Practical Horticulture

Practical Horticulture

by Laura Williams Rice, Robert P. Rice
     
 

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An easily readable and scientifically thorough text, Practical Horticulture provides the basics in horticultural science and clearly illustrates the applications of that knowledge in both home and production agriculture. In addition to a plethora of photographs and precisely illustrated drawings, the fifth edition boasts a comprehensive primary section on

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An easily readable and scientifically thorough text, Practical Horticulture provides the basics in horticultural science and clearly illustrates the applications of that knowledge in both home and production agriculture. In addition to a plethora of photographs and precisely illustrated drawings, the fifth edition boasts a comprehensive primary section on anatomy, physiology nomenclature and other basic topics, as well as secondary sections to focus the student's studies on either horticulture or indoor plants.

New to this substantially revised edition:

  • Updated Internet resources at the end of each chapter for further online study
  • A listing of trade and professional journals, as well as national and international professional horticultural organizations
  • An introduction to the ethics of horticulture, including samples of a professional organization's ethical guidelines
  • New material on safety with regard to the mixing and application of pesticides, and pesticides residues, as well as allied information on non-chemical pest and disease control
  • A soil texture diagram and an expanded section on the role of soil organisms in plant growth
  • Concise sections on commercial production of container-grown landscape plants, bedding plants, vegetables, commercial seed production, and greenhouse pot plants

Editorial Reviews

In this update of the 2000 edition, the Rices add new material on defining a "plant" in light of current research into genetic relationships among organisms, ethics in horticulture, commercial plant production technology, pesticide safety, and a summary of US legislation regarding agricultural pesticides. Includes b&w photos, Web resources, a list of North American plant societies, and a glossary. Two-page color American Horticultural Society plant heat-zone and USDA plant hardiness zone maps bookcase the text. First published in 1986. The authors' academic roots are not given. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Booknews
A textbook for a course in horticultural design for non-majors, and a reference for both amateur and professional ornamental gardeners. Explains the fundamentals of horticulture and techniques for growing plants inside and outside. Updated from the 1993 edition (first in 1986) with new photographs and bibliographical references, and new information on floral arrangements and pesticides. Illustrated mostly in black and white with four pages of color prints. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780030414558
Publisher:
Saunders College Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/1980
Pages:
501

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