astoq at astoq at
Sun Aug 20 23:27:37 EST 2000

That's the book we used in my college plant propagation class.  I felt
that it was a very good book.

On 12 Jul 2000 17:21:05 GMT, bae at (Beverly Erlebacher)

>In article <Bh4a5.41$m26.36587 at>,
>Bracey <tiedenospam at> wrote:
>>Plant Propagation: Principles and Practices by Hudson Thomas
>>Hartmann(Editor), et al (Hardcover )
>>Our Price: $105.00 /
>THis is the real standard textbook, AFAIK.  THere have been at least seven
>editions.  You can often find an older one for cheap in used book stores.  
>For home or small scale propagation, the older editions are actually better,
>as the emphasis in later editions is on automated industrial-scale propagation.
>Older methods may not be as good for producing thousands of plants as cheaply
>as possible, but they are often more suited to producing a few or a few dozen 
>plants by hand.
>Btw, the thing Hartmann & Kester has a lot of, that you won't find in most
>plant propagation books, is the 'principles' or 'theory', i.e. the anatomy
>and physiology that make propagation methods work.  If you are one of those 
>people who likes to understand what is really going on rather than just 
>following a recipe, this is what you want.

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