Hugh Harries - Tropical Tree Crops Agronomist
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2006 onwards (retired)
Coconuts in the Americas. (in press; with Clement, Zizumbo-Villarreal, Brown, Ward & Alves-Pereira)
Germination Rate is the Significant Characteristic Determining Coconut Palm Diversity (2012) on-line
Key to coconut cultivation on the Pacific coast of America: the Manila-Acapulco galleon route (1565-1815) (2012).
Growth and production of coconut, in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. UNESCO (with Adkins & Foale, 2010).
Farm and Forestry Production and Marketing Profile for Coconut (with Foale, 2009)
Coconut water: a drop in the ocean - nothing more important. EUNOPS 9, Kew (2009).
Learning to Live with Lethal Yellowing: Part I – The Ever Present Threat & Part 2 – Three Action Strategies. APCC (2009)
Coconut, Handbook of Plant Breeding (with Perera & Bandaranayake (2009)
Coconut lethal yellowing, CABI (with Seemüller, 2009)
Cocos nucifera in The Encyclopedia of Fruit and Nuts (with Paull, 2008).
Palm literature book review, for International Palm Society (2007)
Relationships among Mexican and Imported coconut ecotypes (with Zizumbo-Villarreal, Ruiz-Rodriguez & Colunga-GarcíaMarín (2006)
2003-2005 Honorary Research Associate (Herbarium), Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
short-term consultancy on coconut production in Cuba (2005)
Cocos in International Symposium on the Biology of the Palm Family. Linnean Society & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (2005)
The Gulf Stream coconut (with Baker, 2005)
The vector: of coconut Lethal Yellowing (with Ogle, 2005).
Ancestry of coconut palm populations on Pacific islands (with Baudouin & Cardeña, 2004)
Fun made the fair coconut shy (2004).
Pollination in coconut palm (with Meléndez-Ramírez, Parra-Tabla, Kevan, Ramírez-Morillo, Fernández-Barrera & Zizumbo-Villareal,2004)
1997-98 – independent short-term consultancies.
Date palm and frankincense in Somalia (1997); coconut improvement in the South Pacific (1998); cashew & coconut in Tanzania (1997 & 1998)
1988-89 – independent short-term consultancies.
Coconut and date palm in Oman (1988 & 89); date palm in Djibouti (1989); oil palm in Papua New Guinea (1989); coconut in Costa Rica, Indonesia, Mexico, PNG & Tanzania (1988-89)
1962-67 – tomato breeder, Glasshouse Crops Research Institute (for States of Guernsey).
The use of disease resistance in glasshouse tomato NAAS Quarterly Review 81, 19-26 (with Pelham & Smith (1968) .
Tomato plant habit mutants in relation to crop production Rep. GCRI 1967,125-130. (1968).
Breeding tomato varieties resistant to Fusarium and Verticillium wilts; a progress report. Rep. GCRI 1964 115-124. (1965)