Synopses & Reviews
Written in a consistent format to allow easy study and reference, this comprehensive guide to floriculture production covers more crop species than any other book on the market, and incorporates current and historic information from both the United States and international floriculture. This book is the most up-to-date and comprehensive title covering all species. Provides complete coverage of floriculture production, postharvest handling, and marketing as well as greenhouse and business management. Extensive, easy-to-use tables are included that list propagation techniques, production temperatures, and crop times, photoperiodic requirements for flowering, foliar nutrient levels, effective growth retardants, postharvest storage temperatures, and ethylene sensitivity of hundreds of species. Floriculture Principles and Species is a comprehensive book designed for both industry professionals and hobbyists. For the industry this book is used by producers to grow their crops, conduct their business operations, and market their products. It provides technical information for advisors, suppliers and sales staff to aid their clientele. Readers will be able to learn about the diversity and details of floriculture production.
The most up-to-date, comprehensive, and easy-to-use reference/guide to floriculture production. Covers all crop species and incorporates current and historic information from both the United States and international floriculture. Considers most of the potted flowering crops and greenhouse-grown cut flower species being produced today. Features full-length chapters on specific crop species and uses a consistent format in each chapter. Covers all uses of each species (e.g., potted flowering plant, cut flower, hanging basket, etc.), and provides general production information. Considers a variety of miscellaneous species for which relatively little production information exists. Uses nomenclature that follows "The New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary of Gardening." Features extensive tables (e.g., on propagation, production temperatures, tissue nutrient analysis, plant growth regulators, postharvest ethylene sensitivity, harvest stage, and storage temperatures of hundreds of species). For those involved in floriculture crop production and greenhouse management/operations.
Written in a consistent format to allow for easy study and reference, Floriculture: Principles and Species,
Second Edition, covers more crop species than any other similar text on the market today. The book is divided into three sections, making it user-friendly.
Part I contains general production information and basic plant physiology principles. Part II provides information on 103 specific crop genera. Part III is made up of six chapters that cover basic production information on hundreds of minor species. New to this edition:
- Fourteen chapters on specific genera
- Four chapters containing hundreds of miscellaneous species
- One chapter on flowering mechanisms
- A Key Points section has been added to each of the genera chapters
Table of Contents
PART I. 1. Propagation.
2. Flowering Control.
8. Plant Growth Regulation.
9. Pest Management.
11. Greenhouse Construction and Operations.
12. Marketing and Business Management.
PART II. Achimenes.
Delphinium and Consolida.
Dianthus, Sweet William.
Impatiens, New Guinea.
Lilium, Asiatic and Oriental.
Schlumbergera and Hatiora.
PART III. Bedding Plants.
Field-Grown Cut Flowers.
Woody Cuts, Forced.