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  • Science and the Gardenby David S. Ingram; Daphne Vince-Prue; Peter J. Gregory

    Wiley 2008; US$ 47.95

    Most conventional gardening books concentrate on how and when to carry out horticultural tasks such as pruning, seed sowing and taking cuttings. This book is unique in explaining in straightforward terms some of the science that underlies these practices. It is principally a book of 'Why' - Why are plants green? Why should one cut beneath a leaf node... more...

  • Management of Horticultural Cropsby Sharon Pastor Simson

    Oxford Book Co. 2010; US$ 95.00

    The present book elaborates the scientific crop management of horticultural crops starting from selection of soil and activities related to production and handling of fresh produces in the field. It aims to create capacity that would enable quality production, safe handling of produce to process, package and transport to remunerative markets so as... more...

  • Growing Perennials in Cold Climatesby Mike Heger; John Whitman; Debbie Lonnee

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 40.00

    Revised and updated, this all-in-one guide designed for northern-tier gardeners from coast to coast features:ò more than 2,000 varieties proven to thrive in cold climatesò five-star ratings to help you choose top-performing perennialsò new selections of varieties with variegated or brightly colored foliageò new mail-order sources... more...

  • Rosesby Wayne Winterrowd; Pamela Stagg

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 30.99

    Thirty-three eminent gardeners on their favorite rose Among the plant kingdom, Rosa is a relatively small genus, comprising only about one hundred species around the globe. But as these species intercross, they have given rise to as many as thirty thousand cultivars, making the rose perhaps the most various of all plants grown in gardens-and... more...

  • Practical Beekeeping in New Zealandby Andrew Matheson; Murray Reid

    Exisle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    ‘Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand’ has been fully updated to incorporate the latest information available, including new approaches to beekeeping needed since the parasitic varroa mite became established in New Zealand and changed the nature of beekeeping forever. Enhancing the text is a large number of new illustrations. It will appeal... more...

  • Science and the Gardenby David S. Ingram; Daphne Vince-Prue; Peter J. Gregory

    Wiley 2011; US$ 61.95

    "A thorough update and the introduction of new topics such as biodiversity and conservation has greatly enhanced this new edition: it is a 'must read' for all interested in horticulture and gardening." — John MacLeod, RHS Professor of Horticulture Most conventional gardening books concentrate on how and when to carry out horticultural tasks... more...

  • Peppersby Vincent M. Russo

    CABI 2012; US$ 160.00

    The group of plants known as 'peppers' is diverse, containing types that contribute to the fresh and processed food markets as well as varieties that are used in pharmaceuticals and other non-food commercial products. Peppers originally developed in tropical regions, but are now grown and used in every country where it is possible to grow them,... more...

  • Principles of Plant Genetics and Breedingby George Acquaah

    Wiley 2012; US$ 154.95

    To respond to the increasing need to feed the world's population as well as an ever greater demand for a balanced and healthy diet there is a continuing need to produce improved new cultivars or varieties of plants, particularly crop plants. The strategies used to produce these are increasingly based on our knowledge of relevant science, particularly... more...

  • Kirstenbosch - the most beautiful garden in Africaby Brian J Huntley

    Random House Struik 2012; US$ 18.00

    This centenary publication tells the story of its establishment, its setbacks and triumphs, its benefactors and heros. It outlines the Garden's scientific eminence - as the repository of knowledge on our prized flora - and details many attractions that make it a favourite destination for Capetonians and visitors alike. more...

  • Tropical Fruits, Volume 2. Crop Production Science in Horticulture 24by Robert E Paull; Odilio Duarte

    CABI 2012; US$ 85.00

    Volume 2 of this revised edition of "Tropical Fruits" examines the more specialist tropical fruits such as guava, durian, mangosteen, passion fruits and palm fruits. With growing interest in the cultivation, production, study, sales and marketability of these specialist fruits, this is a timely and informative book. Topics like botany, soil... more...