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Principles of Horticulture C R Adams

Principles of Horticulture By C R Adams

Principles of Horticulture by C R Adams


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Explains the principles that underlie the cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables, turf, ornamental planting in outdoors and in protected culture; commercially as well as in the garden. This book is suitable for students at the beginning of their careers in horticulture and also for seasoned gardeners with many years of practical experience.

Principles of Horticulture Summary

Principles of Horticulture by C R Adams

Principles of Horticulture is an excellent introduction to the study of all aspects of the subject. Written in an accessible and readable style it explains the principles that underlie the cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables, turf, ornamental planting in outdoors and in protected culture; commercially as well as in the garden and on the allotment. Readers ranging from first time students at the beginning of their careers in horticulture through to seasoned gardeners with many years of practical experience will find it essential reading.

This fifth edition has been restructured to bring it in to line with the most recent RHS syllabus, adding new material on the basis of science for horticulturists. The book contains beginning of chapter summaries, highlighted definitions and key points, and end of chapter test your learning questions. Each chapter ends with references for further reading.

Structured to meet the needs of a wide variety of courses in horticulture at levels 2 and 3, this book is particularly suitable for the RHS Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Diploma in Horticulture, BTEC National and the City and Guilds/NPTC National and Advanced National Certificate and Diploma courses. It also supports those studying plant science and related modules for 'A' Level Biology and the Diploma in Environmental and Land-based studies.

Charles Adams BSc (Agric) Hons, Dip Applied Educ., Fellow Inst Horticulture, is a lecturer at Capel Manor College and University of Hertfordshire, an external examiner in horticulture, and also a member of the Royal Horticultural Society Qualifications Advisory Committee.

Katherine Bamford BSc (Agric Sci) Hons, Cert Ed., formerly lecturer in horticulture science at Oaklands College, St. Albans, works in the commercial sector with herbs, organic vegetables and hardy plants.

Mike Early MSc, BSc Hons, DTA, Cert Ed., formerly a lecturer in horticulture science at Oaklands College, St. Albans, now works as a landscape gardner.

Principles of Horticulture Reviews

Reader Reviews:

'If you are interested in any part of horticulture for a hobby or study, this is a must have; everything is explained in full in terms that anyone would understand'

'If you are into gardening of any type this is the book to have.'

'Highly recommended for students and professionals'

****

Published Reviews:

About the 3rd edition:
'Excellent introduction to the principles of commercial and leisure horticulture....it covers a lot of ground in an easy and informative style', Crop Protection

About the 2nd edition:
'Certain to meet renewed acclaim from all quarters. The authors deserve our admiration and congratulation on their fine achievement.' The Horticulturist

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Horticulture in context
2. Climate and microclimate
3. Environment and ecology
4. Classification and naming
5. External characteristics of the plant
6. Plant cells and tissues
7. Plant reproduction
8. Plant growth
9. Transport in the plant
10. Pollination and fertilization
11. Plant development
12. Plant propagation
13. Weeds
14. Horticultural pests
15. Horticultural diseases and disorders
16. Plant protection
17. Physical properties of soil
18. Soil organic matter
19. Soil water
20. Soil PH
21. Plant nutrition
22. Alternatives to growing in the soil
Index

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GOR002749412
9780750686945
0750686944
Principles of Horticulture by C R Adams
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
20080815
426
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