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Introduction to Floriculture - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780124376519, 9780124077911

Introduction to Floriculture

2nd Edition

Editor: Roy Larson
eBook ISBN: 9780124077911
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 25th February 1992
Page Count: 636
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Every major floriculture crop is discussed in detail in Introduction to Floriculture, Second Edition. The information presented can be used as guidelines for the production of these crops. Divided into two sections on miscellaneous cut flowers and other flowering potted plants, this newly revised edition updates and expands on the existing information from the first edition and contains two completely new chapters on specialty cut flowers and geraniums. This book will be an invaluable source of information for the student as well as the commercial grower.

Key Features

  • Surveys every major commercial floriculture crop in detail
  • Covers history, taxonomy, economics, propagation, general culture, disease and insect problems, physiological disorders, and marketing in each chapter
  • Presents the latest information that can be used as guidelines for the commercial production of crops
  • Discusses response of specific crops to management practices such as temperature and daylength manipulation, use of growth regulators, and hypobaric storage
  • Written by 25 recognized floriculture crop experts


Horticulture students and researchers, general agriculture and plant science students and researchers, commercial flower growers, botanists, crop scientists, plant pathologists, teachers, and extension specialists in floriculture

Table of Contents

Cut Flowers:
A.M. Kofranek, Cut Chrysanthemums.
C.A. Whealy, Carnations.
D.J. Durkin, Roses.
M.N. Rogers, Snapdragons.
T.J. Sheehan, Orchids.
G.J. Wilfret, Gladiolus.
A.M. Armitage, Specialty Cut Flowers.
Potted Plants:
A. De Hertogh, Bulbous and Tuberous Plants.
R.A. Larson, Azaleas.
G.D. Crater, Potted Chrysanthemums.
R.K. Kimmins, Gloxinias, African Violets, and Other Gesneriads.
D.E. Hartley, Poinsettias.
T.C. Weiler, Easter Lilies.
D.A. Bailey, Hydrangeas.
R.E. Widmer, Cyclamen.
M.G. Karlsson and R.D. Heins, Begonias.
A.J. Pertuit, Jr., Kalanchoe.
W.C. Fonteno, Geraniums.
P.A. Hammer, Other Flowering Pot Plants.
W.H. Carlson, M.P. Kaczperski, and E.M. Rowley, Bedding Plants.
V.R. Walter, Hanging Baskets, Standards, Combination Pots, and Vertical Gardens.
C.A. Conover, Foliage Plants.
Chapter References.


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© Academic Press 1992
25th February 1992
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About the Editor

Roy Larson

Affiliations and Expertise

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, U.S.A.


"The book is splendidly produced, represents good value for money, and brings together much up-to-date practical information and scientific expertise. It will be a valuable source of reference for flower growers, students and all associated with the trade, as well as being useful for plant pathologists and advisers. I am bound to say I will feel more confident with this book at hand, when next confronted by a sickly potted plant, than was hitherto the case." --PLANT PATHOLOGY

"It is a solid review of the major florist crops produced today." --HORTSCIENCE

"The Second Edition provides a useful, up-to-date source of information on the commercial production of flower crops." --BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY

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