Horticulture is the science and art of cultivating fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants. Horticulture is practised in gardens, plant growth centres and nurseries. Activities in nurseries range from preparing seeds and cuttings to growing fully mature plants.
This book provides an excellent survey of all aspects of horticultural crop production and presents cutting edge research at a level which is understandable to the undergraduate population. It introduces students to fundamental concepts including the origin and domestication of plants; the horticulture industry and the fundamental steps leading to success in a horticulture career. This book will be a practical guide to practising farmers of horticultural crops. It will also be a useful reference to policy makers, researchers, extension workers and students.