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The effective management of plants is fundamental to all agricultural enterprise, making plant science a key discipline for all growers. This book provides an integrated explanation of all aspects of plant structure and function for students of agriculture, horticulture and applied biology, with the aim of highlighting the practical relevance of plant science to agriculture. Each chapter is self-contained and self-explanatory, with specific chapters covering energy, water, minerals, structure, growth and development from sowing to harvest, environmental effects and controls, breeding, vegetative propagation, field production and yield, and the nutritional content of produce. Taken as a whole, Plants in Agriculture fulfills the need for a single text which promotes a comprehensive understanding of how plants operate in agriculture.

Plants in Agriculture - James C. Forbes

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Title
Plants in Agriculture
Author
James C. Forbes
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19920820

The effective management of plants is fundamental to all agricultural enterprise, making plant science a key discipline for all growers. This book provides an integrated explanation of all aspects of plant structure and function for students of agriculture, horticulture and applied biology, with the aim of highlighting the practical relevance of plant science to agriculture. Each chapter is self-contained and self-explanatory, with specific chapters covering energy, water, minerals, structure, growth and development from sowing to harvest, environmental effects and controls, breeding, vegetative propagation, field production and yield, and the nutritional content of produce. Taken as a whole, Plants in Agriculture fulfills the need for a single text which promotes a comprehensive understanding of how plants operate in agriculture.

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"...a user-friendly text that is concisely written and well-organized....I recommend this book as one suitable for undergraduate agriculture courses that follow introductory biology."
Laura A. Morrison, Plant Science Bulletin

"In general, each chapter effectively blends botanical principles with applications to agricultural situations....will appeal to beginning students seeking a botanical grounding in the applied plant sciences, and serve them well."
David M. Bates, The Quarterly Review of Biology

Type
BOOK
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
372

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