Session 30 :Pomology
Pomology is a branch of botany that studies and cultivates fruits. Pomology is also known as fruticulture. Pomology is concerned with the study and research focusing mainly on the development, enhancement, cultivation and physiological studies of fruit trees. The goals of fruit tree improvement include enhancement of fruit quality, regulation of production periods, and reduction of production cost. One involved in the science of pomology is called a pomologist. An important focus of pomology was to research and review accounts of new varieties and to disseminate research findings to fruit growers and breeders through special publications and annual reports. The study of pomology has somewhat dwindled over the past century.