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Horticulture: Plants for People and Places, Volume 1

Production Horticulture

  • Comprehensive coverage of unique topics – no previous book has contained this amount of information covering the entire spectrum of horticulture and horticultural science from crop production through environmental contexts to social impacts and welfare benefits

  • International authority – all the authors contributing to this trilogy are internationally acclaimed authorities each bringing vast accumulated knowledge and expertise

  • Clear, concise and well illustrated text – each author has provided a clear, detailed but concise analysis of their field of expertise amply interpreted and illustrated for ease of reading and understanding

  • Includes supplementary material:

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Science Drives Horticulture’s Progress and Profit

    • Geoffrey R. Dixon, Ian J. Warrington, R. Drew, G. Buck-Sorlin
    Pages 27-73
  3. Vegetable Crops: Linking Production, Breeding and Marketing

    • Daniel I. Leskovar, Kevin M. Crosby, Marco A. Palma, Menahem Edelstein
    Pages 75-96
  4. Temperate Fruit Species

    • Guglielmo Costa, Angelo Ramina
    Pages 97-121
  5. Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

    • Victor Galán Saúco, Maria Herrero, Jose I. Hormaza
    Pages 123-157
  6. Citrus Production

    • Manuel Agustí, Carlos Mesejo, Carmina Reig, Amparo Martínez-Fuentes
    Pages 159-195
  7. Viticulture and Wine Science

    • Yann Guisard, John Blackman, Andrew Clark, Bruno Holzapfel, Andrew Rawson, Suzy Rogiers et al.
    Pages 197-261
  8. Plantation Crops

    • Yan Diczbalis, Jeff Daniells, Smilja Lambert, Chris Searle
    Pages 263-299
  9. Berry Crops

    • 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. Protected Crops

    • Nazim Gruda, Josef Tanny
    Pages 327-405
  11. The Role of Ornamentals in Human Life

    • Jaap M. van Tuyl, Paul Arens, William B. Miller, Neil O. Anderson
    Pages 407-433
  12. New Ornamental Plants for Horticulture

    • Kevin Seaton, Andreas Bettin, Heiner Grüneberg
    Pages 435-463
  13. Postharvest Care and the Treatment of Fruits and Vegetables

    • Peter M. A. Toivonen, Elizabeth J. Mitcham, Leon A. Terry
    Pages 465-483
  14. Designing New Supply Chain Networks: Tomato and Mango Case Studies

    • Jack G. A. J. van der Vorst, Rob E. Schouten, Pieternel A. Luning, Olaf van Kooten
    Pages 485-501
  15. Environmental Impact of Production Horticulture

    • 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


“This book, the first of a three-volume set, presents aspects of the science, management, and technologies involved in production of the major horticultural crops worldwide. … All chapters are detailed, well illustrated, and well referenced and effectively highlight key concerns. … anyone interested in understanding current challenges production horticulture faces and where the future may lie, this book is recommended. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (D. D. Archbold, Choice, Vol. 53 (1), September, 2015)

Editors and Affiliations

  • GreenGene International Hill Rising, Sherborne, Dorset, United Kingdom

    Geoffrey R. Dixon

  • School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, Lawes, Australia

    David E. Aldous

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Horticulture: Plants for People and Places, Volume 1

  • Book Subtitle: Production Horticulture

  • Editors: Geoffrey R. Dixon, David E. Aldous

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-017-8577-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-024-0307-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-017-8578-5

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXI, 599

  • Number of Illustrations: 26 b/w illustrations, 126 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Agriculture, Food Science, Environmental Sciences, Business and Management, Society

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
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  • ISBN: 978-94-017-8578-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)