Introductory Horticulture

Author: H. Edward Reiley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780766815674
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This competency-based, introductory horticulture book is now in its sixth edition. Written in an easy-to-read, engaging style, it enables users to measure their progress. This book includes numerous illustrations to help reinforce written material. It provides a thorough introduction to the world of horticulture. This latest edition includes new chapters on water gardens, dish gardens, and prairie gardens for the more adventuresome gardener.

Introductory Horticulture

Author: E.P. Christopher
Publisher: Daya Books
ISBN: 9788176220569
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Equally Useful For Students And Practitioners Of Horticulture, This Book Describes The Various Horticultural Practices Alongwith Their Scientific Background. The Introductory Part Of The Book Deals With; Classification, Structure And Growth Of Plants; Climatic Requirements Of Horticultural Crops; Soils Selection And Management; Techniques Of Plant Propagation; And The Use Of Plant Growing Structures For Modifying Environmental Conditions. Discussed Further In Detail Are The Principles Involved And Practices Used For The Growing Of More Common Vegetable, Flower And Fruit Crops. Cultural Practices For Specific Crops Have Been Described, Wherever Possible. Some Of The Allied Topics Like Principles Of Land-Scaping Growth Abnormalities Of Plants And Control Of Insects And Diseases; And Organisation Of Horticultural Shows, Have Been Covered In The Concluding Section Of The Book. Books For Further Reading Have Been Listed Under Select References And An Exhaustive Subject Index Has Been Appended To The Text. Chapter 1: Field Of Horticulture; Relation To Other Sciences And To The Individual, Fruits, Vegetables, Ornamentals, Statistics, Chapter 2: Classification Structure And Growth Of Plants; Botanical: Genus And Species, Horticultural: Animal, Biennial And Perrennial: Variety, Sport, And Strain, Cell And Tissues: Meristems, Roots, Stems, Flowers: Buds, Suckers, Water, Sprouts, Spurs And Other Specialized Stems, Growth: Photosynthesis, Respiration, Transpiration, Translocation, Tropisms, Chapter 3: Climate And Horticulture; Regional Influences: Temperature, Moisture, Light, Site Influences: Size, Elevation, Slope, Soil, Frost, Drought Floods, Chapter 4: Soil And Soil Amendments; Origin And Composition: Texture, Structure, Acidity, Fertility, Chemical Fertilizers: Npk, Nutrient Balance, Biological Properties: Composts, Water And Air, Selection And Management, Soil Tests, Chapter 5: Plant Propagation; Seedage: Influence Of Environment, Testing, Hybrids, Cuttage: Types, Media, Special Treatment, Layerage: Runners, Rhizomes, Bulbs And Corms: Division, Separation, Graftage, Compatibility: Special Techniques, Chapter 6: Plant Growing Structure; Purpose: Types, Old Frame, Hotbed, Sash House, Greenhouse, Construction: Heating, Layout, Shade Houses, Chapter 7: Vegetable Crops I; Rotation, Layout, Succession, Intercropping, Plant Growing, Transplanting, Soil And Cultivation, Perennials, Asparagus, Rhubarb, Greens: Spinach, Swiss Chard, Kale, Collards, Salad Crops: Lettuce, Endive, Celery, Cole Crops: Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Chapter 8: Vegetable Crops Ii; Irrgation: Weed Control, Root Crops: Carrot, Beet, Parsnip, Turnip, Radish, Bulb Crops: Onions, Beans And Peas: Sweet Potato, Sweet Corn, Solanaceous Fruits: Tomato, Pepper, Eggplant, Vine Crops: Cucumber, Muskmelon, Watermelon, Squash And Pumpkin, Potato, Chapter 9: Outdoor Floriculture; Outdoor Gardens: Plant Types And Arrangement, Annuals, Biennials, Perennials, Including Roses: Common Examples And Culture, Chapter 10: Indoor Floriculture; Soils, Including Sterilization: Soilless Culture, Light, Humidity, Ventilation, Florist Crops: Potted Plants, Bulbs, Cut Flowers, Chapter 11: Tree Fruits (Pomes); Apple: General Culture, Prunning, Flower Bud Formation: Pollination And Fruit Set, Thinning, Harvesting, Rootstocks, Pear, Quince, Chapter 12: Drupe And Evergreen Fruits; Peach: Winter Hardiness And Injury, Rest And Dormancy, General Culture, Prunning, Nectarine, Apricot And Almond, Plums, Cherries, Evergreen Fruits: Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Avocado, Chapter 13: Small Fruits; Strawberries: Brambles, Raspberries, Blackberries, Currants And Gooseberries, Blueberries, Craneberries, Grape, Chapter 14: Home Landscape; Planning: Areas, Walks, Drives: Lawns, Trees, Shrubs, Ground Covers And Vines: Climate Control, Special Gardens, Chapter 15: Nurseries And Arboriculture; Nursery Industry: Organization, Canning, Arboriculture: Prunning, Bracing, Feeding, Cavities, Transplanting, Chapter 16: Plant Growing Problems: Abnormalities And Pest Control; Diagnosis: Environmental And Physiological Disorders, Diseases, Bacterial, Fungus, Virus, Insects: Chewing, Sucking, Miscellaneous Pests: Nematodes, Ants, Mice, Controlling Insects And Diseases: Environmental, Natural Enemies, Chemicals, Chapter 17: Storage And Marketing; Respiration: Transpiration, Atmosphere, Mechanical Refrigeration, Insulation, Precooling, Canning, Freezing, Marketing, Handling, Chapter 18: Horticultural Shows And Judging; Purpose: Preparation, Exhibiting, Judging.

