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Tables of Contents for Geraniums IV
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Dedication
v
 
Preface
xi
 
Acknowledgments
xiii
 
Contributors
xv
 
Status of the Industry
1
2
Growing Media
3
22
Physical properties
3
5
Chemical properties
8
11
Biological properties
19
2
Management and handling
21
4
Beneficial Microbes
25
6
The rhizosphere phenomenon
25
1
Mycorrhizal fungi
26
1
Beneficial rhizobacteria
27
1
Selecting beneficial microbes
28
1
Managing rhizosphere microbes
28
3
Irrigation
31
8
Water stress
31
1
Water quality
31
1
Leaching
32
1
Soil-water-air relationships
32
2
Irrigation methods
34
1
Irrigation system optimization
35
1
Irrigation technology
36
1
Future prospects
37
2
Fertilization
39
16
Major elements
39
3
Trace elements
42
2
Fertility management
44
6
Maintaining plant nutrition
50
5
Light and Temperature
55
10
Light
55
4
Temperature
59
6
Growth Regulating Chemicals
65
10
Auxins
66
1
Gibberellic acid
66
2
Ethephon (Florel)
68
1
Growth retardants
68
4
Silver thiosulfate
72
3
Stock Plants
75
12
Certified stock
75
5
Getting started
80
1
Initial framework
81
1
Intermediate framework
82
1
Peak season harvest management
83
1
Other production alternatives
83
1
Cutting quality
84
3
Vegetative Propagation
87
16
Tissue culture
87
8
Cuttings
95
8
Growing from Vegetative Propagules
103
10
Phase I-preparation
103
3
Phase II-growing the crop
106
4
Phase III-realizing the profit potential
110
3
Plug Culture
113
12
Grow your own plugs or buy them?
113
1
Producing plugs
114
11
Growing From Seedlings
125
10
Factors affecting flowering
127
8
Tree Geraniums
135
6
Gibberellic acid application
135
1
Culture practices
136
1
Steps for production
136
1
Satisfaction geranium trees
137
4
Quality Production
141
4
Environmental effects
141
4
Production Costs
145
12
Overhead costs
146
2
Variable costs
148
1
Loss
149
1
Four-inch pots from cuttings
149
3
Producing seedling geraniums
152
5
Open Markets/Open Minds
157
8
The plants
157
2
Geranium production
159
6
Marketing and Merchandising
165
6
Market plan
166
2
Merchandising
168
3
Use and Care Advice
171
2
Consumer Preferences
173
2
Regal Geraniums
175
16
Ancestry
175
2
Environmental flowering control
177
3
Production phases
180
6
Cultivars
186
5
Ivy Geraniums
191
10
Culture
191
7
Marketing
198
3
Novelty Geraniums
201
6
New Cultivars
207
8
Popular cultivars
207
8
Seedling Diseases
215
6
Greenhouse production diseases
216
2
Outdoor bed diseases
218
3
Foliar Diseases
221
16
Edema
221
2
Botrytis blight
223
5
Fungal leaf spots
228
2
Rust
230
3
Bacterial leaf spots
233
4
Vascular Wilt Diseases
237
14
Bacterial blight
237
5
Southern bacterial blight
242
3
Verticillium wilt
245
6
Stem and Root Diseases
251
16
Pythium root rot and blackleg
251
4
Cottony stem rot
255
1
Thielaviopsis/black root rot
255
7
Bacterial fasciation
262
5
Viral Diseases
267
10
Viral or viral-like agents
268
5
Virus transmission
273
1
Virus control
273
4
Clean Stock Production
277
22
Culture indexing
277
9
Controlling viral diseases
286
1
Virus indexing
287
2
Techniques for eliminating viruses
289
4
Maintaining virus-free plants
293
6
Host Plant Resistance
299
14
Breeding resistant geraniums
302
5
Diseases
307
6
Insects and Other Pests
313
38
Integrated management
313
3
Whiteflies
316
8
Aphids
324
7
Two-spotted spider mites
331
5
Caterpillars and slugs
336
2
Fungus gnats
338
5
Pesticide application
343
8
Physiological and Enviornmental Disorders
351
12
Edema
352
1
Petal shatter
353
1
Gases and volatiles
354
2
Plant wilting
356
1
Misshapen plants or plant parts
356
3
Leaf and plant color
359
4
History
363
10
Breeding Geraniums for 2000 and Beyond
373
16
Breeding programs
373
16
Intellectual Property Protection
389
16
Rationale for breeder's rights
390
1
Plant patents
390
1
Plant variety protection
391
1
General patents
392
1
Geranium cultivar protection
392
6
Documentation
398
1
What is infringement
399
1
Making the decision to patent a variety
400
1
Significant issues for the '90s
401
4
Index
405