Ornamental Horticulture Science, Operations and Management

ISBN-10: 0766814173

ISBN-13: 9780766814172

Edition: 3rd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Jack E. Ingels

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This comprehensive book introduces readers to both the art and science of ornamental horticulture. It includes equal coverage of such diverse topics as science, crop production, craftsmanship, and business management skills, and is appropriate for both hobbyists and professionals. Readers gain an appreciation for the value of the diverse segments of ornamental horticulture and, at the same time, develop their creativity. In addition, it offers a realistic view of the business skills required to be successful in ornamental horticulture. This unique book provides a well-rounded view of both the art and science of ornamental horticulture to ensure that readers have the creative skills as well as the business skills they need to succeed in this booming industry. ALSO AVAILABLE - INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENT: Instructor's Guide (ISBN# 0-7668-1418-1). Call Customer Support to Order.
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List price: $294.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/20/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Jack E. Ingels is a distinguished professor in the department of plant science at the State University of New York at Cobleskill. He is a member of the Associated Landscape Contractors of America and was named by Lawn and Landscape magazine one of the top ten landscape educators in America. Mr. Ingles has written numerous publications about ornamental horticulture.

Key Tables and Figures
Forward: A Brief History of Ornamental Horticulture
The Science of Ornamental Horticulture
The Green Plant
The Value of Plants in our Lives
Classifying Plants
Parts of a Plant
The Structure of Plant Parts
Juvenility and Maturity in Plants
Major Plant Processes
What Plants Need for Growth
The Soil
What is Soil?
Why Soils Differ
Soil Separates and Soil Texture
Soil Nutrients
Soil Structure and Organic Material
Soil Acidity and Alkalinity
Cation Exchange
Describing and Identifying Plants
Plant Taxonomy
Horticultural Descriptions of Plants
How Plants are Identified
Visual Descriptions of Plants
The Assimilation of Terminology
Plant Growth Regulators
Growth Regulators Defined
Types of Growth Regulators
Commercial Growth Regulators
Plant Reproduction
Plant Reproduction Defined
Sexual and Asexual Reproduction
How Plants are Propagated
Plant Improvement
The Contribution of Gregor Mendel
Plant Pests and Their Control
Plant Injuries and Their Causes
Plant Diseases
Symptoms of Injured Plants
Other Causes of Injury
The Control of Plant Pests
Biological Control
The Crafts of Ornamental Horticulture
Floral Design
The Value of Flowers
Floral Design--Art or Craft?
Materials Needed to Arrange Flowers
Containers for Floral Arrangements
Care of Cut Flowers
Forms of Arrangement Materials
Principles of Floral Design
Patterns of Arrangements
Using Color to Advantage
Wiring Flowers for Design
Making Bows and Puffs
Assembling the Arrangements
The Interior Use of Plants
Background and Status Update
Uniqueness of Interior Plantscapes
Light and Interior Plantings
The Growing Medium
Watering and Drainage
Other Concerns
The Interdisciplinary Team
The Future
Landscape Design
The Need for Gardens
Landscaping Today
The Outdoor Room
The Principles of Design
Selecting Plants for Landscapes
Designing Plantings for Landscapes
Enrichment Items
Selecting Construction Materials
Materials and Methods
Creating a Residential Plan
Installing Landscape Plants
The Importance of Proper Installation
The Necessary Tools
Root Forms of Landscape Plants
The Time to Transplant
Methods of Installation
Installing Bedding Plants, Groundcovers, and Bulbs
Problems of Arid Regions
Planting in the Southeast
Maintaining Landscape Plants
Sustained Care of Plantings
Pest Control
Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Flower Plantings
Winterizing the Landscape
Special Training Techniques for Plants
Selecting and Using Vines in the Landscape
Installing and Training Vines
Installing and Training Espaliers
Topiary Pruning
Bonsai Development
Turf: Selection, Establishment, and Maintenance
The Many Uses of Turfgrass
Comparison of Turfgrasses
Purchasing Grass Seed
Mixtures Versus Single-species Blends
Methods of Installation
Proper Lawn Construction
Calibrating a Spreader
Maintaining an Established Law
Techniques of Plant Propagation
Science and Craft
The Media for Propagation
The Structures for Propagation
Propagation by Seeds
Propagation by Plugs
Propagation by Cuttings
Propagation by Grafting
Propagation by Budding
Propagation by Layering
Propagation by Tissue and Organ Culturing
The Professions of Ornamental Horticulture
The Floriculture Industry
Careers in Ornamental Horticulture
The Professions of Floriculture
The Nursery Industry
The Scope of the Business
Different Types of Nurseries
The Link Between the Nursery and Landscape Industries
The Landscape Industry
The Landscape
Different Types of Landscapers
Educational Requirements
Specialized and Nontraditional Careers
Choosing or Changing a Career
Part-time Work
Cooperative Extension Specialists
Horticulture Therapists
Arborists and Lawn Care Specialists
What Else?
The Production Techniques of Ornamental Horticulture
Greenhouses and Other Growing Structures
The Purpose of Growing Structures
Types of Growing Structures
Materials Used to Cover the Structures
Typical Structural Plans
Heating the Greenhouse
Ventilating and Cooling the Greenhouse
Conserving Energy in Greenhouses
Greenhouse Benches
Greenhouse Production Techniques
Crop Production Scheduling
Greenhouse Root Media
Pasteurizing the Media
Soil Tests
Greenhouse Containers
Reproduction Methods
Spacing and Labeling a Crop
Growth Retardants
Pest Control
Selecting Crops to Grow
Nursery Production Techniques
Container Versus Field Nurseries
Crop Selection
Determining the Number of Plants to Grow
Media Consideration for Nursery Crops
Layouts for Field Production
Maintaining Nursery Crops
Labeling Nursery Crops
Field Pruning Nursery Stock
Cover Crops and Crop Rotation
Beginning and Promoting an Ornamental Horticulture Business
Why Have Your Own Business?
Forms of Business Organization
Market Surveys
Sources of Capital
Selecting the Business Site
Using Space Efficiently
Organization Plans
Building the Inventory
Laws and Regulations
Advertising the Business
Human Relations: Personnel Management and Customer Sales
The Importance of Human Relations
Personnel Management
Matching the Employee With the Job
Customer Relations
Business Communications
The Purpose of Business Communications
The Technology of Business Communication
Written Communications
Telephone Communication
The Language of Business Communications
Recordkeeping, Pricing, and Determining Profit
Keeping Business Records
Interpreting Financial Statements
Financial Ratios
Pricing Merchandise and Services
The Mathematics of Profit Calculation
Alternative Pricing Methods
Ornamental Horticulture in the Age of Technology
Technology is Dynamic
The Benefits and Limitations
Other Uses of Modern Technology
Probabilities and Possibilities for the Future
The Flip Side of Technology
Total Quality Management
A New Concern for an Old Idea
Quality Defined
Total Quality Management (TQM) Defined
Internal and External Customers
Implementing TQM
Professional and Trade Organizations for Horticulture and Related Areas
Selected Readings for the Study of Ornamental Horticulture
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