Author: H. Edward Reiley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2002
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.
Author: H. Edward Reiley
Publisher: Delmar Pub
Release Date: 2007
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.
Author: E.P. Christopher
Publisher: Daya Books
Release Date: 2005-01-01
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.
Revised for the NINTH EDITION, the LAB MANUAL TO ACCOMPANY INTRODUCTORY HORTICULTURE contains a variety of exercises to help students retain and apply key concepts and information presented in the book. Labs are organized by book sections, and this edition features new exercises related to tomato grafting, designing gardens, the safe operation of power equipment, and utilizing apps as horticultural tools.
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.
Author: John E. Preece
Release Date: 2005-01-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering
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.
An all-new option for introductory horticulture or plant science courses, Horticulture Today engages students with practical information they can use and hands-on activities they perform. Written by two dynamic agriculture educators, the text presents a contemporary overview of the horticulture industry, then provides thorough coverage of plant science, horticultural practices, landscape design and maintenance, and integrated pest management. In developing an appreciation for the diversity and global context of horticulture, Horticulture Today helps students to develop literacy in Green Industry careers as well as the skills they will need to succeed.
Author: George Acquaah
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release Date: 2011-11-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Now in its fourth edition, Horticulture: Principles and Practices continues to explore horticulture as a science, an art, and a business, meeting the practical information needs of everyone involved in the discipline – from the small urban gardener/hobbyist to the large-scale producer. Hailed by many as the leading text of its kind and the best introductory horticulture book available today, this new edition is completely updated to include the latest developments and newest technologies. New features include two sets of sixteen-page color inserts, over 150 new photos, and Industry Highlights provided by twelve horticulture experts. The color inserts are directly and effectively tied to the text and are referenced throughout.
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.
Home Horticulture: Principles and Practices is designed as an introductory horticulture textbook that is also appropriate for the non-horticulturist or student who may not major in horticulture, but who wants to know more about horticulture and how plants work on a practical level. It is filled with practical tips and insights, tables, color photos, and line drawings with a strong scientific foundation. Background scientific information provides a deeper understanding, and sets the stage for the multiple chapters that address the application of science and principles. This scientific approach focuses on how plants work, and how to be successful in growing them. Practical application of scientific principles is shown through exercises provided at the end of each chapter. The hands-on exercises range from easy to challenging, and many of them require no special equipment or materials to complete. This practical application reinforces what students have learned and aids in gaining a deeper understanding of the plant culture.
Author: Richard N. Arteca
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2014-02-14
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.
Did you know that plants and plant products can be used to improve people’s cognitive, physical, psychological, and social functioning? Well, they can, and Horticulture as Therapy is the book to show you how! If you are already familiar with the healing potential of horticultural therapy, or even practice horticultural therapy, this book will help you enrich your knowledge and skills and revitalize your practice. You will learn how horticultural therapy can be used with different populations in a variety of settings, what resources are available, effective treatment strategies, and the concepts behind horticultural treatment. The first comprehensive text on the practice of horticulture as therapy, this one-of-a-kind book will enable the profession to educate future horticultural therapists with fundamental knowledge and skills as they embark on careers as practitioners, researchers, and educators. You come to understand the relationship between people and plants more deeply as you learn about: vocational, social, and therapeutic programs in horticulture special populations including children, older adults, those who exhibit criminal behavior, and those with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health disorders, or traumatic brain injury use of horticultural therapy in botanical gardening and community settings adaptive gardening techniques applied research documentation and assessment in horticultural practice Horticulture as Therapy establishes, integrates, and communicates a foundation of knowledge for horticultural therapists, other therapists, horticulturists, students, research scientists, gardeners, and others interested in this special and unique kind of therapy. By reading Horticulture as Therapy, you will see how you can make a difference in the health and well-being of so many people, today and tomorrow.
Principles of Horticulture, Second Edition covers the various topics concerning plant cultivation for agricultural use. The book is comprised of 17 chapters that tackle the various areas of concerns in horticulture. The coverage of the text includes the nurturing aspects of horticulture, including growth and development, genetics and breeding, and nutrition. The book also covers the various threats and problems encountered by horticulturists, such as pests, weeds, and harmful microorganisms. The text will be of great use to researchers and practitioners of plant-related fields, such as botany, agriculture, and particularly horticulture.