The Chestnut Handbook: Crop & Forest Management, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Chestnut Handbook

Crop & Forest Management, 1st Edition

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

CRC Press

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

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Hardback: 9781138334021
pub: 2019-11-27
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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

1. History 2. Botany, anatomy and nut composition 3. Distribution, marketing and trade 4. Cultivars list and breeding 5. Nursery techniques. 6. Orchard establishment and management 7. Chestnut farming with Chinese, Japanese and Eurojapanese hybrid cultivars 8. European chestnut traditional and high density orchards 9. Postharvest handling 10. Coppice and forest management 11. Diseases 12. Pests 13. Pests, diseases and physiological disorders symptoms and control vade mecum

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