Horticulture : Principles and Practices / Edition 3by George Acquaah
Pub. Date: 04/30/2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Now in its third edition, Horticulture: Principles and Practices continues to explore horticulture as a science, an art, and a business, meeting the practical information needs of everyone involved in the disciplinefrom the small urban gardener/hobbyist to the large-scale producer. Hailed by many as the leading text of its kind and the best/i>/b>… See more details below
Now in its third edition, Horticulture: Principles and Practices continues to explore horticulture as a science, an art, and a business, meeting the practical information needs of everyone involved in the disciplinefrom the small urban gardener/hobbyist to the large-scale producer. Hailed by many as the leading text of its kind and the best introductory horticulture book available today, this new edition is completely updated to include the latest developments and newest technologies.
Chapters are organized into six main parts:The Underlying Science
What Is Horticulture?; Classifying and Naming Horticultural Plants; Plant Anatomy; Plant Growth Environment; Plant Physiology; Plant Genetics and Improvement; Postharvest Handling and Marketing of Horticultural ProductsProtecting Horticultural Plants
Biological Enemies of Horticultural Plants; Principles and Methods of Disease and Pest ControlPropagating Horticultural Plants
Sexual Propagation; Asexual PropagationGrowing Plants Indoors
Growing Houseplants; Terrarium Culture: Bonsai: The Art of Miniature Plant Culture; Controlled-Environment Horticulture; Growing Succulents Growing Plants Outdoors: Ornamentals Principles of Landscaping: Nursery Production and Installation of the Landscape; Turf Production and Use; Pruning; Maintenance of the Landscape and Garden; Cut and Dried Flowers: Production and Arranging Growing Plants Outdoors: Vegetables, Fruits, and Nuts
Growing Vegetables; Herb Gardening; OrganicFanning; Management of Selected Fruit Trees, Nuts, and Small Fruits
This text is particularly useful for undergraduate courses in introductory horticulture, introductory plant science, and principles of crop production. Additional resources are available to instructors who adopt this text for a course.
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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.
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, Nuts, and Small Fruits.
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