Dec 23, 2020
New book from experts about sweet cherry production available

A new book about sweet cherry production is available.

This new book provides comprehensive coverage of the history, genetic improvements, production physiology of growth and cropping, orchard establishment and management, and harvest considerations for sustainable cherry production.

Sweet cherries are a specialty crop, subject to significant production risks for growers, yet with high potential market returns due to strong consumer demand for the fruit’s intensely enjoyable flavor and nutraceutical benefits.

Written by a renowned team of experts, this book emphasizes the scientific principles underlying cherry production practices. It acts as a resource for a scientific foundational understanding of plant growth and cropping, providing the key to both reasoned choice of orchard practices and the solution of future problems.

Heavily illustrated and presented in full color throughout, “Sweet Cherries” is written with practical details and underlying physiological concepts for use by beginning and established fruit growers, consultants, and advisors, with a primary focus on fresh market sweet cherries, in addition to students and professionals in horticulture.

1: Introduction
2: Cherry Flowering, Fruiting, and Cultivars
3: Sweet Cherry Rootstocks
4: Planning a New Cherry Orchard
5: Orchard Establishment and Production
6: Sweet Cherry Pruning Fundamentals
7: Sweet Cherry Training Systems
8: Managing the Orchard Environment
9: Fruit Ripening and Harvest
10: Managing Orchard Pests
11: Managing Orchard Pathogens and Disorders
12: The Future of Cherry Production

Lynn Long is a retired Professor and an Extension Horticulturist, at Oregon State University.
Gregory Lang is a Professor of tree fruit physiology at Michigan State University and program leader for the stone fruit physiology laboratory.
Clive Kaiser is a Professor at Oregon State University and Interim Director of Hermiston Agricultural Research & Extension Center.

Get it here:

Published December 2020 by CABI, 978-1-7863-9828-4, Paperback

In the Americas, available from Stylus Publishing, US $60.00

In the UK and the rest of the world, from CABI, £45.00/ €50.00

Gregory Lang, a professor of tree fruit physiology at Michigan State University and program leader for the stone fruit physiology laboratory, is one of the authors of the new sweet cherry book. Photo: Gary Pullano

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