Horticulture: Plants for People and Places, Volume 1

Horticulture: Plants for People and Places, Volume 1

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This Trilogy explains a€œWhat is Horticulture?a€. Volume one of Horticulture: Plants for People and Places describes in considerable depth the science, management and technology which underpins the continuous production of fresh and processed horticultural produce. Firstly, there is a consideration of technological innovation derived from basic scientific discoveries which has given rise to entirely new industries, markets, novel crops and changed social habits. Then follows accounts of the modern production of: Field Vegetables, Temperate Fruit, Tropical Fruit, Citrus, Plantation Crops, Berry Crops, Viticulture, Protected Crops, Flower Crops, New Crops, Post-harvest Handling, Supply Chain Management and the Environmental Impact of Production. Each chapter is written by acknowledged world experts. Never before has such an array of plentiful, high quality fresh fruit, vegetables and ornamentals been available year-round in the Worlda€™s retail markets. Horticulture gives consumers this gift of nutritious, high quality, safe and diverse fresh foods. This is achieved by manipulating plant growth, reproduction and postharvest husbandry. The multi-billion dollar international industry achieving this is Production Horticulture the subject of this informative book.University of California Division of Agricultural Sciences Agricultural Experiment Stationa€”Extension Service Manual ... Asian J Exp Sci 23(1):275a€“283 Cameron RWF, Wilkinson S, Davies WJ (2004) Regulation of plant growth in ... Plant Signal Behav 5(10):1295a€“1297 Costa JM, OrtuAˆo MF, Chaves MM (2007) Deficit irrigation as a strategy to save water: physiology and potential application to horticulture.

Title:Horticulture: Plants for People and Places, Volume 1
Author: Geoffrey R. Dixon, David E. Aldous
Publisher:Springer - 2014-06-10

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