Plant Science: Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants / Edition 5

Plant Science: Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants / Edition 5

by Margaret E. McMahon
ISBN-10:
0135014077
ISBN-13:
2900135014072
Pub. Date:
06/11/2010
Publisher:
Pearson

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Plant Science: Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants / Edition 5

Plant Science: Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants, Fifth Edition, is an outstanding resource for anyone with an interest in how plants are grown and utilized for maintaining and adding enjoyment to human life. The text starts with the fundamentals of botany, plant physiology, and environmental factors affecting plant growth, while later sections integrate those topics into strategies of producing plants for human use as food, fiber, and recreation. The concept of sustainability and sustainable methods of growing plants runs throughout the text. Whether you are familiar or unfamiliar with plant science, this book will give you a firm understanding of concepts and terminology related to the growing of plants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900135014072
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 06/11/2010
Series: Agribooks the Pearson Custom Publishing Program for Agriculture Series
Edition description: NE
Pages: 688
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

unit one

Environmental, Cultural, and Social Factors That Influence the Cultivation and Utilization of Plants

1 History, Trends, Issues, and Challenges in Plant Science

2 Terrestrial Ecosystems and Their Relationship to Cultivating Plants

3 Growing Plants for Human Use

4 Climate

5 Soils

unit two

Plant Structure, Chemistry, Growth, Development, Genetics, Biodiversity, and Processes

6 Structure of Higher Plants

7 Plant Growth and Development

8 Plant Chemistry and Metabolism

9 Genetics and Propagation

10 Cultivated Plants: Naming, Classifying, Origin, Improvement, and Germplasm Diversity and Preservation

11 Photosynthesis and Respiration

12 Water Relations

13 Mineral Nutrition

unit three

Plant Production and Utilization of Plants

14 Soil, Water, and Fertility Management

15 Integrated Management of Weeds, Insects, Diseases, and Other Pests

16 General Considerations for Production, Harvest, Postharvest Handling, and Marketing

17 Field Crops Grown for Food, Fiber, and Fuel

18 Forage Crops and Rangelands

19 Vegetable Production

20 Temperate Fruit and Nut Crops

21 Tropical and Subtropical Crop and Crop Production Systems

22 Nursery Production

23 Floriculture

24 Turfgrasses

25 Landscape Plants

26 Constructed Landscapes and Landscape Design Considerations

Appendix

Glossary

Index

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