Horticulture: Plants for People and Places, Volume 1

Production Horticulture

Editors: Dixon, Geoffrey R., Aldous, David E. (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive coverage of unique topics – no previous book has contained this amount of information covering the entire spectrum of horticulture and horticultural science from crop production through environmental contexts to social impacts and welfare benefits
  • International authority – all the authors contributing to this trilogy are internationally acclaimed authorities each bringing vast accumulated knowledge and expertise
  • Clear, concise and well illustrated text – each author has provided a clear, detailed but concise analysis of their field of expertise amply interpreted and illustrated for ease of reading and understanding
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About this book

This Trilogy explains “What is Horticulture?”. Volume one of Horticulture: Plants for People and Places describes in considerable depth the science, management and technology which underpins the continuous production of fresh and processed horticultural produce. Firstly, there is a consideration of technological innovation derived from basic scientific discoveries which has given rise to entirely new industries, markets, novel crops and changed social habits. Then follows accounts of the modern production of: Field Vegetables, Temperate Fruit, Tropical Fruit, Citrus, Plantation Crops, Berry Crops, Viticulture, Protected Crops, Flower Crops, New Crops, Post-harvest Handling, Supply Chain Management and the Environmental Impact of Production. Each chapter is written by acknowledged world experts. Never before has such an array of plentiful, high quality fresh fruit, vegetables and ornamentals been available year-round in the World’s retail markets. Horticulture gives consumers this gift of nutritious, high quality, safe and diverse fresh foods. This is achieved by manipulating plant growth, reproduction and postharvest husbandry. The multi-billion dollar international industry achieving this is Production Horticulture the subject of this informative book.

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“This book, the first of a three-volume set, presents aspects of the science, management, and technologies involved in production of the major horticultural crops worldwide. … All chapters are detailed, well illustrated, and well referenced and effectively highlight key concerns. … anyone interested in understanding current challenges production horticulture faces and where the future may lie, this book is recommended. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (D. D. Archbold, Choice, Vol. 53 (1), September, 2015)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • An Introductory Perspective to Horticulture: Plants for People and Places

    Dixon, Geoffrey R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Science Drives Horticulture’s Progress and Profit

    Dixon, Geoffrey R. (et al.)

    Pages 27-73

  • Vegetable Crops: Linking Production, Breeding and Marketing

    Leskovar, Daniel I. (et al.)

    Pages 75-96

  • Temperate Fruit Species

    Costa, Guglielmo (et al.)

    Pages 97-121

  • Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

    Galán Saúco, Victor (et al.)

    Pages 123-157

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $189.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
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  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0307-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Horticulture: Plants for People and Places, Volume 1
Book Subtitle
Production Horticulture
Editors
  • Geoffrey R. Dixon
  • David E. Aldous
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8578-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8578-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8577-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0307-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 599
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations, 126 illustrations in colour
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