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Principles of Tropical Horticulture

Paperback
May 2015
9781845935153
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    19th May 2015
  • ISBN 9781845935153
  • Language English
  • Pages 450 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.75"
  • Images graphs & figures
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$77.00
Hardback
May 2015
9781780645414
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    19th May 2015
  • ISBN 9781780645414
  • Language English
  • Pages 450 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.75"
  • Images graphs & figures
  • Request Exam Copy
$176.10

Principles of Tropical Horticulture leads the reader through a background of environmental influences and plant physiology to an understanding of production and post-harvest systems, environmental adaptation techniques and marketing strategies. Focusing on the principles behind production practices and their scientific basis, rather than detailed biological traits of each crop, this text outlines successes and failures in practices to date and sets out how the quantity and quality of horticultural produce can improve in the future. Case studies are frequently used and chapters cover the production of vegetables, fruit and ornamental crops, including temperate zone crops adapted to grow in the tropics.

1. Setting the Scene: The Context Of Horticulture in the Developing World and the Tropics
2. The Tropical Environment and Physiology of Horticultural Crops in the Tropics
3. Horticultural Production Systems Within the Tropics
4. Supply Chain Management. Vegetable Production
5. Supply Chain Management – Production Of Fruits and Flowers in the Tropics
6. Pre- and Post-Harvest Management and Effects on Product Quality
7. Supply Chain Management – Marketing and Retail
8. The Future for Tropical Horticulture

David J. Midmore

David J. Midmore is Foundation Professor of Plant Sciences, CQUniversity, Australia and Visiting Professor, University of Reading, UK.