horticulture Books

  • Management of Mycorrhizas in Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry

    This book is the most up-to-date and comprehensive review of our knowledge of the management of mycorrhizas in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. It contains twenty-four reviews written by leading international scientists from eight countries. The reviews consider the ecology, biology and taxonomy of arbuscular and ectomycorrhizal fungi, ...

  • Compost Utilization In Horticultural Cropping Systems

    With the increased interest in and demands for compost from commercial horticultural industries, composting is on the verge of becoming an economically feasible option for waste management. While horticultural producers can create some of the compost to meet their own needs, demand has grown beyond what they can supply for themselves and others. ...

  • Mansfeld´s Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops

    This long-awaited English edition of the famous 'Mansfeld' gives a full account of all agricultural and horticultural plants, other than ornamentals, grown throughout the world presently or in the past. More than 6040 species are covered, including food crops, forage, oil, fibre, spice, medicinal, industrial and so-called auxiliary plants (shade ...

  • Standard bearers: Horticultural exports and private standards in Africa

    Private standards are set by the food producing industry and retailers, mainly to assure food safety and good agricultural practice. However their proliferation is a major concern in developing countries where these standards are regarded as too expensive for smallholders to comply with. So what really are the benefits and costs of private ...

  • Postharvest Biology and Technology of Horticultural Crops-Principles and Practices for Quality Maintenance

    The ultimate goal of crop production is to provide quality produce to the consumers at reasonable rates. Most fresh produce is highly perishable, and postharvest losses are significant under the present methods of management in many countries. However, significant achievements have been made during the last few years to curtail postharvest losses ...

  • Role of post-harvest management in assuring the quality and safety of horticultural produce, (The) (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsBasic approaches to maintaining the safety and quality of horticultural produce are the same, regardless of the market to which this produce is targeted. This bulletin reviews the factors which contribute to quality and safety deterioration of horticultural produce, and describes approaches to assuring ...

  • World markets for organic fruit and vegetables. Opportunities for developing countries in the production and export of organic horticultural products

    Series: Non-series titlesSince the mid-1990s the market for organic foods has been expanding rapidly and, among these products, organic fruit and vegetables have been growing the fastest. The publication ' World markets for organic fruit and vegetables' presents the recent findings of a joint FAO/ITC/CTA study on international trade in fresh ...

  • Physiology and Biochemistry of Metal Toxicity and Tolerance in Plants

    The aim of this book is to give an overview of the most important aspects of physiological and biochemical basis for metal toxicity and tolerance in plants. The book is expected to serve as a reference to university and college teachers, students of plant sciences, environmental biology, environmental biotechnology, agriculture, horticulture, ...

  • The Plant Life of China

    Chinese plant life is estimated to include up to 30,000 species and extends from the Himalayan snow line across a diversity of habitats to the lush tropical south. It is embraced by a culture going back more than 3000 years, providing plants for medicinal use and some of the most valued horticultural species. Although for many years access to ...

  • Production and export of organic fruit and vegetables in Asia (English)

    Series: FAO Commodities and Trade Technical PapersThis publication summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place during the International Seminar on Producing and Exporting Organic Fruit and Vegetables in Asia that was held in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2003.It describes the market situation and outlook for organic horticultural ...

  • Russian Agricultural Sciences Journal

    Russian Agricultural Sciencesis an official publication of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences. The journal publishes review and original contributions from all areas of agriculture, biological sciences, biotechnology, and cology under the headings of crop cultivation, genetics, selection, plant growing, and horticulture; plant physiology ...

  • Hybrid Cultivar Development

    Heterosis breeding based on male sterility has become established in many field crops and has been credited with high productivity. This book presents an update on the advent and promise of hybrids with comprehensive coverage of theoretical and applied aspects of heterosis breeding. Its principal elements are the hybrid advantage, pollination ...

  • Plant Developmental Biology - Biotechnological Perspectives

    Understanding the mechanisms whereby plant development is regulated is crucial for crop improvement using genetic engineering. This work, comprising two volumes, reviews recent advances in plant developmental biology and explores the possibility of their practical applications from biotechnological perspectives.Volume 1 deals with the plant model ...

  • Trees IV

    This volume presents twenty-four chapters on the biotechnology of trees and deals with the importance, distribution, conventional propagation, micropropagation, review of tissue culture studies, in vitro culture, and genetic manipulation of forest, fruit and ornamental trees, such as various species of Acrocomia, Ailanthus, Allocasuarina, ...

  • Ornamental plant propagation in the tropics (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersRecent trends indicate that market demand for floriculture products is expanding. Floriculture could therefore play an increasing role in horticultural development strategies for crop diversification and income and employment generation, especially for the integration of women and youth in economic ...

  • Brassica

    Recent advances in plant cell and molecular biology have opened new avenues for the improvement of crop plants in the genus 'Brassica' - oilseeds and vegetables of worldwide economic importance. This volume reviews advances in various areas of 'Brassica' biotechnology. It covers the use of rapid-cycle brassicas, tissue culture and gene transfer, ...

  • High-Tech and Micropropagation VI

    This volume, sixth in the series High-Tech and Micropropagation, contains 27 chapters arranged in two sections:I. Ornamental and Aromatic Plants: amaryllis, Anthurium, Blandfordia, bromeliads, Campanula, Coleus, Ctenanthe, Cyclamen, Daphne, Dracaena, Gerbera, Helianthemum, Leucojum, Mammillaria, Maranta, Mediocactus, Mussaenda, Narcissus, ...

  • High-Tech and Micropropagation V

    This volume, fifth in the series High-Tech and Micropropagation, contains 24 chapters arranged in the following three sections:I. Vegetables and Fruits: garlic, Amaranthus, Brassica oleracea, pepper, watermelon, cassava, banana, Myrtus communis, passionfruit, Polymnia sonchifolia, pepino, and spinach.II. Grasses: bamboos, Caustis dioica, ...

  • Conifer Cold Hardiness

    Conifer Cold Hardiness provides an up-to-date synthesis by leading scientists in the study of the major physiological and environmental factors regulating cold hardiness of conifer tree species. This state-of-the-art reference comprehensively explains current understanding of conifer cold hardiness ranging from the gene to the globe and from ...

  • Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants

    These books provide an update to progress on somatic embryogenesis in woody plants including both angiosperm and gymnosperm trees. In the past, most of the information on this subject was scattered in proceedings volumes, journals, biotechnology books, etc. It has been difficult for the researchers and students to obtain comprehensive ...

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