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Introduction to Horticultural Science


By: Richard N Arteca(Author)

576 pages, colour illustrations

Cengage Learning

Hardback | Mar 2014 | Edition: 2 | #223165 | ISBN-13: 9781111312794
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NHBS Price: £84.99 $108/€95 approx

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Ideal for any introductory course in horticulture science, the Second Edition of Introduction to Horticultural Science covers everything your students need to know in a comprehensive format that is easy to understand. With topics ranging from gene jockeying to flower arranging, this text provides students with a full appreciation of the wonderful world of horticultural science. Coverage includes critical topics such as fundamental concepts, cutting edge research, careers in horticulture, the relationship between horticulture and the environment, classification of plants, and plant anatomy. Students are also introduced to key concepts including plant propagation, media, nutrients and fertilizers, plants and the environment, plant growth regulators, post harvest physiology and pest management, greenhouse structures, nursery site selection, development and facilities, producing nursery crops, and floral design. Through enhanced visual aids and the inclusion of recent trends in the field, the second edition has been designed to peak student interest and improve student understanding.


1. The Green Plant, What an Organism
2. Origin and Domestication of Plants
3. The Horticulture Industry: An Important Part of Agriculture
4. Fundamental Steps Leading to Success in a Horticulture Career
5. The Relationship between Horticulture and the Environment
6. Classification of Plants and Plant Anatomy
7. Plant Propagation
8. Media, Nutrients and Fertilizers
9. Plants and Environment
10. Plant Growth Regulators
11. Post Harvest Physiology
12. Pest Management
13. Plant Biotechnology and Genetically Modified Organisms: An Overview
14. Greenhouse Structures
15. Growing Crops in the Greenhouse
16. Producing Nursery Crops
17. Factors to Consider in Establishing Horticultural Operations
18. Floral Design
19. Interiorscaping
20. Designing Landscapes
21. Installing Landscapes
22. Landscape Maintenance
23. Warm- and Cool Season Turfgrass
24. Olericulture
25. Pomology: Fruit and Nut Production
26. Organic Agriculture
27. Hydroponics

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