324 pages, Col figs, tabs, illus, photos
Applied Principles of Horticultural Science is that critical thing for all students of horticulture - a book that teaches the theory of horticultural science through the practice of horticulture itself.
The book contains over 70 practical exercises, presented in a way that makes students think for themselves, and supported by concise summaries of the underpinning knowledge to facilitate student-centered learning. Clear step-by-step instructions make practical work accessible to students of all abilities.Updated in line with the latest RHS syllabus, this new third edition includes questions and answers at the end of every chapter to aid self study, and provides an even wider sweep of case studies to make this book an essential practical work book for horticulture students and gardeners alike.
You can gain an understanding of the practical application of horticultural science. You can have the essential information for your course at your fingertips. You can test and confirm your learning with model questions and exercises throughout.
'This is the book I have been waiting for. It is superb, an excellent resource for teachers and lecturers alike.' Doug Stewart, Bishop Burton College, U.K. 'It gives an excellent application of theoretical learning through practical activity...Very suitable for students following independent learning programmes.' Steve Hewitt, National Agricultural Centre 'Easy to read and very relevant to National Certificate, BTEC, and RHS courses.' Nigel White, Lecturer, Moulton College, U.K. 'There is really no other book which covers this topic as clearly as this book' Ian Merrick, Oaklands College
About the author Preface Acknowledgements Part One: Plant Science 1. Plant kingdom:classification and nomenclature 2. Seed propagation (viability and vigour) 3. Propagation 4. Weed-biology and control 5. The leaf and photosynthesis 6. Respiration and storage 7. Plant water 8. Water transportation pathways and processes 9. Flower structure Part Two: Soil Science 10. Soil formation and texture 11. Soil structure and profiles 12. Soil water 13. Measuring soil pH 14. Raising soil pH 15. Lowering soil pH (increasing soil acidity) 16. Soil organisms and composting 17. Soil organic matter 18. Plant nutrition 19. Fertilizers Part Three: Pest and Disease 20. Fungi 21. Insects and mites 22. Nematodes 23. Biological control Index
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