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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Breeding Apple Rootstocks Tolerant to Abiotic Stresses and Resistant to Pests and Diseases

Location: Plant Genetic Resources

Title: Introduction

Authors
item Robinson, Terence -
item Brown, Susan -
item Fazio, Gennaro
item Aldwinckle, Herbert -

Submitted to: Compendium of Apple and Pear Diseases and Pests, second edition
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: June 15, 2013
Publication Date: January 15, 2014
Citation: Robinson, T., Brown, S., Fazio, G., Aldwinckle, H. 2014. Introduction. Compendium of Apple and Pear Diseases and Pests. 2nd ed. Minnesota, APS Press. pp. 1-7.

Technical Abstract: The introduction to the second edition of the Compendium of Apple and Pear Diseases contains a general description of genus and species of commercial importance, some general information about growth and fruiting habits as well as recent production statistics. A general description of major scion cultivars, production methods, disease resistance is discussed. Apple and pear rootstocks, their origin, cultivation, production methods and susceptibility or resistance to diseases are discussed to introduce the more in depth treaties contained in this book about specific diseases that affect these important world fruit crops.

Last Modified: 10/1/2014
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