During his 40 years at the University of California he taught courses in plant propagation and pomology. Techniques of Propagation by Cuttings 11. Techniques of Propagation by Cuttings 11. I took this class as an elective and was not expecting to only learn how to graft plants. The book was obviously edited and reedited and in the process text was duplicated. I can't say I have read it cover to cover though. Principles of Grafting and Budding 12.
He teaches courses in plant propagation and seed biology. Useful conversions for many units of measure found in the Handbook or needed in caring for gardens and landscapes are located in Appendix A. I purchased this text for an undergraduate plant propagation lab course in 2014 , and while I mostly used course-supplied materials for the actual class, it is nice enough to look at and seems sufficiently thorough to justify keeping in a professional reference collection. For all undergraduate courses in plant propagation at the two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Some of the chapters are easy to read and are very helpful, while others are written like they're in another language entirely. Hartmann which resulted in the publication of the first edition of Plant Propagation: Principles and Practices in 1959, followed by other editions in 1968, 1975, 1983, and 1990. It also contains extensive updates reflecting the latest commercial techniques and understanding of propagation biology.
It now contains color figures throughout, promoting learning and making it an even more useful working text and reference. It includes a vast new range of color photos taken at commercial producers and research labs around the world. Hope this helps your purchase. He is also the co-editor of the book Biotechnology of Ornamental Plants and author of A Book of Blue Flowers. The extensively updated Ninth Edition integrates the latest breakthroughs and innovations, including advances in plant hormone biology and the molecular basis of plant growth.
A five-part organization outlines general aspects of plant propagation, seed propagation, vegetative propagation, methods of micropropagation, and propagation of selected plants. Very informative, with lot's of diagrams, pictures etc. Whether you're a beginner double digging your first bed or a University of California Master Gardener, this handbook will be your go-to source for the practical, science-based information you need to sustainably maintain your landscape and garden and become an effective problem solver. He has co-authored over 100 research and technical publications. Seller Inventory 0135014492 Book Description Pb. The new fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the many advances in science and technology, including the five accepted sequential stages of micropropagation.
He has co-authored over 70 scientific and technical articles in seed biology, cutting propagation, and tissue culture. I couldn't have even rented this book for this price so that is why I am keeping it. Readers are also introduced to key concepts such as plant propagation, media, nutrients and fertilizers, plants and the environment, plant growth regulators, post harvest physiology and pest management, greenhouse structures, nursery site selection, development and facilities, producing nursery crops, and floral design. All in black and white. Hope this helps your purchase. I'm hoping they've cleaned up the text since the 7th edition. It wasn't cheap 30 years ago either.
Legal to use despite any disclaimer. He has published over 100 research and popular publications in plant propagation and pomology. I was amazed to see this now in the 8th edition. 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. In addition to presenting the fundamentals, the book features protocols and practices that students can apply in both laboratory and field experiences. Along with foundation knowledge in anatomy and plant physiology, the book takes a look into the future and how cutting edge research may impact plant propagation practices. Written by experts with an in-depth knowledge of how to grow these plants outside their natural habitat, Australian Native Plants provides the more technically minded professional or enthusiast with information based on decades of research, experimentation and application.
Using color figures throughout, the text pairs chapters on horticultural science with commercial techniques for plant propagation. It also discusses how to recognize and cope with various propagation challenges. He has had a lifelong collaboration with Dr. In the cases of problems with your plants, this can be troublesome as color is usually a good way to diagnose the issues. It now contains color figures throughout, promoting learning and making it an even more useful working text and reference. I'm appalled by the price - and for a paperback book.
Layering and Its Natural Modifications 15. Hartmann which resulted in the publication of the first edition of Plant Propagation: Principles and Practices in 1959, followed by other editions in 1968, 1975, 1983, and 1990. Along with foundation knowledge in anatomy and plant physiology, the book takes a look into the future and how cutting edge research may impact plant propagation practices. 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. Through enhanced visual aids and the inclusion of recent trends in the field, the second edition has been designed to peak reader interest and improve reader understanding. During his 40 years at the University of California he taught courses in plant propagation and pomology.