Hartmann & Kester's Plant Propagation: Principles and Practices

Hartmann & Kester's Plant Propagation: Principles and Practices


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

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  • Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
  • Format: Paperback | 928 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 274mm x 32mm | 1,875g
  • Publication date: 30 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 1292020881
  • ISBN 13: 9781292020884
  • Edition: 8, Revised
  • Edition statement: Pearson New International Edition
  • Sales rank: 286,298

Product description

For all undergraduate courses in plant propagation at the two-year and four-year colleges and universities. 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.

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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. Principles and Practices of Clonal Selection 16. Propagation by Specialized Stems and Roots 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