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Date Palm Genetic Resources and Utilization: Volume 2: Asia by Jameel M. Al-Khayri, Shri Mohan Jain, Dennis V. Johnson

By Jameel M. Al-Khayri, Shri Mohan Jain, Dennis V. Johnson

This vital 2-volume reference booklet is the 1st accomplished source reflecting the present worldwide prestige and clients of date palm cultivation by way of kingdom. This quantity covers Asia and Europe. The Asian international locations integrated are: Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Pakistan, Oman, Yemen, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Syria, Palestine and India. Europe is represented through Spain. themes mentioned are: cultivation practices; genetic assets and breeding; conservation and germplasm banks; cultivar category and identity according to morphological and molecular markers; micropropagation and growth towards scale-up creation; and advances in dates processing and advertising. Chapters are supported by means of tables and colour photos. Appendixes summarize characteristics and distribution of significant cultivars, advertisement assets of offshoots and in vitro vegetation; and associations and clinical societies thinking about date palm.

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Respectively. 28 a S. Hajian and Z. Hamidi-Esfahani b Fig. 6 Symptoms of date palm fading disorder on bunches of cvs. (a) Khasoui and (b) Mozafti a b Fig. 7 Covering of bunches with aluminum foil (a) and wicker baskets (b) This disorder has been observed mostly on soft fruit cultivars during the mid-ripening stage. Sudden wilting of the fruits that finally leads to fruit and bunch drying which are the most important symptoms of this disorder (Fig. 6). The disorder takes place so fast (1–2 weeks) usually at khalal stage (Pezhman 2002).

South Khorasan 8. Isfahan 9. Yazd 10. Kermanshah 11. Eilam 12. Kohgiluie & Boier Ahmad 7 9 6 12 2 3 5 1 4 13. Semnan Fig. 3 million USD >400 cultivars World rank 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st Source: FAOSTAT (2014b) More than 400 date palm cultivars, among some 3,000 named worldwide, are found in Iran; therefore it occupies the first position in the global date palm gene pool (Zaid and de Wet 2002). In 2011, Iran produced 1,016,608 mt of fresh dates from 154,274 ha harvested; it was the third largest world date-producing country after Egypt and Saudi Arabia (FAOSTAT 2014b).

3 million USD >400 cultivars World rank 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st Source: FAOSTAT (2014b) More than 400 date palm cultivars, among some 3,000 named worldwide, are found in Iran; therefore it occupies the first position in the global date palm gene pool (Zaid and de Wet 2002). In 2011, Iran produced 1,016,608 mt of fresh dates from 154,274 ha harvested; it was the third largest world date-producing country after Egypt and Saudi Arabia (FAOSTAT 2014b). 3 million (FAOSTAT 2014b). 1 reflects Iran’s standing as a world date producer.

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