Practical Horticulture

ISBN-10: 0130946346
ISBN-13: 9780130946348
Edition: 5th 2003
List price: $106.20
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Description: For undergraduate survey/non-major courses in Horticulture. Providing a scientifically-based, yet practical introduction to horticulture, this text presents material relevant to the way people encounter horticulture in everyday life (landscapes,  More...

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List price: $106.20
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/3/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

For undergraduate survey/non-major courses in Horticulture. Providing a scientifically-based, yet practical introduction to horticulture, this text presents material relevant to the way people encounter horticulture in everyday life (landscapes, houseplants, vegetable gardens), while introducing important aspects of horticultural science and commercial practices.

Preface
Fundamentals of Horticulture
Introduction
The Divisions of Professional Horticulture
The Profession of Horticulture
Recreational Horticulture
Climate and Plant Growth
Climate and Seasons
Elements of Climate
Factors Modifying Climate
Microclimates
Plant-Growing Zones of North America
Botanical Nomenclature, Anatomy, and Physiology
What Is a Plant?
Plant Nomenclature and Classification
Plant Anatomy
Physiological Processes
Plant Growth and Development
Plant Life Cycles
Stages of Plant Maturation
Plant Hormones and Growth-Regulating Chemicals
Plant Propagation
Sexual and Vegetative Propagation
Growing Plants from Seed
Growing Plants from Spores
Vegetative Propagation
Genetic Engineering
Growing Plants Outdoors
Outdoor Soils and Fertility
Classification
Organic Matter in the Soil
Cation-Exchange Capacity
Air and Water in the Soil
Soil Layers
Erosion
Soil Biology
Soil pH
Soil Improvement
Soil Conservation
Plant Nutrition
Nutrient Deficiencies
Fertilizers
Vegetable Gardening
Types of Vegetables
Climatic Factors
Planning a Vegetable Garden
Planting the Garden
Vegetable Garden Maintenance
Crop Rotation
Cover and Green Manure Crops
Commercial Vegetable Production in the Field
Culture of Common Garden Vegetables
Minor Vegetables
Growing Tree Fruits and Nuts
Site Selection
Incorporating Tree Crops in the Landscape
Tree Selection
Dwarf Fruit Trees
Planting Fruit and Nut Trees
Maintenance of Tree Crops
Failure to Bear
Commercial Fruit Production
Individual Crops and Their Growing Requirements
Bush and Other Small Fruits
Planning the Small Fruit Garden
General Growing Requirements for Specific Small Fruits
Planning, Soil Preparation, and Planting
Pruning and Training Small Fruits
General Maintenance of Perennial Small Fruits
Flower and Herb Gardening
Types of Garden Flowers
Planning the Flower Garden
Preparing and Planting the Bed
Flower Garden Maintenance
Specialty Gardens
Home Landscape Planning and Installation
The Professional Landscape
The Homeowner-Designed Landscape
Obtaining Landscape Plants
Nursery Production
Planting the Landscape
Postplanting Care of the Landscape
Landscape Maintenance
Features of a Low-Maintenance Landscape
Tools for Landscape Maintenance
Pruning Landscape Plants
Watering
Fertilizing Landscape Plants
Weed Control
Lawn Establishment and Care
Establishing a New Lawn
Lawn Renovation
Turf Grass Maintenance
Lawn Substitutes
Diagnosing and Treating Outdoor Plant Disorders
Identifying the Affected Plant
Determining the Cause of the Problem
Treating Plant Disorders
Federal Pesticide Laws
Organic Gardening
Integrated Pest Management
Growing Plants Indoors
Introduction
Plants as Cleaners of Indoor Air Pollutants
The Indoor Environment
Indoor Plant Maintenance
Purchasing Indoor Plants
Acclimatization and Conditioning
Maintenance Activities
Plants with Special Requirements
Potting Media and Fertilizers
Indoor Plant Potting Media
Indoor Plant Fertilizers
Medium- and Fertilizer-Related Indoor Plant Problems
Light and Indoor Plant Growth
Effects of Light on Plant Growth and Development
Placement of Plants for Optimum Natural Light
Maximizing Natural Light
Artificial Lighting for Plant Growth
Light-Related Indoor Plant Disorders
Indoor Plant Watering and Humidity
Watering and Indoor Plant Growth
Humidity and Indoor Plant Growth
Controlling Indoor Plant Pests and Diseases
Indoor Plant Insects and Related Pests
Organisms Causing Diseases of Indoor Plants
Specific Diseases of Indoor Plants
Pest and Disease Prevention
Pest and Disease Control Methods
Safety Precautions for Using Pesticides
Decorating with Growing Plants and Fresh Flowers
A Historical Perspective
Functional Uses of Plants
Elements of Design
The Design Process
Arranging Flowers
Greenhouses and Related Climate-Controlling Structures
Greenhouses
Commercial Floricultural Crops
Indoor Plant Growth Units
Appendix of Plant Societies
Glossary
Index

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