Horticulture

Horticulture : Principles and Practices

3.8 (5 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$120.99

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Horticulture, Introduction to Plant Science, and Principles of Crop Production. 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

Product details

  • Hardback | 848 pages
  • 214 x 278 x 36mm | 1,941.4g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 013114412X
  • 9780131144125

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, Nuts, and Small Fruits. Appendices. Glossary. Index.show more

About George Acquaah

George Acquaah is Professor and Chair of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Langston University. A well-known researcher, educator, and author in the field, he is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for excellence in research, teaching, and publishing, including the USDA Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences and the coveted Millennium Award for Excellence in Teaching, presented by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.show more

Rating details

5 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 20% (1)
4 40% (2)
3 40% (2)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X