Plant propagation: principles and practice

7th edition
Hudson, T., Hartmann, H.T. & Kester, D. 2002.
896 pp. with CD-ROM format
Prentice Hall
ISBN 0-13-679235-9

A hallmark book, one of the most successful of its kind, which provides an excellent coverage of all aspects of the propagation of plants - both sexual and asexual - with considerable attention given to human (vs natural) efforts to increase plant numbers. The book presents both the art and science of propagation, and conveys knowledge of specific kinds of plants and the particular methods by which those plants must be propagated. A five-part organization outlines general aspects of plant propagation, seed propagation, vegetative propagation, methods of micropropagation, and propagation of selected plants.

Tropical trees: propagation and planting manuals

Volume 1: Rooting Cuttings of Tropical Trees

Volume 2: Raising Seedlings of Tropical Trees

Volume 3: Growing Good Tropical Trees for Planting

Volume 4: Preparing to Plant Tropical Trees

Volume 5: Planting and establishment of tropical trees

Volumes 1-4 can be obtained in spiral bound paper versions from:
Longman, K.A. 1993.
Commonwealth Science Council, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HX, UK.

This series is aimed at the field practitioner, is well illustrated, and very clearly presented. Highly recommended.

Roadside bio-engineering: a reference manual

Howell, J. 1999.
His Majesty's Government of Nepal.
ISBN 1-86192-170-5

An excellent practical manual explaining the various techniques - many using vegetative propagation - for using plants (including trees) to stabilise slopes.

Rapid propagation of fast-growing woody species

Baker, F.W.G. 1992.
CASAFA Report Series No. 3. 125 pp.
CAB International, Wallingford, UK.

Eleven papers and recommendations are included from a symposium organized by CASAFA (Committee on the Application of Science to Agriculture, Forestry and Aquaculture) in late 1989. An introductory chapter discusses Plant cell and tissue culture: progress and prospects. Ten other chapters address rapid and mass propagation of a number of tropical and temperate genera, including Acacia, Casuarina, Eucalyptus, Musa, Paulownia, Populus and Salix and bamboos. An index is provided.

Organization of small-scale tree nurseries

Shanks, E. & Carter, J. 1994.
Rural Development Forestry Study Guide No. 1.
Rural Development Forestry Network.
Overseas Development Institute.
ISBN 0-85003-202-4

This guide explores the organizational and managerial aspects of small-scale nurseries, and assesses the processes of decentralization and diversification. There are case studies from Bolivia, Kenya, Nepal, Sudan, Tanzania and Vietnam.

Seed propagation of Mediterranean trees and shrubs

Seed propagation of mediterranean trees and shrubs, 2003
Propagazione per seme di alberi e arbusti della flora mediterranea, (in italian), 2003
APAT - Agency for the protection of the environment and for technical services, 120 pp.
Rome, Italy

This publication is the translation of Chapter 12 of the ANPA Handbook "Propagation of Mediterranean trees and shrubs from seed' (Propagazione per seme di alberi e arbusti della flora mediterranea).
This document is a compilation of propagation data of 120 Mediterranean plants.
Beti Piotto and Anna Di Noi Editors, ANPA (Agenzia Nazionale per la Protezione dell'Ambiente), 2001.

last updated:  Tuesday, July 3, 2007