Location: Plant Genetic Resources ResearchTitle: Introduction Author
Submitted to: Compendium of Apple and Pear Diseases and Pests, second edition
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/15/2013
Publication Date: 1/15/2014
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. Interpretive Summary:
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.