The Biology of Horticulture: An Introductory Textbook / Edition 2

The Biology of Horticulture: An Introductory Textbook / Edition 2

by John E. Preece, Paul E. Read
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471465798

ISBN-13: 9780471465799

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471465799
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: HORTICULTURAL BIOLOGY.

1. Introduction.

2. Plant Classification.

3. Plant Structure.

4. Plant Genotype.

PART II: THE AMBIENT ENVIRONMENT.

5. Light.

6. Temperature.

PART III: THE RHIZOSPHERE (ROOT ZONE).

7. Water.

8. Soils and Soil Management.

9. Mineral Nutrition.

10. Mulches.

PART IV: PLANT GROWTH SUBSTANCES.

11. Plant Hormones.

12. Chemical Control of Plant Growth.

PART V: HORTICULTURAL PRACTICES.

13. Pruning.

14. Plant Propagation.

15. Postharvest Handling

PART VI: PLANT PROBLEMS.

16. Plant Pests and Other Problems.

Appendix.

Glossary.

Index.

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