Horticulture: Principles and Practices / Edition 1

Horticulture: Principles and Practices / Edition 1

by George Acquaah, Acquaah
     
 

ISBN-10: 0135182751

ISBN-13: 9780135182758

Pub. Date: 07/09/1998

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

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…  See more details below

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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. This resource details the underlying science of horticulture, protecting horticultural plants, propagating horticultural plants, growing plants indoors and growing plants outdoors including ornamentals vegetables, fruits and nuts. For horticulture professionals and hobbyists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135182758
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
07/09/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
772
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 11.23(h) x 1.38(d)

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Table of Contents

I. THE UNDERLYING SCIENCE.

1. What Is Horticulture?
2. Classifying and Naming Horticultural Products.
3. Plant Anatomy.
4. Plant Growth Environment.
5. Plant Physiology.
6. Plant Genetics and Improvement.
7. Post Harvest Handling and Marketing of Horticultural Products.

II. PROTECTING HORTICULTURAL PLANTS.

8. Biological Enemies of Horticultural Plants.
9. Principles and Methods of Disease and Pest Control.

III. PROPAGATING HORTICULTURAL PLANTS.

10. Sexual Propagation.
11. Asexual Propagation.

IV. GROWING PLANTS INDOORS.

12. Growing Houseplants.
13. Terrarium Culture.
14. Bonsai: The Art of Miniature Plant Culture.
15. Controlled-Environment Horticulture.
16. Growing Succulents.

V. GROWING PLANTS OUTDOORS: ORNAMENTALS.

17. Principles of Landscaping.
18. Nursery Production and Installation of the Landscape.
19. Turf Production and Use.
20. Pruning.
21. Maintenance of the Landscape and Garden.
22. Cut and Dried Flowers: Production and Arranging.

VI. GROWING PLANTS OUTDOORS: VEGETABLES, FRUITS, AND NUTS.

23. Growing Vegetables.
24. Herb Gardening.
25. Organic Farming.
26. Management of Selected Fruit Trees and Small Fruits.
Appendices.
Glossary.
Index.

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