Includes a DVD Containing All Figures and Supplemental Images in PowerPoint
This new edition of Plant Propagation Concepts and Laboratory Exercises presents a robust view of modern plant propagation practices such as vegetable grafting and micropropagation. Along with foundation knowledge in anatomy and plant physiology, the book takes a look into the future and how cutting edge research may impact plant propagation practices. The book emphasizes the principles of plant propagation applied in both temperate and tropical environments. In addition to presenting the fundamentals, the book features protocols and practices that students can apply in both laboratory and field experiences.
The book shows readers how to choose the best methods for plant propagation including proper media and containers as well as performing techniques such as budding, cutting, layering, grafting, and cloning. It also discusses how to recognize and cope with various propagation challenges. Also included are concept chapters highlighting key information, laboratory exercises, anticipated laboratory results, stimulating questions, and a DVD containing all the figures in the book as well as some supplemental images.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 520
Weight: 1508 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 25 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"For the last six years, I have been searching for a laboratory exercise book on plant propagation to complement my class textbook. The laboratories in the course are designed to help students to develop a wide range of propagation techniques and understand the underlying principles. However, I often was asked by my students how to set up a small propagation research trial independently. This new revision of propagation exercises edited by Caula Beyl and Robert Trigiano fits my needs...
"...There are unique features that distinguish this brook from other plant propagation books. It includes a wide range of vital information related to plant propagation on topics from foundation of plant science, theory, and concept to laboratory exercises. This book provides not only an in-depth presentation of its subject but also laboratory exercises aligned well with the topic of each chapter. While encompassing every topic that is necessary with plant propagation, the laboratory exercises provide in-depth supplementary information and hands-on practices that represent the principles in the chapters. Particularly, it has a list of materials necessary to complete the experiments, step-bystep guidelines that are easy to follow through for beginners, examples of data collection, anticipated results of the laboratory exercises, and a list of critical questions. This book contributes to plant propagation learning and education by providing essential information in a clear, concise, and attentive manner, by cultivating a self-directed learning environment, by including plant materials from temperate to tropical regions, and by introducing past, current, and future techniques. Overall, this book is an excellent resource for a college, plant propagation course, either as a supportive reading material for a higher-level propagation course or as a single textbook for a lower-level course. It will be invaluable for students to enhance their skills and develop confidence in themselves as independet learners."
Department of Horticulture and Landscape
West Lafayette, Indiana
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