Principles of Horticulture

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Elsevier, Oct 22, 2013 - Gardening - 214 pages
Principles of Horticulture, Second Edition covers the various topics concerning plant cultivation for agricultural use. The book is comprised of 17 chapters that tackle the various areas of concerns in horticulture.
The coverage of the text includes the nurturing aspects of horticulture, including growth and development, genetics and breeding, and nutrition. The book also covers the various threats and problems encountered by horticulturists, such as pests, weeds, and harmful microorganisms.
The text will be of great use to researchers and practitioners of plant-related fields, such as botany, agriculture, and particularly horticulture.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Putting Horticulture in Context
1
Chapter 2 Plant Classification and Naming
7
Chapter 3 Plant Organization
11
Chapter 4 Water and Minerals in the Plant
17
Chapter 5 Plant Growth
23
Chapter 6 Plant Development
30
Chapter 7 Genetics and Plant Breeding
46
Chpter 8 Weeds
52
Chapter 11 Fungi Bacteria and Viruses
92
Chapter 12 Control Measures
108
Chapter 13 Soil as a Growing Medium
124
Chapter 14 Soil Water
142
Chapter 15 Soil Organic Matter
156
Chapter 16 Plant Nutrition
168
Chapter 17 Alternatives to Growing in the Soil
183
Index
195

Chapter 9 Large Pests
62
Chapter 10 Small Pests Soil Organisms and Bees
66

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