Breeding Ornamental Plants

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Dorothy Johnson Callaway, Mitchell Brett Callaway
Timber Press, 2000 - Gardening - 323 pages
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Breeding plants to encourage specific traits is usual in agriculture but less common in ornamental horticulture. Daffodils, daylilies, hostas, lilacs, magnolias, and rhododendrons are among the 15 subjects covered by experts in the field.

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Contents

Preface
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Genetics and Its Applications byM Brett Callaway
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Plant BreedingPractical Matters byM Brett Callaway
39
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About the author (2000)

M. Brett Callaway is tropical germplasm manager at Pioneer Hi-Bred International. He has written a number of publications on plant breeding and horticulture and has done research in Central America. Charles A. Francis is director of the Center for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, a professor of agronomy, and an extension crops specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His other books include "Enough Food, Multiple Cropping Systems," and "Sustainable Agriculture for Temperate Zones.

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