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The principal feature of the full-color edition of this popular and broad-based text remains a full yet accessible exploration of basic horticulture principles and practices, conveniently organized by unit. Areas covered include: plant science, greenhouse management, using plants in the landscape, lawn and turfgrass establishment and maintenance, vegetable and fruit gardens, and holiday crafts and floral designs. Readers will find a stronger science focus, including updated research on the use of pesticides and insecticides, integrated pest management, and micropropagation. Also new to this richly illustrated Fifth Edition is a striking full-color interior plant identification chart and complete supplement package to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
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This book covers the material and concepts better, is more attractive, is both teacher and student friendly and is more current

"The text is exceptional, with appropriate subjects, reading level, activities, and question sets."

"The graphics and photos are of superior quality."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766815674
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/1/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 8.83 (w) x 11.21 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

H. Edward Reiley is the retired Director of Vocational Education for the Frederick County Board of Education. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture and a Masters degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Maryland. Mr. Reiley is a member of various professional organizations including the American Vocational Association and the American Rhododendron Society. In his spare time he breeds new varieties of azalea hybrids and rhododendrons and manages a nursery.

Carroll L. Shry, Jr., is presently a landscaping nursery production instructor at the Frederick County Vocational Technical Center in Maryland. He holds a BS degree in Agricultural Education/Horticulture from the University of Maryland and an MS in Agricultural Education/Horticulture from West Virginia University. Mr. Shry is active in many professional organizations including the American Horticultural Society, the American Nurserymen's Association and the National FFA Alumni Association. Mr. Shry also operates his own landscape business.

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Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Horticulture: An Introduction
Sect. 2 Plant Science
Sect. 3 Plant Propagation
Sect. 4 Greenhouse Management and Crops
Sect. 5 Integrated Pest Management
Sect. 6 Container-Grown Plants
Sect. 7 Using Plants in the Landscape
Sect. 8 Lawn and Turfgrass Establishment and Maintenance
Sect. 9 The Vegetable Garden
Sect. 10 The Small Fruit Garden
Sect. 11 Holiday Crafts and Floral Designs
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