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Principles of Horticulture: Advanced

Textbook

By: Charles R Adams (Author), Mike P Early (Author), Jane Brook (Author), Katherine M Bamford (Author)

280 pages, colour illustrations

Routledge

Paperback | Sep 2014 | #212160 | ISBN-13: 9780415859097
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This colourful guide will explain the fundamentals of growing plants, whether you are taking a Level 3 RHS, City and Guilds or Edexcel course, are a grower or gardener in the industry, or are just a keen amateur. Written in a clear and accessible style, Principles of Horticulture: Advanced covers the principles that underpin plant production, the use of growing media and crop protection, but with reference also to the same practices in the garden or allotment. With highlighted definitions, key points, and illustrated in full colour, Principles of Horticulture: Advanced will be a useful companion as you progress in the study and practice of horticulture.


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Contents

1 Introduction
2 Climate and microclimates
3 Classification and nomenclature
4 Cells and tissues
5 Reproduction
6 Growth
7 Transport
8 Development
9 Seed and vegetative propagation
10 Development of soils
11 Physical properties of soil
12 Soil water management
13 Plant nutrition
14 Organic matter in horticulture
15 Weeds
16 Pests
17 Diseases
18 Plant health management


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