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Practical Horticulture

By Laura Williams Rice, Robert P. Rice, Jr.

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Format: Paperback, 480 pages, 7th edition Edition
Published In: United States, 01 January 2010
Practical Horticulture, Seventh Edition, is a classic, scientifically oriented book for basic horticulture. It presents readers with the fundamentals of horticultural science and its applications in both the commercial and home sectors. Easy-to-read, the books's ample illustrations, chapter objectives, and chapter-ending review questions, help readers learn the concepts. Some exciting new features to this edition include: Updated with timely coverage of hot environmental topics. The latest information on horticultural science for indoor and outdoor plants. A new chapter on careers in horticulture has been added.This is a great resource for anyone interested in horticulture!

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1 The "Green Industry" and Careers in HorticultureCHAPTER 2 Botanical Nomenclature, Anatomy, and Physiology CHAPTER 3 Plant Growth and Development CHAPTER 4 Climate and Plant GrowthCHAPTER 5 Plant Propagation PART II Growing Plants Outdoors CHAPTER 6 Outdoor Soils and Fertility CHAPTER 7 Diagnosing and Treating Outdoor Plant DisordersCHAPTER 8 Vegetable GardeningCHAPTER 9 Growing Tree Fruits and Nuts CHAPTER 10 Bush and Other Small Fruits CHAPTER 11 Flower and Herb GardeningCHAPTER 12 Home Landscape Planning CHAPTER 13 Landscape Installation and Maintenance CHAPTER 14 Lawns and Lawn-Substitute Plants PART III Growing Plants Indoors CHAPTER 15 Indoor Plant Maintenance CHAPTER 16 Media, Fertilizers, and Watering CHAPTER 17 Light and Indoor Plant GrowthCHAPTER 18 Controlling Indoor Plant Pests and Diseases CHAPTER 19 Decorating with Growing Plants and Fresh Flowers CHAPTER 20 Greenhouses and Related Climate-Controlling Structures Appendix A: Professional Organizations for HorticulturistsAppendix B: Professional and Trade Journals in HorticultureAppendix C: State Extension ServicesGlossary Index

EAN: 9780135038666
ISBN: 0135038669
Publisher: Pearson
Dimensions: 27.6 x 21.6 centimetres (0.82 kg)
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