Horticulture: Plants for People and Places, Volume 1

Production Horticulture

  • Geoffrey R. Dixon
  • David E. Aldous

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Geoffrey R. Dixon, Ian J. Warrington, R. Drew, G. Buck-Sorlin
    Pages 27-73
  3. Daniel I. Leskovar, Kevin M. Crosby, Marco A. Palma, Menahem Edelstein
    Pages 75-96
  4. Guglielmo Costa, Angelo Ramina
    Pages 97-121
  5. Victor Galán Saúco, Maria Herrero, Jose I. Hormaza
    Pages 123-157
  6. Manuel Agustí, Carlos Mesejo, Carmina Reig, Amparo Martínez-Fuentes
    Pages 159-195
  7. Yann Guisard, John Blackman, Andrew Clark, Bruno Holzapfel, Andrew Rawson, Suzy Rogiers et al.
    Pages 197-261
  8. Yan Diczbalis, Jeff Daniells, Smilja Lambert, Chris Searle
    Pages 263-299
  9. R. M. Brennan, P. D. S. Caligari, J. R. Clark, P. N. Brás de Oliveira, C. E. Finn, J. F. Hancock et al.
    Pages 301-325
  10. Nazim Gruda, Josef Tanny
    Pages 327-405
  11. Jaap M. van Tuyl, Paul Arens, William B. Miller, Neil O. Anderson
    Pages 407-433
  12. Kevin Seaton, Andreas Bettin, Heiner Grüneberg
    Pages 435-463
  13. Peter M. A. Toivonen, Elizabeth J. Mitcham, Leon A. Terry
    Pages 465-483
  14. Jack G. A. J. van der Vorst, Rob E. Schouten, Pieternel A. Luning, Olaf van Kooten
    Pages 485-501
  15. Henry Wainwright, Charlotte Jordan, Harry Day
    Pages 503-522
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 523-599

About this book


Volume one of Horticulture – Plants for People and Places describes how the array of plentiful, high quality fresh fruit, vegetables, and ornamentals supplied to retail consumers is achieved. This feat demands the intensive manipulation of plant growth, reproduction and postharvest husbandry across the globe. International Production Horticulture operates in a free market arena, delivering produce rapidly, safely and reliably for increasingly demanding and discerning consumers. Internationally acknowledge experts describe the science, management and technology which underpins the continuous production and distribution of horticultural produce. The first chapter describes how basic scientific discoveries are continuously applied forming new industries, novel products and influences social practices and behaviour. There follows chapters describing the production of:- Field Vegetables, Temperate Fruit, Tropical Fruit, Citrus, Plantation Crops, Berry Crops, Viticulture, Protected Crops, Flower Crops, Developing New Crops, Post-harvest Handling, Supply Chain Management, and the Environmental Impact of Production. Crop Production Horticulture supports the economic welfare of countries across the World. Its particular impact in Africa is highlighted in the final chapter of this book.
Intensive plant production offers enormous economic and social benefits for coming generations particularly as urbanization accelerates. Production Horticulture is an  international business centred on partnerships between science, technology, commerce and management. The discipline is based in the physical, chemical, and the biological sciences and integrates natural resources in partnership with others such as economics and engineering. Environmentally careful and sustainable husbandries now form the cornerstones of Production Horticulture. Considerable intellectual and scientific rigour and a strong command of practical business realities are demanded of those who work in this discipline. The contents of this valuable book provide a basis for acquiring these talents.


Environment Horticulture Production Science Society

Editors and affiliations

  • Geoffrey R. Dixon
    • 1
  • David E. Aldous
    • 2
  1. 1.GreenGene International Hill RisingSherborne, DorsetUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Agriculture and Food SciencesThe University of QueenslandLawesAustralia

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