This comprehensive introduction to the emerging discipline of sustainable horticulture provides readers with the foundations of horticultural science that underlie all forms of horticulture from conventional through sustainable to organic. The book leads readers through practices and production, and provides the necessary information to support a more sustainable and environmentally friendly horticulture.The volume explains moving to sustainability, provides an introduction to horticultural science and horticultural practices including plant propagation, crop breeding, biotechnology, energy sustainability and sustaining soil, water and environment, home horticulture basics, integrated pest management and an introduction to horticultural crops.For horticultural professionals, policy makers, consumers and future farmers.Zone of elongation Root apex Zone of maturation (A) (B) FIGURE 3-2 (A) Generalized diagram of vascular plant roots. ... Taproots and Fibrous Roots The root arises from the lower end or radicle of the embryo during germination of the seed.
|Author||:||Raymond P. Poincelot|
|Publisher||:||Pearson College Division - 2004|