Ornamental Bedding Plants (Crop Production Science in Horticulture #4) (Paperback)

Ornamental Bedding Plants (Crop Production Science in Horticulture #4) By Allan M. Armitage Cover Image

Ornamental Bedding Plants (Crop Production Science in Horticulture #4) (Paperback)

$125.96


This title is likely unavailable. Email or call for price and availability.
Traditionally, bedding plants are those plants used to provide color in summer garden beds. Although some writers include any herbaceous plant started under controlled environmental conditions and sold for outdoor use, embracing a number of fruit and vegetable crops, in this book ornamental
bedding plants include tender herbaceous ornamental annuals and biennials only.
As with other titles in this series, the aim of this book is to present scientific principles that underlie production practices. The author discusses traditional and plug methods of production, the latter having revolutionized mass-market production during the last decade. The principles of
propagation and growing on, including the role of nutrition and media, temperature, light, supplemental carbon dioxide and growth regulators, are described. Aspects of postproduction, diseases and pests, and mechanization, are also considered. There is also an appendix providing production
guidelines for 15 major bedding plant species, including begonia, impatiens, petunia, marigolds and pansies. Written by one of America's foremost horticultural scientists and writers, the book is invaluable for plant producers or growers, as well as for students of ornamental or amenity
horticulture.
Product Details ISBN: 9780851989013
ISBN-10: 0851989012
Publisher: Cabi
Publication Date: August 1st, 1994
Pages: 186
Language: English
Series: Crop Production Science in Horticulture