290 pages | 50 Color Illus.
This colourful guide will explain the fundamentals of growing plants, whether you are taking a Level 3 RHS, City and Guilds or Edexcel course, are a grower or gardener in the industry, or are just a keen amateur. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book covers the principles that underpin plant production, the use of growing media and crop protection, but with reference also to the same practices in the garden or allotment. With highlighted definitions, key points, and illustrated in full colour, this book will be a useful companion as you progress in the study and practice of horticulture.
Complete with a companion website which includes extended horticultural information, questions and exercises to test your knowledge, syllabus cross-referencing and downloadable tutor and student support materials. Available at www.routledge.com/cw/adams
Preface 1. Horticulture in Context 2. Classification and Nomenclature 3. Cells and Tissues 4. Plant Reproduction 5. Plant Growth 6. Transport in Plants 7. Plant Development 8. Properties of Soils 9. Alternative Growing Media 10. Soil Water Management 11. Plant Nutrition 12. Soil Organic Matter 13. Weed Management 14. Pest Management 15. Disease Management 16. Plant Health Management