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The Biology of Horticulture: An Introductory Textbook, 2nd Edition

The Biology of Horticulture: An Introductory Textbook, 2nd Edition

John E. Preece, Paul E. Read

ISBN: 978-0-471-46579-9

Jan 2005

528 pages

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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.

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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.

·     Many chapters have been updated to include the latest developments in Horticulture and Plant Science as they relate to an introductory course. 
·     A number of new illustrations have been added to reflect advances made in the field of Horticulture since the publication of the first edition. 
· Authoritative authorship.  The authors are well-known, well-published and well-respected in the area of Horticulture.
· Organized around scientific principles and basis for growing and caring for plants that is common to all horticulture commodities.
· Presentation of the most important and fundamental concepts of horticulture.  Also includes a number of applications using the principles learned
· Extensive art and illustration program to aid topic understanding and comprehension.