Horticulture

Horticulture : Principles and Practices

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For Introduction to Horticulture, Introduction to Plant Science, and Principles of Crop Production courses at the undergraduate level.Written from the point of view of the horticulturalist, this comprehensive introduction to horticulture as a science, art, and business explores the four general areas of horticulture--ornamental horticulture, fruit culture, vegetable culture, and landscape architecture--and covers all the essential principles and practices of horticulture pertaining to indoor and outdoor production. The emphasis throughout is on the underlying science--including current technology--and how it is applied in practical horticulture.show more

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  • Hardback | 787 pages
  • 213.36 x 276.86 x 38.1mm | 1,905.08g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • glossary, index
  • 0130331252
  • 9780130331250

Table of contents

I. THE UNDERLYING SCIENCE. 1. What Is Horticulture? 2. Classifying and Naming Horticultural Products. 3. Plant Anatomy. 4. Plant Growth Environment. 5. Plant Physiology. 6. Plant Genetics and Improvement. 7. Post Harvest Handling and Marketing of Horticultural Products. II. PROTECTING HORTICULTURAL PLANTS. 8. Biological Enemies of Horticultural Plants. 9. Principles and Methods of Disease and Pest Control. III. PROPAGATING HORTICULTURAL PLANTS. 10. Sexual Propagation. 11. Asexual Propagation. IV. GROWING PLANTS INDOORS. 12. Growing Houseplants. 13. Terrarium Culture. 14. Bonsai: The Art of Miniature Plant Culture. 15. Controlled-Environment Horticulture. 16. Growing Succulents. V. GROWING PLANTS OUTDOORS: ORNAMENTALS. 17. Principles of Landscaping. 18. Nursery Production and Installation of the Landscape. 19. Turf Production and Use. 20. Pruning. 21. Maintenance of the Landscape and Garden. 22. Cut and Dried Flowers: Production and Arranging. VI. GROWING PLANTS OUTDOORS: VEGETABLES, FRUITS, AND NUTS. 23. Growing Vegetables. 24. Herb Gardening. 25. Organic Farming. 26. Management of Selected Fruit Trees and Small Fruits. Appendices. Glossary. Index.show more

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