Monique Reed monique at
Mon Aug 21 09:29:48 EST 2000

I think the current edition is by Hartmann, Kester, and Davies.

M. Reed
(who had Dr. Davies for plant prop. waaay back in 84...)

astoq at wrote:
> 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)
> wrote:
> >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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