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Horticulture
Principles
and Practices
Third Edition
by George Acquaah

Written from the point of view of the horticulturalist, this Third Edition of the comprehensive introduction to horticulture as a science, art, and business explores the four general areas of horticulture.

It covers all the essential principles and practices of horticulture pertaining to indoor and outdoor production.

Features:

  • Updated and reorganized to provide better flow and greater ease of understanding
  • Turf for athletic purposes section
  • Vegetable production and use in the U.S
  • GIS and GPS application
  • Science, art, and business of horticulture
  • Basic principles and practices
  • Coverage of the four general areas of horticulture
  • Indoor and outdoor production
  • Science and practice integration
  • 600 photographs and line drawings with comprehensive captions, and numerous detailed tables
  • Chapter objectives or purpose, expected outcomes, multi-part outcomes assessment for self-evaluation


Contents

  1. The Underlying Science

    1. What Is Horticulture?
    2. Classifying and Naming Horticultural Products
    3. Plant Anatomy
    4. Plant Growth Environment
    5. Plant Physiology
    6. Plant Genetics and Improvement
    7. Post Harvest Handling and Marketing of Horticultural Products

  2. Protecting Horticultural Plants

    1. Biological Enemies of Horticultural Plants
    2. Principles and Methods of Disease and Pest Control

  3. Propagating Horticultural Plants

    1. Sexual Propagation
    2. Asexual Propagation

  4. Growing Plants Indoors

    1. Growing Houseplants
    2. Terrarium Culture
    3. Bonsai: The Art of Miniature Plant Culture
    4. Controlled-Environment Horticulture
    5. Growing Succulents

  5. Growing Plants Outdoors: Ornamentals

    1. Principles of Landscaping
    2. Nursery Production and Installation of the Landscape
    3. Turf Production and Use
    4. Pruning
    5. Maintenance of the Landscape and Garden
    6. Cut and Dried Flowers: Production and Arranging

  6. Growing Plants Outdoors: Vegetables, Fruits and Nuts

    1. Growing Vegetables
    2. Herb Gardening
    3. Organic Farming
    4. Management of Selected Fruit Trees and Small Fruits

Index

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