Hartmann and Kester’s Plant Propagation: Principles & Practices, 9th Edition



The world standard for plant propagation and horticulture for over 50 years, Hartmann and Kester’s Plant Propagation continues to be the field’s most complete, up-to-date text on plant propagation.   This text provides a general understanding of plant propagation, from its history and basic plant biology, to the environmental control of facilities associated with propagation and nursery practices

It now contains color figures throughout, promoting learning and making it an even more useful working text and reference. It also contains extensive updates reflecting the latest commercial techniques and understanding of propagation biology.  Like previous editions, it is organized into paired chapters on principles and practices, so it can easily be adapted for teaching courses that cover only practical topics, and for courses that also cover conceptual issues


>Reflects scientific progress by integrating the latest breakthroughs and innovations, including advances in plant hormone biology and the molecular basis of plant growth.

>Explores vegetative propagation in a reorganized presentation of basic clonal selection, followed by major chapters describing vegetative propagation by cuttings and grafting.

>Discusses propagation using tissue culture techniques in a reorganized section reflecting the importance of micropropagation in horticultural crop production.


>Many new colour photos supporting the new edition’s content, taken at commercial producers and research labs around the world.

>Concludes with chapters on propagation techniques for fruits, nuts, woody perennial nursery crops, and annual and herbaceous perennial crops for the greenhouse and nursery.

>More references to help the reader delve deeper into subjects that meet their interests and research needs.



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