Pears: Cultivars, Production and Harvesting


Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003030

This book brings up-to-date information on different topics about the pear tree cultivation. The book was organized by Alberto Ramos Luz, Technologist in Fruit Crops, MD and PhD in Plant Production, specialist and lover of this culture. The chapters were written in collaboration with researchers and professors from Universities and Research Institutions of four different continents (South America, North America, Europe and Asia).

The book was divided in the following chapters:

1. Propagation and orchard establishment (Giacobbo et al.);

2. Traditional pear varieties in the east region of Republic of North Macedonia (Selamovska et al.);

3. An updated view on fertilization and pollination in European pears (Pyrus communis) (Goldway et al.);

4. Vegetative growth control (Pasa et al.);

5. Precocity production of pear trees grafted on high-vigor rootstocks (Almeida et al.);

6. Dormancy adaptation in pear trees grown under mild winter conditions in Brazil (Herter et al.);

7. Management techniques to increase yield of European pear trees grown in subtropical climate (Luz et al.); and

8. Water management based on precision agriculture for pears (Yamazaki and Miyakawa).

Basic content and more specific and in-depth content are presented such as a series of research results and experiences on behavior and management tools to grown pear trees in subtropical climate, warmer conditions of the traditionally cultivated areas, subject of world-wide interest in the face of the climatic changes that are occurring over the years.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Propagation and Orchard Establishment
(Clevison Luiz Giacobbo, PhD, Américo Wagner Júnior, PhD, Mateus da Silveira Pasa, PhD, and Bruno Carra, MD, Federal University of Fronteira Sul, Chapecó, SC, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 2. Traditional Pear Varieties in the East Region of Republic of North Macedonia
(Ana Selamovska, PhD, Elizabeta Miskoska-Milevska, PhD, and Katerina Nikolic, PhD, Institute of Agriculture, Saints Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, North Macedonia, and others)

Chapter 3. An Updated View on Fertilization and Pollination in European Pears (Pyrus communis)
(Martin Goldway, PhD, Amir Raz, PhD, Dan Gamrasni, PhD, and Raphael Abraham Stern, PhD, Galilee Research Institute, Kiryat Shmona, Israel, and others)

Chapter 4. Vegetative Growth Control
(Mateus da Silveira Pasa, PhD, Clevison Luiz Giacobbo, PhD, Bruno Carra, MD, Carina Pereira da Silva, PhD, Juliano Dutra Schmitz, PhD, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, MCAREC, Hood River, OR, US, and others)

Chapter 5. Precocity Production of Pear Trees Grafted on High-Vigor Rootstocks
(Gustavo Klamer de Almeida, PhD, Gilmar Arduino Bettio Marodin, PhD, and Alberto Ramos Luz, PhD, Department of Horticulture and Forestry, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 6. Dormancy Adaptation in Pear Trees Grown under Mild Winter Conditions in Brazil
(Flavio Gilberto Herter, PhD, Paulo Celso de Mello-Farias, PhD, Marcelo Barbosa Malgarim, PhD
Marines Batalha Moreno Kirinus, PhD, Robson Ryu Yamamoto, PhD, Ana Lúcia Soares Chaves, PhD, Fabiano Simões, PhD, Marcos Silveira Wrege, Department of Horticulture, Federal University of Pelotas
Pelotas, RS, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 7. Management Techniques to Increase Yield of European Pear Trees Grown in Subtropical Climate
(Alberto Ramos Luz, PhD, Fernanda Grimaldi, PhD, Tiago Afonso de Macedo, PhD, Antonio Felippe Fagherazzi, PhD, Mariana Mendes Fagherazzi, MD, Deivid Silva de Souza, MD, Guilherme Fontanella Sander, MD, Pricila Silva Santos, MD, Leo Rufato, PhD, Aike Anneliese Kretschmar, PhD, Department of Agronomy, Santa Catarina State University, Lages, SC, Brazil)

Chapter 8. Water Management Based on Precision Agriculture for Pears
(Tatsuya Yamazaki, PhD, and Kazuya Miyakawa, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, and others)

About the Editor



“The book reviews a broad theme linked to pear cultivation. The main emphasis is on aspects related to the adaptation of the pear trees to climatic conditions characterized by low chilling accumulation, as opposed to what occurs in the traditional production regions of this fruit. A select group of authors, through a broad spectrum of approach, focuses on this issue which is extremely important considering the background of global warming.” – Dr. Paulo Ricardo Dias de Oliveira, Researcher at Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Embrapa Grape and Wine, Bento Gonçalves, RS, Brazil

“The need for the improvement of cultivation techniques in areas that traditionally are explored and the expansion in the cultivation of pear trees in the tropics requires scientific directions. This work culminates the necessary information for the technical foundation to increase the production and the quality of pears.” – Dr. Rafael Pio, Professor at Federal University of Lavras, Department of Agriculture, Lavras, MG, Brazil


Fruit growers, researchers, professors, agronomists and other professionals in the field of agricultural sciences


Pyrus, rootstock, grafting compatibility, orchard density, training system, pear, traditional variety, fruit characteristics, east region of Macedonia, fertilization, pollination, Gametophytic Self-Incompatibility, S-RNase, Rosaceae, vigor control, orchard management, labor saving, high-density planting, shoot bending, girdling, chilling, mild winters, necrosis, abortion, agroclimatic zoning, water management, irrigation, machine learning, sensor, Structural Equation Model and plant growth regulator

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