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Horticulture- Principles and Practices (4th ed)

George Acquaah 
Pearson Education  2008  



Hardback  816 pages  ISBN 9780131592476      £67.00

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Now in its fourth edition, Horticulture: Principles and Practices continues to explore horticulture as a science, an art, and a business, meeting the practical information needs of everyone involved in the discipline - from the small urban gardener/hobbyist to the large-scale producer. Hailed by many as the leading text of its kind and the best introductory horticulture book available today, this new edition is completely updated to include the latest developments and newest technologies. New features include two sets of sixteen-page color inserts, over 150 new photos, and Industry Highlights provided by twelve horticulture experts. The color inserts are directly and effectively tied to the text and are referenced throughout.

Contents

I. THE UNDERLYING SCIENCE. 1. What Is Horticulture? 2. Classifying and Naming Horticultural Products. 3. Plant Anatomy. 4. Plant Growth Environment. 5. Plant Physiology. 6. Breeding Horticultural Plants

II. PROTECTING HORTICULTURAL PLANTS. 7. Biological Enemies of Horticultural Plants. 8. Principles and Methods of Disease and Pest Control.

III. PROPAGATING HORTICULTURAL PLANTS. 9. Sexual Propagation. 10. Asexual Propagation.

IV. GROWING PLANTS INDOORS. 11. Growing Houseplants. 12. Controlled-Environment Horticulture. 13. Greenhouse Production 14. Growing Succulents.

V. GROWING PLANTS OUTDOORS: ORNAMENTALS. 15. Principles of Landscaping. 16. Nursery Production. 17. Installation of the Landscape 18. Turf Production and Use. 19. Pruning.

VI. GROWING PLANTS OUTDOORS: VEGETABLES, FRUITS, AND NUTS. 20. Growing Vegetables Outdoors. 21. Herb Gardening. 22. Organic Farming. 23. Establishment and Management of an Orchard

VII. SPECIAL TECHNIQUES AND HANDLING OF HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS. 24. Floral Design. 25. Terrarium Culture 26. Bonsai: The Art of Miniature Plant Culture 27. Post-Harvest Handling of Horticultural Products

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