Tom Burkhard tburk at
Mon Aug 21 10:46:28 EST 2000

I recently purchased a used copy of this book because of this thread and 
it's just what I wanted.  I saw several people listing it on  (It took me three tries to find someone who actually had a 
copy in stock but I got it dirt cheap.)

monique at (Monique Reed) wrote in
<39A13CDC.61502002 at>: 

>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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