Author(s): John M. Dole
The latest techniques for propagating crops with terminal, stem, and leaf/stem cuttings are the focus of this horticulture handbook. Fifty-eight major floriculture crop species along with hundreds of other minor crop species are detailed according to the best way to propagate and grow each one. Plants are organised by their type, such as bedding, field cuts, foliage, and perennials. An introduction to the floriculture cutting propagation industry addresses establishing and managing a young-plants service, creating the correct conditions for a cutting harvest and propagation, and shipping unrooted, callus, and rooted cuttings and plugs. Nutrient, watering, and pest control information is also provided to help horticulturists to keep their crops healthy and strong. 400 pp.