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Horticulturae — An International, Multidisciplinary, Open Access Journal

Department of Horticulture, University of Kentucky, N318 Agricultural Sciences North Lexington, KY 40546, USA
Horticulturae 2015, 1(1), 1-2;
Received: 23 December 2014 / Revised: 25 December 2014 / Accepted: 25 December 2014 / Published: 20 January 2015
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Horticulture plays an integral role in human existence. As foods, in interior surroundings and exterior landscapes, and in forms of artistic expression, there is no social group worldwide for whom horticulture has not played a profound role [1]. Horticultural plants and their products provide critical nutrition and nutraceutical compounds which sustain life, provide environments for leisure, recreation, and improved mental health, and play essential roles in ecology and biodiversity. As the population grows, horticulture is destined to play increasingly critical roles in maintaining human health and happiness.[...] View Full-Text
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