Horticulture: Principles and Practices

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005 - Gardening - 822 pages
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Now in its third edition, "Horticulture: Principles and Practices" continues to explore horticulture as a science, an art, and a business, meeting the practical information needs of everyone involved in the discipline--from the small urban gardener/hobbyist to the large-scale producer. Hailed by many as the leading text of its kind and the best introductory horticulture book available today, this new edition is completely updated to include the latest developments and newest technologies.

Chapters are organized into six main parts: "The Underlying Science"

What Is Horticulture?; Classifying and Naming Horticultural Plants; Plant Anatomy; Plant Growth Environment; Plant Physiology; Plant Genetics and Improvement; Postharvest Handling and Marketing of Horticultural Products "Protecting Horticultural Plants"

Biological Enemies of Horticultural Plants; Principles and Methods of Disease and Pest Control "Propagating Horticultural Plants"

Sexual Propagation; Asexual Propagation "Growing Plants Indoors"

Growing Houseplants; Terrarium Culture: Bonsai: The Art of Miniature Plant Culture; Controlled-Environment Horticulture; Growing Succulents "Growing Plants Outdoors: Ornamentals" Principles of Landscaping: Nursery Production and Installation of the Landscape; Turf Production and Use; Pruning; Maintenance of the Landscape and Garden; Cut and Dried Flowers: Production and Arranging "Growing Plants Outdoors: Vegetables, Fruits, and Nuts"

Growing Vegetables; Herb Gardening; Organic Fanning; Management of Selected Fruit Trees, Nuts, and Small Fruits

This text is particularly useful for undergraduate courses in introductory horticulture, introductory plant science, and principles of crop production. Additional resources are available to instructors who adopt this text for a course.

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The Underlying Science
Plant Anatomy
Plant Growth Environment

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About the author (2005)

George Acquaah is Professor and Chair of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Langston University. A well-known researcher, educator, and author in the field, he is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for excellence in research, teaching, and publishing, including the USDA Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences and the coveted Millennium Award for Excellence in Teaching, presented by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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