Principles of Horticulture

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Routledge, May 12, 2004 - Gardening - 240 pages
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Principles of Horticulture is an excellent introduction to a wide range of aspects of commercial and leisure horticulture. Written in a highly accessible and readable style, this book has already proved invaluable to a broad selection of readers, particularly students on horticulture courses and keen amateur gardeners. It also provides a handy basic reference for professionals.
 

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Contents

1 Horticulture in context
1
2 Climate and microclimate
13
3 Classification and naming
28
4 Plant organization
37
5 Water and minerals in the plant
46
6 Plant growth
53
7 Plant development
61
8 Genetics and plant breeding
80
11 Fungi bacteria and viruses
121
12 Control measures
135
13 Soil as a growing medium
151
14 Soil water
171
15 Soil organic matter
184
16 Plant nutrition
195
17 Alternatives to growing in the soil
210
Index
222

9 Weeds
87
10 Horticultural pests
97

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