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The Chestnut Handbook

Crop & Forest Management

Gabriele Beccaro Alberto Alma Giancarlo Bounous Jose Gomes-Laranjo



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CRC Press
02 December 2019
From Mediterranean Europe to Chile and from China to Australia, chestnut cultivation surface has greatly increased globally over the last several decades. The crop provides solid revenue to growers, is resilient to climate change and the fruits are a calorie-dense, carbohydrate-rich nut, the production of which improves soil and sequesters carbon. However, there is a great lack and a great need for technical information on management of old and new chestnut plantations.

The Chestnut Handbook 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.


* Offers practical, easy-to-follow, technical solutions for chestnut farming and forestry, provides ideas for present and future plantations and management * Contains more than 300 figures published in full color featuring original handmade drawings * Provides information about cultural practices, nursery techniques and ecosystem services * Includes a reference list of over 550 local and commercial cultivars of Chinese, Japanese, and European chestnut species and their hybrids * Presents important information on both major and minor pests and diseases as well as pest diseases and physiological disorders.

With the collaboration of more than 30 researchers from internationally renowned institutes, professionals and nurserymen this book serves as a technical reference and valuable resource for agronomists, forest experts, farmers, researchers and students of agricultural and forestry sciences.
Edited by:   Gabriele Beccaro, Alberto Alma, Giancarlo Bounous, Jose Gomes-Laranjo
Imprint:   CRC Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   758g
ISBN:   9781138334021
ISBN 10:   1138334022
Pages:   364
Publication Date:   02 December 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Preface Editors Contributors 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 Halcartegaray Rique, Marco Conedera, Jose Gomes-Laranjo, Dennis W. Fulbright, Sogo Nishio, UEmit Serdar, Feng Zou, and Elvio Bellini Chapter 4 Cultivars List and Breeding Isidoro Riondato, Burak Akyuz, Gabriele Beccaro, Jane Casey, Marco Conedera, Jean Coulie, Stephanos Diamandis, Jose Gomes-Laranjo, Sogo Nishio, Ana Ramos-Cabrer, UEmit Serdar, Feng Zou, Michele Warmund, Daniela Torello Marinoni, Santiago Pereira-Lorenzo, Rita Lourenco Costa, and Roberto Botta Chapter 5 Nursery Techniques Gabriele Beccaro, Giancarlo Bounous, Beatriz Cuenca, Michele Bounous, Michele Warmund, Huan Xiong, Li Zhang, Feng Zou, UEmit Serdar, Burak Akyuz, Maria Gabriella Mellano, and Rita Lourenco Costa Chapter 6 Orchard Management Gabriele Beccaro, Giancarlo Bounous, Jose 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 Halcartegaray Rique 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 Cecile Robin Chapter 12 Pests Chiara Ferracini Chapter 13 Pests, Diseases, and Physiological Disorders Vademecum Alberto Alma, Gabriele Beccaro, Chiara Ferracini, Paolo Gonthier, Cecile Robin, and UEmit Serdar

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

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