Horticulture : Principles and Practices / Edition 3

Horticulture : Principles and Practices / Edition 3

by George Acquaah
     
 

ISBN-10: 013114412X

ISBN-13: 9780131144125

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 discipline—from the small urban gardener/hobbyist to the large-scale producer. Hailed by many as the leading text of its kind and the best

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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 discipline—from 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 Products

Protecting Horticultural Plants

Biological Enemies of Horticultural Plants; Principles and Methods of Disease and Pest Control

Propagating Horticultural Plants

Sexual Propagation; Asexual Propagation

Growing 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131144125
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
04/30/2004
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
848
Product dimensions:
7.96(w) x 10.48(h) x 1.41(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, Nuts, and Small Fruits.

Appendices.

Glossary.

Index.

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