Plants in Agriculture

Plants in Agriculture

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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.As its moisture content falls, all growth within the seed stops and the embryo becomes quiescent or dormant. ... Picking fruit hastens the climacteric and ripening in general; in a few fruits such as avocado ripening does not begin until the fruit isanbsp;...

Title:Plants in Agriculture
Author:James C. Forbes, Drennan Watson
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1992-08-20


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