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Horticultural science

Horticultural science

CABI's range of horticulture online resources, journals and books covers the entire range of horticultural crops grown for food, amenity, industrial uses and health. The subject has expanded over the years to cover all areas of plant science, from molecular biology to crop production and storage, and includes aspects of a number of related subjects, such as soil science and engineering, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of horticulture.

We source literature from around the world to provide information and develop knowledge and skills in the science and production of crops growing in the tropics, subtropics and temperate zones, outdoors and in greenhouses, using techniques suitable for production systems ranging from small-scale enterprises to extensive and intensive high technology systems.


New in 2016: Horticulture Science

In June 2016 we launched Horticultural Science, an internet resource covering tropical, subtropical and temperate crops and regions. It is an essential resource for scientists, researchers, students and all those who need to keep up-to-date with current research and trends in horticultural science.


New in 2017: Horticulture Compendium

In March 2017 we launched the Horticulture Compendium, an online encyclopedic authoritative source of datasheets covering the characteristics, cultivation, harvesting and postharvest aspects of horticultural food crops, including chapter-like articles on topics of overarching interest to horticulture. The Horticulture Compendium is an exciting addition to CABI’s Compendium series


CABI Editorial Advisory Board for Horticulture 

CABI's Editorial Advisory Board for Horticulture is chaired by Dr Dyno Keatinge MBE, who brings 43 years of crop agronomy experience to the post. View the CABI Editorial Advisory Board for Horticulture.


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Invasion Biology: Hypotheses and Evidence

Invasion biology has many hypotheses, but it is largely unknown whether they are backed up by empirical evidence. This book fills that gap by (a) further developing a tool for assessing research hypotheses and (b) applying it to a number of invasion ...

Encyclopedia of Herbs and Spices: 2 volume pack

The Encyclopedia of Herbs and Spices provides comprehensive coverage of the taxonomy, botany, chemistry, functional properties, medicinal uses, culinary uses and safety issues relating to over 250 species of herbs and spices. These herbs and spices c...

Automation in Tree Fruit Production: Principles and Practice

Automation in agriculture is made possible by the integration of advanced agricultural technology and precision agriculture management. This book, uniquely, will focus on applications of automation to the important industry of tree fruit production. ...