Growing Media for Ornamental Plants and Turf

Growing Media for Ornamental Plants and Turf


By (author) Kevin A. Handreck, By (author) Neil D. Black

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  • Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 560 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 244mm x 41mm | 1,225g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN 10: 1742230822
  • ISBN 13: 9781742230825
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 800 illustrations, tables & graphs
  • Sales rank: 58,074

Product description

For 25 years, Growing Media for Ornamental Plants and Turf has been a core text for horticulture students and an essential reference for horticulturalists, their suppliers and landscape gardeners. The fourth edition has been substantially revised and updated to include the latest on horticultural production systems, fertilizer practice in nurseries, roof gardens and dealing with water shortages. It also addresses the major challenges faced by horticulturalists in a changing climate.

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Author information

Kevin Handreck is the managing director of Netherwood Horticultural Consultants in Adelaide, New South Wales. He chaired the committees that set the Australian standard for potting mixes, composts, soil conditioners, mulches, and soils for landscaping and garden use. He was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 1982 and the Nursery Industry Association of Australia Award of Merit in 1990. Neil Black is a retired teacher of horticulture and the recipient of the 2006 Australia Day Honours award for services to education.