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Sep. 01, 2003

Citrus Production: A Manual for Asian Farmers

This manual provides low-cost technology suitable for small-scale Asian farms. The system of orchard management it recommends has proved highly successful on small farms in Vietnam, Taiwan and other Asian countries with warm, humid climates, where citrus orchards are under heavy pressure from pests and diseases. It follows an integrated approach that begins with layout and design, and continues with good soil and water management, as well as pest control. Constant monitoring allows growers to apply prophylactic sprays at an early stage of pest buildup. This helps to suppress pest populations in a way which makes minimum use of pesticides. Good pruning and canopy management are important for sprays to be effective. Systems of health management are aimed at minimizing pest and disease damage at an affordable cost.

Table of Contents

Postharvest Handling of Citrus
Postharvest Handling of Citrus
Health Management for Citrus Orchards
Health Management for Citrus Orchards
Important Pests of Citrus in Asia
Important Pests of Citrus in Asia
Major Diseases of Citrus in Asia
Major Diseases of Citrus in Asia
Design of the Citrus Orchard
Planting the Citrus Orchard
Soil Management for Citrus Orchards
Training and Pruning the Citrus Trees
Water Management for Citrus Orchards
Citrus Nursery Trees Grown in Containers
Fertilizer Management for Citrus Orchards

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