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Horticulture: Principles and Practices, 1/e

George Acquaah, Langston University

Published July, 1998 by Prentice Hall Career & Technology

Copyright 1999, 772 pp.
Cloth
ISBN 0-13-518275-1


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Summary

For undergraduate-level courses in Introductory Horticulture and Principles of Crop Production. Written from the point of view of the horticulturalist, this comprehensive introduction to horticulture as a science, art, and business explores the four general areas of horticulture—ornamental horticulture, fruit culture, vegetable culture, and landscape architecture—and covers all the essential principles and practices of horticulture pertaining to indoor and outdoor production. The emphasis throughout is on the underlying science—including current technology—and how it is applied in practical horticulture.

Features


Horticulture as a science, an art, and as a business.

  • Helps students develop a broad understanding of all the dimensions of the field, showing how they are interconnected, and expanding their view of the opportunities available.
An emphasis on the basic principles and practices of horticulture.
  • Minimizes regional and national biases.
An exploration of the four general areas of horticulture—Ornamental horticulture, fruit culture, vegetable culture, and landscape architecture.
  • Introduces students to the full range of horticultural topics.
All the essential principles and practices of horticulture pertaining to indoor and outdoor production.
An integration of the underlying science and practice of horticulture—Including current technology.
Extensive illustration program—Features 600 photographs and line drawings with comprehensive captions, and numerous detailed tables.
A consistent pedagogic format in each chapter—Chapter objectives or purpose; Expected outcomes; An Overview; Clear headings and subheadings; Highlighted, defined, and cross-referenced key words and terms; Brief summary; List of literature; List of key words and terms used; Suggested practice activities; Multi-part Outcomes Assessment for self-evaluation — organized at three levels of difficulty to test knowledge of facts and ideas as well as synthesis and application.
  • Keeps students focused as they study each chapter and provides convenient in-text resources for review and self-assessment.
A glossary.


Table of Contents
    Introduction: What Is Horticulture?
I. THE UNDERLYING SCIENCE.
    1. Classifying and Naming Horticultural Plants.
    2. Plant Anatomy.
    3. Plant Growth Environment.
    4. Plant Physiology.
    5. Plant Genetics and Improvement.
II. PROTECTING HORTICULTURAL PLANTS.
    6. Biological Enemies of Horticultural Plants.
    7. Principles and Methods of Disease and Pest Control.
III. PROPAGATING HORTICULTURAL PLANTS.
    8. Sexual Propagation.
    9. Asexual Propagation.
IV. GROWING PLANTS INDOORS.
    10. Growing House Plants.
    11. Controlled Environment Horticulture.
V. GROWING PLANTS OUTDOORS.
    12. Principles of Landscaping.
    13. Nursery Production and Installation of the Landscape.
    14. Lawn Establishment and Maintenance.
    15. Pruning.
    16. Maintenance of the Landscape and Garden.
VI. GROWING GARDEN CROPS.
    17. Growing Vegetables.
    18. Herb Gardening.
VII. MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS.
    19. Management of Selected Fruit Trees and Small Fruits.
    20. Postharvest Handling and Marketing of Horticultural Plants.
    21. Organic Farming.
    22. Cut and Dried Flowers: Production and Arranging.
    23. Computers in Horticulture.
    24. Growing Succulents.
    25. Terrarium Culture.
    26. Bonsai — The Art of Miniature Plant Culture.
    Glossary.
    Index.


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