Plants People And The Planet

Author: Nathaniel Mitkowski
Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781626618640
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Other than the occasional houseplant, or backyard garden, few people give a lot of thought to the plants around them, yet plants form an integral part of our world. We depend on them for food. We use them to build. We harvest them for fuel, and even for fashion. "Plants, People, and the Planet" explores the critical role plants play in our lives, and in our societies. It explains plants, from their molecular structure to their place on the dinner table. The book addresses contemporary issues in horticulture, and how these issues impact the planet. Topics covered in the book include: plant products and their uses, plant biology and morphology, plant genealogy and geography, the meaning of "organic," field-covering crops, food plants, and sustainability. Written in an accessible and readable style, Plants, People, and the Planet is ideal for introductory courses in horticulture, plant sciences, and sustainability. Dr. Nathaniel Mitkowski is a professor of plant pathology in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Rhode Island. He teaches introductory horticulture and numerous upper level classes in turf and ornamental pathology, turfgrass management and plant improvement. His research is split between diseases of turfgrasses and plant-parasitic nematodes. He has authored dozens of papers on turfgrass and nematode diseases and is nationally recognized for his work in these fields. He received a Ph.D in plant pathology from Cornell University in 2001. Dr. Bridget Ruemmele is a professor of plant breeding in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Rhode Island. She teaches introductory horticulture, turfgrass management, fruit culture, weed science and plant breeding and genetics. Her specialization is in turfgrass improvement and she has worked on the development of many different improved turfgrass varieties. She received her Ph.D in horticulture from the University of Minnesota in 1989.

Introductory Horticulture

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478404906
Size: 19.86 MB
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Introductory Horticulture. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Introduction To Horticultural Science

Author: Richard N. Arteca
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305177800
Size: 47.63 MB
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Designed to provide readers with a full appreciation of the wonderful world of horticultural science, the Second Edition of INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE covers everything the reader needs to know in a comprehensive format that is easy to understand. Coverage includes critical topics such as fundamental concepts, cutting edge research, careers in horticulture, the relationship between horticulture and the environment, classification of plants, and plant anatomy. Readers are also introduced to key concepts such as plant propagation, media, nutrients and fertilizers, plants and the environment, plant growth regulators, post harvest physiology and pest management, greenhouse structures, nursery site selection, development and facilities, producing nursery crops, and floral design. Through enhanced visual aids and the inclusion of recent trends in the field, the second edition has been designed to peak reader interest and improve reader understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introductory Horticulture

Author: H. Edward Reiley
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 9781401889524
Size: 57.16 MB
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Introductory Horticulture, Seventh Edition is a text that has had longstanding success and has become a tried and true resource for teachers and students as well as professional horticulturists and gardening enthusiasts. It is comprehensive and easy to read, and is well thought out and organized. There are key terms highlighted throughout that allow the reader to focus on exactly what they need to learn and retain, and also a self evaluation at the end of each chapter to help keep the reader on track. Perhaps most importantly, this 7th edition boasts all of the latest technology and trends to keep the reader on the cutting edge. It addresses such things as water gardens, xeroscaping, and biological disease control, and includes an AHS plant heat zone map for better planning and plant selection. It covers all basic horticulture science and practical cultural needs so that the reader is well versed in the fundamentals, and boasts a large amount of 4-color illustrations.

Introduction To Horticulture

Author: Charles B. Schroeder
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781256836766
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Horticulture is an exciting field of study. Horticulture makes the world a better place to live. All people benefit from the diverse products and services of horticulture. This diversity offers many career opportunities. Even with the broad emphasis, horticulture has one central focus -- using plants to benefit people. - Preface.

The Biology Of Horticulture

Author: John E. Preece
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN:
Size: 69.41 MB
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This comprehensive book provides a thorough scientific foundation on the growth and care of plants common to all horticultural commodities. Continuing in the tradition of the first edition, it incorporates the principles behind the techniques described in other ''how-to'' horticulture texts. By providing readers with a thorough grounding in the science of horticulture, it successfully prepares them for more specialized studies in nursery management, floriculture, landscaping, vegetable and fruit science.