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This new text provides a comprehensive introduction to the fascinating world of plant science. From the basic requirements for plant growth, to genetic engineering and biotechnology, this easy to understand book is ideal for the high school level agriscience curriculum or college freshman level plant science course. Each chapter begins with learning objectives and key words and ends with a cumulative review — complete with hands-on activities, instructor and student resources and references for further research. Students will learn about the origins of cultivated plants, structure and anatomy, photosynthesis, respiration, propagation, production of major agronomic crops and much, much more.
A textbook which explores the plant kingdom and origins of cultivated plants, requirements for plant growth, plant propagation, and the production of major agronomic crops.
The Plant Kingdom. Origins of Cultivated Plants. Structure of Cultivated Plants. Anatomy of Plants. Soils. Water. Nutrients. Temperature. Light. Biological Interactions. Photosynthesis. Respiration. Basics of Plant Growth. Vegetative Growth. Plant Propagation. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. Major Agronomic Crops. Cereal Grains, Forage Grasses and Oil Seeds. Food Legumes and Forage Legumes. Vegetables. Small Fruits. Fruit and Nut Production, Flowers and Foliage. Sod Production. Careers in Plant Sciences and Horticulture. Glossary & Appendix.