9780131592476

Horticulture Principles and Practices

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131592476

  • ISBN10:

    0131592475

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/18/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Now in its fourth edition,Horticulture: Principles and Practicescontinues 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. New features include two sets of sixteen-page color inserts, over 150 new photos, and Industry Highlights provided by twelve horticulture experts. The color inserts are directly and effectively tied to the text and are referenced throughout.

Table of Contents

The Underlying Science
What Is Horticulture?
Classifying and Naming Horticultural Products
Plant Anatomy
Plant Growth Environment
Plant Physiology
Breeding Horticultural Plants
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
Controlled-Environment Horticulture
Greenhouse Production
Growing Succulents
Growing Plants Outdoors: Ornamentals
Principles of Landscaping
Nursery Production
Installation of the Landscape
Turf Production and Use
Pruning
Growing Plants Outdoors: Vegetables, Fruits, and Nuts
Growing Vegetables Outdoors
Herb Gardening
Establishment and Management of an Orchard
Organic Farming
Special Techniques and Handling of Horticultural Products
Floral Design
Terrarium Culture
Bonsai: The Art of Miniature Plant Culture
Post-Harvest Handling of Horticultural Products
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