Horticulture: Principles and Practices

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Prentice Hall, 1999 - Gardening - 772 pages
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For undergraduate-level courses in Introductory Horticulture 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. * Horticulture as a science, an art, and as a business. * Helps students develop a broad understanding of all the dimensions of the field, showing how they are interconnected, and expanding their view of the opportunities available. * An emphasis on the basic principles and practices of horticulture. * Minimizes regional and national biases. * An exploration of the four general areas of horticulture - Ornamental horticulture, fruit culture, vegetable culture, and landscape architecture. * Introduces students to the full range of horticultural topics. * All the essential pri

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The Underlying Science
1
Plant Anatomy
27
Plant Growth Environment
62
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George Acquaah is Distinguished Professor and Chair of the department of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Langston University. He is the author of four critically acclaimed textbooks, and has received numerous awards, including the prestigious USDA Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching in Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the Millennium Award for Excellence in Teaching, presented by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the US.

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