The present book entitled “An Introduction to Horticulture” covering all related disciplines. These includes general horticulture. Principles of garden making, soil types and soil preparation, irrigation methods, hydroponics, propagation methods, manures and fertilizers, garden and its components, lawns and landscaping, greenhouse, indoor garden, roof garden, flower, fruit and vegetables, harvesting methods and storage, marketing of fruit, vegetables and flowers, procedures for fruit and vegetables storage and preservation, growth regulators, common diseases of fruit and vegetables and their management, common weedicides, fungicides, pesticides and herbicides. This book is highly useful for the students, teachers, researchers and extension workers engaged in the field of horticulture, fruit science, floriculture, vegetable science and post-harvest technology.
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Preface v 1. Horticulture 1 2. Propagation Methods 19 3. Garden 47 4. Flower, Fruit and Vegetables 61 5. Growth Regulation and Plant Protection Bibliography 109 Index 117
Dr Praveen Dhar T. [M. Sc., M. Phil (Botany) M. Ed., M. Phil (Education), M.A. (History) and Ph.D. (Botany)] is presently Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany at St. Stephen’s College, Pathanapuram, Kollam, Kerala. Dr. Praveen has more than two decades of teaching and research experience. He has published eight books and more than 80 research papers in national and international journals of repute. He has also presented various research papers in several national and international conferences. His area of interests are botany, forestry, horticulture, mushroom cultivation, education, research methodology and environmental studies. He also acting as an editorial board member of research journals.