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About the Horticulture Compendium

The Horticulture Compendium is a unique encyclopedic resource of authoritative horticultural datasheets providing global coverage of temperate, tropical and subtropical horticultural food crops. The Horticulture Compendium joins CABI’s critically-acclaimed compendia series, making a real difference to the working lives of people across the globe by bringing together a vast selection of information into one place.

The datasheets are enhanced with images, a bibliographic database, full text articles and data from specialist organizations. New datasheets and datasets will continue to be added, reviewed and updated.

Citation

Please cite the Horticulture Compendium as follows:

For the compilation as a whole
CABI, current year. Horticulture Compendium. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. www.cabi.org/hc.

For an individual datasheet where no author is attributed
CABI, current year. Piper nigrum. In: Horticulture Compendium. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. www.cabi.org/hc.

For an individual datasheet where authors are attributed in the Contributor section

CABI, current year. Piper nigrum [original text by AN Author]. In: Horticulture Compendium. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. www.cabi.org/hc.

Contributors may cite their data sheets as follows:
CABI, 2016. Piper nigrum [original text by AN Author]. In: Horticulture Compendium. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

Content coverage

Datasheets
Highly structured comprehensive horticultural crop datasheets (vegetables, fruits, nuts, herbs/spices and commodity crops) including sections on: taxonomy; growth stages; biology and ecology; genetics/main cultivars; key pests/non-infectious disorders; uses; propagation; cultivation; harvesting; postharvest treatment; nutritional value; production and trade; phytosanitary issues and food safety.

Key Topic Datasheets
Peer-reviewed Key Topic datasheets on subjects of general horticultural interest, specifically written for the Compendium by international experts (see Contributors for a full list of acknowledgements). Topics include Food Safety, Harvesting, Postharvest Storage, Cultivation Techniques and Decision Support Systems.

Not included: cut flowers / grasses / ornamental plants / landscaping and gardening

Pest Datasheets
Concise datasheets providing a basic understanding of the relevant pests affecting those horticultural crops covered in the Compendium.

Glossary
Many terminologies and publications were consulted during the course of selection and compilation of the glossary.

Abstracts
A subset of the latest two years' research on crop management and storage from CAB Abstracts, updated weekly, with full text of selected journal and conference articles

Smart Searches have been prepared by our information experts to help the user get the quickest and best results. Contact us if you would like a topic adding to the Smart Search list.

Bibliographic Data
For species with detailed datasheets, references given are those supplied by datasheet authors or books. Cited references and abstracts can be viewed directly from within a datasheet.

Acknowledgements and Contributing Authors
The Horticulture Compendium could not have been produced without the collaboration of experts from around the world. See the list of authors, reviewers and consultants who have contributed towards the development of the Compendium.

CABI acknowledges the contributions of a number of highly valued CABI books in the design and creation of the Horticulture Compendium. All of these books, and many other horticulture titles, can be found on the CABI bookshop.

Release Notes
We also produce Release Notes outlining the latest updates to the Horticulture Compendium.