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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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Completely updated with new content and full-colour figures throughout, the second edition of this successful book continues to provide complete coverage relating to the production of cucurbits, including cucumbers, gourds, muskmelons, pumpkins, squa...

The Physiology of Vegetable Crops

Completely updated and revised, this bestselling book continues to explain the growth and developmental processes involved in the formation of vegetables. Since the publication of the successful first edition significant discoveries, particularly in ...

Tropical Root and Tuber Crops: Cassava, sweet potato, yams and aroids

Root and tuber crops are important to agriculture, food security and income for 2.2 billion people in developing countries. These species produce large quantities of dietary energy and have stable yields under difficult environmental conditions. Thi...