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The Biology of Horticulture: An Introductory Textbook

By: John E Preece (Author), Paul E Read (Author)

514 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Jan 2005 | Edition: 2 | #151372 | ISBN: 0471465798
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NHBS Price: £181.99 $231/€214 approx

About this book

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.


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
16. Plant Pests and Other Problems

Appendix
Glossary
Index


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