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Third edition of the introductory text the subject.
Chapters are organized into six main subjects:
*The Underlying Science
*Protecting Horticultural Plants
*Propagating Horticultural Plants
*Growing Plants Indoors
*Growing Plants Outdoors: Ornamentals
*Growing Plants Outdoors: Vegetables, Fruits and Nuts
I. 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. II. PROTECTING HORTICULTURAL PLANTS. 8. Biological Enemies of Horticultural Plants. 9. Principles and Methods of Disease and Pest Control. III. PROPAGATING HORTICULTURAL PLANTS. 10. Sexual Propagation. 11. Asexual Propagation. IV. GROWING PLANTS INDOORS. 12. Growing Houseplants. 13. Terrarium Culture. 14. Bonsai: The Art of Miniature Plant Culture. 15. Controlled-Environment Horticulture. 16. Growing Succulents. V. GROWING PLANTS OUTDOORS: ORNAMENTALS. 17. Principles of Landscaping. 18. Nursery Production and Installation of the Landscape. 19. Turf Production and Use. 20. Pruning. 21. Maintenance of the Landscape and Garden. 22. Cut and Dried Flowers: Production and Arranging. VI. GROWING PLANTS OUTDOORS: VEGETABLES, FRUITS, AND NUTS. 23. Growing Vegetables. 24. Herb Gardening. 25. Organic Farming. 26. Management of Selected Fruit Trees, Nuts, and Small Fruits. Appendices. Glossary. Index.
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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.