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Plant Science Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants

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ISBN-10: 0135014077

ISBN-13: 9780135014073

Edition: 5th 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Margaret J. McMahon, Anton M. Kofranek, Vincent E. Rubatzky

List price: $148.60
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For courses in Introductory Agronomy, Horticulture, and Applied Plant Science.Plant Science: Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants, Fifth Edition, is an outstanding resource for anyone with an interest in how plants are grown and utilized for maintaining and adding enjoyment to human life. The text starts with the fundamentals of botany, plant physiology, and environmental factors affecting plant growth, while later sections integrate those topics into strategies of producing plants for human use as food, fiber, and recreation. The concept of sustainability and sustainable methods of growing plants runs throughout the text. Whether you are familiar or unfamiliar with…    
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Book details

List price: $148.60
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Environmental, Cultural, and Social Factors That Influence the Cultivation and Utilization of Plants
History, Trends, Issues, and Challenges in Plant Science
Terrestrial Ecosystems and Their Relationship to Cultivating Plants
Growing Plants for Human Use
Climate
Soils
Plant Structure, Chemistry, Growth, Development, Genetics, Biodiversity, and Processes
Structure of Higher Plants
Plant Growth and Development
Plant Chemistry and Metabolism
Genetics and Propagation
Cultivated Plants: Naming, Classifying, Origin, Improvement, and Germplasm Diversity and Preservation
Photosynthesis and Respiration
Water Relations
Mineral Nutrition
Plant Production and Utilization of Plants
Soil, Water, and Fertility Management
Integrated Management of Weeds, Insects, Diseases, and Other Pests
General Considerations for Production, Harvest, Postharvest Handling, and Marketing
Field Crops Grown for Food, Fiber, and Fuel
Forage Crops and Rangelands
Vegetable Production
Temperate Fruit and Nut Crops
Tropical and Subtropical Crop and Crop Production Systems
Nursery Production
Floriculture
Turfgrasses
Landscape Plants
Constructed Landscapes and Landscape Design Considerations
Appendix
Glossary
Index