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Hartmann & Kester's Plant Propagation, Student Value Edition, 8th Edition

By Hudson T. Hartmann, Dale E. Kester, Fred T. Davies, Robert Geneve

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Nov 10, 2010

Description

The world standard for plant propagation and horticulture for over 50 years, Hartmann and Kester’s Plant Propagation continues to be the field’s most complete, up-to-date text on plant propagation. It now contains color figures throughout, promoting learning and making it an even more useful working text and reference. It also contains extensive updates reflecting the latest commercial techniques and understanding of propagation biology. Like previous editions, it is organized into paired chapters on principles and practices, so it can easily be adapted for teaching courses that cover only practical topics, and for courses that also cover conceptual issues.

Table of Contents

PART I. GENERAL ASPECTS OF PROPAGATION

1. How Plant Propagation Evolved In Human Society

2. Biology of Plant Propagation

3. The Propagation Environment

 

PART II. SEED PROPAGATION

4. Seed Development

5. Principles and Practices of Seed Selection

6. Techniques of Seed Production and Handling

7. Principles of Propagation from Seeds

8. Techniques of Propagation by Seed

 

PART III. VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION

9. Principles of Propagation by Cuttings

10. Techniques of Propagation by Cuttings

11. Principles of Grafting and Budding

12. Techniques of Grafting

13. Techniques of Budding

14. Layering and Its Natural Modifications

15. Propagation by Specialized Stems and Roots

16. Principles and Practices of Clonal Selection

 

PART IV. CELL AND TISSUE CULTURE PROPAGATION

17. Principles of Tissue Culture and Micropropagation

18. Techniques for Micropropagation

 

PART V. PROPAGATION OF SELECTED PLANT SPECIES

19. Propagation Methods and Rootstocks for Fruit and Nut Species

20. Propagation of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines

21. Propagation of Selected Annuals and Herbaceous Perennials Used As Ornamentals

 

Subject Index

Plant Index, Scientific Names

Plant Index, Common Names

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-13-505441-9

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-505441-3

Format: Alternate Binding

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