracini, Paolo Gonthier, Cécile Robin, and Ümit Serdar

About the Editors

Gabriele Loris Beccaro is associate professor of General Arboriculture at the Department of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences of the University of Torino (Italy).

Alberto Alma is full professor of Entomology at the Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, University of Torino.

Giancarlo Bounous is currently Liaison Leader, Subnetwork on Chestnut, within the framework of the FAO/CIHEAM Inter-regional Cooperative Research Network on Nuts.

José Gomes-Laranjo is associate professor of Plant Physiology at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (Portugal).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General