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Biology of Horticulture : Introductory Textbook

Biology of Horticulture : Introductory Textbook - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0471465799

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ISBN13: 978-0471465799
ISBN10: 0471465798
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 05
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No
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Biology of Horticulture : Introductory Textbook - 2ND 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471465799

John E. Preece and Paul E. Read

ISBN13: 978-0471465799
ISBN10: 0471465798
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 05
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

This comprehensive book provides a thorough scientific foundation on the growth and care of plants common to all horticultural commodities. Continuing in the tradition of the first edition, it incorporates the principles behind the techniques described in other ''how-to'' horticulture texts. By providing readers with a thorough grounding in the science of horticulture, it successfully prepares them for more specialized studies in nursery management, floriculture, landscaping, vegetable and fruit science.

Table of Contents

HORTICULTURAL BIOLOGY.

Plant Classification.
Plant Structure.
Plant Genotype.

THE AMBIENT ENVIRONMENT.

Light.
Temperature.

THE RHIZOSPHERE (ROOT ZONE).

Water.
Soils and Soil Management.
Mineral Nutrition.
Mulches.

PLANT GROWTH SUBSTANCES.

Plant Hormones.
Chemical Control of Plant Growth.

HORTICULTURAL PRACTICES.

Pruning.
Plant Propagation.
Postharvest Handling

PLANT PROBLEMS.

Plant Pests and Other Problems.
Appendix.
Glossary.
Index.

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