Plant & Soil Science Fundamentals and Applications combines the basic knowledge of plant and soil science, in and easy to read and teach format, and provides practical real world application for information learned. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE: SCIENCE, OPERATIONS, AND MANAGEMENT, 4E is a comprehensive introduction to the art and science of ornamental horticulture. This book provides a balanced coverage of the different elements integral to this field, including the science of ornamental horticulture, crop production, craftsmanship, and business management skills. ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE offers students a practical view of the business skills required to be successful in this growing industry, while also giving them the chance to develop their own creativity. Extensive full color illustrations, detailed list of objectives, and comprehensive review questions will help students monitor their progress. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Release on 2005-01-13 | by John E. Preece,Paul E. Read
An Introductory Textbook
Author: John E. Preece,Paul E. Read
Category: Technology & Engineering
This comprehensive book provides a thorough scientific foundation on the growth and care of plants common to all horticultural commodities. Continuing in the tradition of the first edition, it incorporates the principles behind the techniques described in other ''how-to'' horticulture texts. By providing readers with a thorough grounding in the science of horticulture, it successfully prepares them for more specialized studies in nursery management, floriculture, landscaping, vegetable and fruit science.
This thorough text covers all aspects of the propagation of plants - both sexual and asexual - with considerable attention given to human (vs natural) efforts to increase plant numbers. It discusses the latest applied techniques and theories of propagation, gives a greater emphasis to the rapidly growing area of tissue culture micropropagation, and explores developments in propagation equipment and facilities. The book is divided into three parts: the first presents the scientific evidence that provides the theoretical framework upon which propagation is based; the second describes in detail, procedures and techniques; and the last provides descriptions of up-to-date propagation methods for important horticultural plants.
Nearly 700 illustrations advertise items for garden, farm, lawn, stable, household, and more, including butter printers, cast-iron field rollers, broadcast seeders, corn harvesters and huskers, root cutters, cider mills, veterinary remedies, and more.