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Woody Cut Stems for Growers and Florists: Production and Post-Harvest Handling of Branches for Flowers, Fruit, and Foliage

Woody Cut Stems for Growers and Florists: Production and Post-Harvest Handling of Branches for Flowers, Fruit, and Foliage Cover

 

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Woody cut stems are the focus of a burgeoning, worldwide business. Until now, professional growers have lacked a resource that addresses how to choose, cultivate, and handle these popular plants. Woody Cut Stems for Growers and Florists fills this gap. Includes detailed information on 100 woody genera used for cut stems, extensive production guidelines, and explanations of techniques such as pruning, coppicing, and forcing. Rounding out the book are useful charts and tables that list species according to characteristics such as color, season of bloom, use, and fragrance. Growers who have been eager to add woody cut stems to the products they produce will find all the information they need to expand their business in an exciting and profitable new direction.

About the Author

John Dole is a professor with the department of horticultural science at North Carolina State University. John has served as southern region director, treasurer, and executive advisor of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG). He also co-coordinates the national ASCFG trial programs, which evaluate new annual, perennial and woody cut species. He has written hundreds of trade journal articles, scientific journal articles, and book chapters, as well as several other books. In 2000 he received the ASCFG's Allan Armitage Award.

 

Lane Greer received her PhD from North Carolina State University and taught at Mississippi State University. She honed her sustainable agriculture skills at the national sustainable agriculture information service (ATTRA) providing information to growers around the country on production and marketing of ornamentals. Simultaneously, she owned a cut flower farm, raising an acre of annuals, perennials, and woody shrubs. Her research has focused on the production and vase life of cut flowers. She has written over a hundred articles for publication in trade literature and on Web sites.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881928921
Subtitle:
Production and Post-Harvest Handling of Branches for Flowers, Fruit, and Foliage
Publisher:
Timber Press
Author:
Greer, Lane
Author:
Dole, John
Author:
Dole, John M.
Subject:
Ornamental woody plants
Subject:
Flowering woody plants.
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Shrubs
Subject:
Life Sciences - Horticulture
Subject:
Science-Life Sciences - Horticulture
Subject:
Flower Arranging
Subject:
Botany-General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20081112
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
Home and Garden » Gardening » Business of Gardening
Home and Garden » Gardening » Flower Arranging
Home and Garden » Gardening » Trees Shrubs and Vines
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Crop Science
Science and Mathematics » Botany » General

Woody Cut Stems for Growers and Florists: Production and Post-Harvest Handling of Branches for Flowers, Fruit, and Foliage
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