Introductory Horticulture

ISBN-10: 1401889522
ISBN-13: 9781401889524
Edition: 7th 2007 (Revised)
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Description: Introductory Horticulture, seventh edition is a text that has had longstanding success and is a tried and true resource for teachers and students. It is comprehensive and easy to read, and is well thought out and organized. The book provides  More...

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Book details

List price: $217.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 4/14/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

Introductory Horticulture, seventh edition is a text that has had longstanding success and is a tried and true resource for teachers and students. It is comprehensive and easy to read, and is well thought out and organized. The book provides competencies that make it easy for the teacher to measure a student's progress in an effective and literal way. Key terms are 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 student on track. This new edition boasts all of the latest technology and trends to keep students on the cutting edge. It covers basic horticulture science and practical cultural needs so that the student understands the fundamentals. This well organized text also provides information on finding the right job in the horticulture industry and provides tips on interviewing. With a large amount of full-color illustrations, the reader isn't left to guess what the author is referring to. Students will read and enjoy this text and teachers will appreciate the tools for evaluation and the straightforward approach.

H. Edward Reiley, a retired educator with a B.S. in horticulture, has been an active member of the American Rhododendron Society since 1969 and has served as ARS president. He operates a small nursery specializing in field-grown rhododendrons and azaleas and has a private four-acre garden, where he is evaluating new cultivars among thousands of plants.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Horticulture: An Introduction
Exploring the Horticulture Field
Plant Taxonomy: How Plants Are Named
Plant Science
Parts of the Plant and Their Functions
Environmental Requirements for Good Plant Growth
Growth Stimulants, Retardants, and Rooting Hormones
Plant Propagation
Seeds
Softwood and Semihardwood Cuttings and Micropropagation
Hardwood Cuttings
Separation and Division
Grafting
Budding
Layering
Greenhouse Management and Crops
Poinsettias
Chrysanthemums
Easter Lilies
Integrated Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management and the Biological Control of Pests and Diseases
The Safe Use of Pesticides
Insecticides
Fungicides, Rodenticides, Molluscicides, and Nematocides
Herbicides
Container-Grown Plants
Dish Gardens
The Art of Bonsai
The Interior Landscape: Houseplants and Plantscaping
Shrubs and Trees
Using Plants in the Landscape
Annual Bedding Plants
Perennials, Ornamental Grass, Vines, Bamboo, and Prairie Gardens
Narrowleaf Evergreens
Broadleaf Evergreens
Deciduous Trees
Deciduous Shrubs
Ground Covers
Bulbs
Techniques of Pruning
Principles of Landscaping, Maintenance, Xeriscaping, Water Gardens, and Irrigation
Lawn and Turfgrass Establishment and Maintenance
Establishing the Lawn
Maintaining the Lawn
Renovating the Lawn
The Vegetable Garden
Planning and Preparing the Garden Site
Planting the Vegetable Garden
Caring for the Vegetable Garden
Favorite Garden Vegetables and Herbs
The Small Fruit Garden
Strawberries
Blueberries
The Bramble Fruits
Grapes
Holiday Crafts and Floral Designs
Wreaths and Door Swags
Creating Holiday Centerpieces
Enhancements and Accessories for Floral Designs
Floral Designs
Corsages and Boutonnieres
Glossary
Scientific and Common Names
Business Ownership and the Free-Enterprise System
Nut Crops
Equipment and Tool Maintenance
Index

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