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Cutting Propagation: A Guide to Propagating and Producing Floriculture Crops

Cutting Propagation: A Guide to Propagating and Producing Floriculture Crops

by John M. Dole, James L. Gibson


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The latest techniques for propagating crops with terminal, stem, and leaf/stem cuttings are the focus of this horticulture handbook. All the bases are covered—propagation basics, stock plant management, media, temperature, light, nutrition, plant growth regulators, insect and disease management, equipment, and postharvest handling. From these general subjects, the editors focus in on specifics for scores of specialty bedding plants, perennials, specialty cut flowers, and foliage plants. Then they zoom in even closer, covering more than 60 important floriculture crops in detail so propagators and growers can provide high-quality cuttings and young plants to the market.

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ISBN-13: 9781883052485
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2006
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

John M. Dole is a professor of floriculture at North Carolina State University–Raleigh and the coauthor of Butterflies of Oklahoma, Kansas, and North Texas and Floriculture. He is the recipient of the Allan M. Armitage and Outstanding Service Awards from the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. James L. Gibson is an assistant professor of nursery production and management at University of Florida–Milton. He is the recipient of the 2005 West Florida Research and Education Center Faculty of the Year Award, the 2003 American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Extension Materials Award, the Southern Region ASHS Extension Award, and the 2002 John Carew Memorial Floriculture Industry Research and Scholarship Trust. He lives in Milton, Florida.

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