Temperate Horticulture Current Scenario (PDF)

Temperate Horticulture Current Scenario

Dr. Daniel Jacob
Release at: 2010
Pages: 329
First Edition
File Size: 24 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English

Description of Temperate Horticulture Current Scenario (PDF)

Temperate Horticulture Current Scenario by Dr. Daniel Jacob is a great Horticulture book available for (eBook) PDF download. Temperate zones for horticulture cannot be defined exactly by lines of latitude or longitude but are usually regarded as including those areas where frost in winter occurs, even though rarely. Thus most parts of Europe, North America, and northern Asia are included, though some parts of the United States, such as southern California and Florida, are considered subtropical. A few parts of the north coast of the Mediterranean and the Mediterranean islands are also subtropical. In the Southern Hemisphere, practically all of New Zealand, a few parts of Australia, and the southern part of South America have temperate climates. For horticultural purposes altitude is also a factor; the lower slopes of great mountain ranges, such as the Himalayas an~ the Andes, are included. Thus the temperate zones are very wide and the range ofl plants that can be grown in them is enormous, probably greater than in either the subtropical or tropical zones.

Plants in the temperate zones benefit from a winter resting season, which clearly differentiates them from tropical plants, which tend to grow continuously. Bulbs, annuals, herbaceous perennials, and deciduous trees become more frost-resistant with the fall of sap and therefore have a better chance of passing the resting season undamaged. Another influence is the varying length of darkness and light throughout the year, so that many plants, 'such as chrysanthemums, have a strong photoperiodism. The chrysanthemum flowers only in short daylight periods, although artificial lighting in nurseries can produce flowers the year round. Most of the great gardens of the world have been developed in temperate zones. Particular features such as rose gardens, herbaceous borders, annual borders, woodland gardens, and rock gardens are also those of tern.perate-zone gardens. Nearly all depend for their success on the winter resting period.

The present book strives to highlight the current status of temperate horticulture. It provides an excellent survey of all aspects of temperate crop production and presents cutting edge research at a level which is understandable to the undergraduate pepulation. This book will be a practical guide to practising farmers of horticulturC}1 crops and will also be a useful reference to policy makers, researchers, extension workel's and students.

Content of Temperate Horticulture Current Scenario (PDF)

1. Introduction

Part I: Cultivation of Temperate Fruits

2. Apple

3. Apricot

4. Cherry

5. Pear

6. Peach

7. Persimmon

8. Plum

9. Strawberries

Part II: Cultivation of Temperate Vegetables

10. Asparagus

11. Broccoli

12. Capsicum

13. Lettuce

14. Potato

15. Tomato

l6. Mushroom

17. Turnip

Part III: Cultivation of Temperate Flowers

18. Chrysanthemum

19. Flowers and Foliage from Plants of Protea Family

20. Rose

21. Lotus

22. Gladiolus



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