Biology of Horticulture An Introductory Textbook

ISBN-10: 0471465798
ISBN-13: 9780471465799
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $176.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/13/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

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.

Partial table of contents
Horticultural Biology
Plant Classification
Plant Structure
The Ambient Environment
Light
Temperature
The Rhizosphere (Root Zone)
Soils and Soil Management
Mineral Nutrition
Plant Growth Substances
Plant Hormones
Chemical Control of Plant Growth
Horticultural Practices
Pruning
Plant Propagation
Plant Problems
Plant Pests and Other Problems
Appendix
Glossary
Index

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