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The Biology of Horticulture
An Introductory Textbook
Second Edition
by John E. Preece

The Biology of Horticulture is a comprehensive book providing a thorough scientific foundation on the growth and care of plants common to all horticultural commodities.

Continuing in the tradition of the first edition, The Biology of Horticulture 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, The Biology of Horticulture successfully prepares them for more specialized studies in nursery management, floriculture, landscaping, vegetable and fruit science.

Contents

Horticultural Biology

  1. Introduction
  2. Plant Classification
  3. Plant Structure
  4. Plant Genotype

The Ambient Environment

  1. Light
  2. Temperature

The Rhizosphere (Root Zone)

  1. Water
  2. Soils and Soil Management
  3. Mineral Nutrition
  4. Mulches

Plant Growth Substances

  1. Plant Hormones
  2. Chemical Control of Plant Growth

Horticultural Practices

  1. Pruning
  2. Plant Propagation
  3. Postharvest Handling

Plant Problems

  1. Plant Pests and Other Problems

Appendix
Glossary
Index

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An Introductory Textbook
Second Edition
by John E. Preece and Paul E. Read

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