Horticulture: Principles and Practices, 1/e
George Acquaah, Langston University
Published July, 1998 by Prentice Hall Career & Technology
Copyright 1999, 772 pp.
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Introduction to Horticulture-Agriculture
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 horticultureornamental
horticulture, fruit culture, vegetable culture, and landscape architectureand
covers all the essential principles and practices of horticulture
pertaining to indoor and outdoor production. The emphasis throughout
is on the underlying scienceincluding current technologyand
how it is applied in practical horticulture.
Horticulture as a science, an art, and as a business.
An emphasis on the basic principles and practices of
- 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 exploration of the four general areas of horticultureOrnamental
horticulture, fruit culture, vegetable culture, and landscape architecture.
- Minimizes regional and national biases.
All the essential principles and practices of horticulture
pertaining to indoor and outdoor production.
- Introduces students to the full range of horticultural
An integration of the underlying science and practice
of horticultureIncluding current technology.
Extensive illustration programFeatures 600 photographs
and line drawings with comprehensive captions, and numerous detailed
A consistent pedagogic format in each chapterChapter
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.
Introduction: What Is Horticulture?
I. THE UNDERLYING SCIENCE.
1. Classifying and Naming Horticultural Plants.
II. PROTECTING HORTICULTURAL PLANTS.
2. Plant Anatomy.
3. Plant Growth Environment.
4. Plant Physiology.
5. Plant Genetics and Improvement.
6. Biological Enemies of Horticultural Plants.
III. PROPAGATING HORTICULTURAL PLANTS.
7. Principles and Methods of Disease and Pest Control.
8. Sexual Propagation.
IV. GROWING PLANTS INDOORS.
9. Asexual Propagation.
10. Growing House Plants.
V. GROWING PLANTS OUTDOORS.
11. Controlled Environment Horticulture.
12. Principles of Landscaping.
VI. GROWING GARDEN CROPS.
13. Nursery Production and Installation of the Landscape.
14. Lawn Establishment and Maintenance.
16. Maintenance of the Landscape and Garden.
17. Growing Vegetables.
VII. MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS.
18. Herb Gardening.
19. Management of Selected Fruit Trees and Small Fruits.
20. Postharvest Handling and Marketing of Horticultural
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.