Best Reference Books – Basic Horticulture

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We have compiled a list of Best Reference Books on Basic Horticulture Subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges.

Here is the full list of best reference books on Basic Horticulture.

We have put a lot of effort into researching the best books for reference on this subject and came out with a recommended list of best books. The table below contains a review of these books and links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

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1. “Horticulture-Principles and Practices” by George Acquaah

“Horticulture-Principles and Practices” Book Review: This book provides enough coverage, up to point solutions as well as sufficient exercises for the readers desiring to gain maximum knowledge after the completion of the book. Provided in the fourth edition of the book are chapters like Principles and Practices of Horticulture, horticulture as a science, an art, and a business meeting etc. Plethora of examples are included in every chapter of the book. Small scale urban gardener or hobbyist to a large scale producer, everyone can benefit from the book. Around 150 new photos for illustrative purposes are also included in the book.

2. “Introduction to Horticulture” by Kumar N

“Introduction to Horticulture” Book Review: This book is written by keeping in mind the beginners or the students who are just introduced to the subject of horticulture. A thorough research has been provided on the topic in-order for the students to grasp the concepts better. Many examples are provided in the subsequent chapters of the book. This is the seventh edition of the book and it has been fully revised as well as updated according to industry norms and modern developments in the field of horticulture. It can also be used for UPSE preparation.

3. “Introductory Horticulture” by Christopher E P

“Introductory Horticulture” Book Review: This book is a teaching aid as well as a practical guide for undergraduate students pursuing the subject of horticulture. It is the result of several years of experience and research of the author. Important concepts such as management of horticultural systems, Vegetable production, globalisation, environmental protection, Environmental issues demand research and urbanisation are covered extensively by the author in this textbook.

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4. “Basic Horticulture” by Jitendra Singh

“Basic Horticulture” Book Review: Covering 456 pages and 24 different chapters, this book describes the basics of horticulture in the most lucid manner possible. Designed and written specifically for students enrolled in agri-horti degree programs, this book covers topics related to Horticultural Crop Production and Management, Landscapes, Gardens, and Urban Horticulture and Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics among many others.

5. “Basics of Horticulture” by K V Peter

“Basics of Horticulture” Book Review: This book is intended for people who are meeting the subject for the first time. It gives full coverage of the core and optional material from many examination syllabuses and is particularly relevant to students enrolled in horticulture courses all over the country. Major features include: Plant and Post-harvest Physiology, Community Food Systems and Agroecology and many more. Summaries are also provided for each chapter in the book.

6. “Basics of Horticulture” by Arumugam Vadivel

“Basics of Horticulture” Book Review: This book provides a clear explanation and a wide overview on the topic of Horticulture and it’s related sub-domains. This book is targeted for undergraduate engineering students enrolled in a course of horticulture as well as agriculture. Other important chapters contained in the book include floriculture and greenhouses, fruits, vegetables, Nursery, specialty crops and many more related concepts.

7. “Basic Plant Pathology Methods” by James B Sinclair and Onkar Dev Dhingra

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“Basic Plant Pathology Methods” Book Review: This book covers descriptions and chapters on a plethora of topics on basics of horticulture that includes different features of orchard, tools and implements used in horticulture and propagation methods. Other significant topics included in the book are seeds, cutting, layering, budding, grafting, tissue culture, micropropagation protocol, bearing habits, training and pruning types, special practices, maturity indices for various horticultural crops as well as post harvest handling practices. This book would be beneficial for degree students, academicians, scientists, farmers and those interested in the subject of Horticulture.

8. “Horticulture: A Basic Awareness” by Robert F Baudendistel

“Horticulture: A Basic Awareness” Book Review: The book on the subject of Horticulture is revised as well as included with numerous new figures, culture media, and additional methods for working with a greater number of organisms. Other things which have been updated in the book are Scientific names of pathogens and some of their hosts. Topics like Establishment of disease and testing for disease resistance, Long-term storage of plant pathogens, Detection and estimation of inoculum for 28 soilborne fungal pathogens and 5 bacterial genera-15 methods for airborne inoculum and 13 methods for seedborne pathogens are also provided in subsequent chapters of the book.

9. “Hydroponic Basics” by George F Van Patten

“Hydroponic Basics” Book Review: This book provides an overview of the topics of Hydroponics which is vast and dynamic. Important topics provided in the book are Information on hydroponic gardening, The graphic color and layout and design in order to guide a hydroponic gardener from basic plant science and environment to purchasing a garden and appropriate supplies sensory communications; automata networks, neural networks, and cellular automata. Other advanced topics include hydroponic garden, nutrient deficiencies, plant problems, and growing a garden etc.

10. “Basics of Horticulture” by Sharon Pastor Simson and Martha C Straus

“Basics of Horticulture” Book Review: This book provides enough coverage, up to point solutions as well as sufficient exercises for the readers desiring to gain maximum knowledge after the completion of the book. Provided in the fourth edition of the book are chapters like Landscapes, Gardens and Urban Horticulture. Other important topics covered in the book include Weed Science, Genetics and Genomics, floriculture plants as well as bio-energy crops. Plethora of examples are included in every chapter of the book. Small scale urban gardener or hobbyist to a large scale producer, everyone can benefit from the book.

People who are searching for Free downloads of books and free pdf copies of these books – “Horticulture-Principles and Practices” by George Acquaah, “Introduction to Horticulture” by Kumar N, “Introductory Horticulture” by Christopher E P, “Basic Horticulture” by Jitendra Singh, “Basics of Horticulture” by K V Peter, “Basics of Horticulture” by Arumugam Vadivel, “Basic Plant Pathology Methods” by James B Sinclair and Onkar Dev Dhingra, “Horticulture: A Basic Awareness” by Robert F Baudendistel, “Hydroponic Basics” by George F Van Patten, “Basics of Horticulture” by Sharon Pastor Simson and Martha C Straus – we would like to mention that we don’t have free downloadable pdf copies of these good books and one should look for free pdf copies from these Authors only if they have explicitly made it free to download and read them.

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