HORTICULTURE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES GEORGE ACQUAAH PDF

This comprehensive introduction to horticulture as a science, art, and business covers all the essential principles and practices of the field. It discusses aspects pertaining to both indoor and outdoor production and provides sound scientific background of modern horticulture. Vividly illustrated throughout, the emphasis is on the underlying science-including current technology-and how it is applied in practical horticulture. This edition has been significantly revised to include four new chapters, a reorganized Part 7 and contributions from leading industry professionals. Discusses the science, art, and business of horticulture.

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This comprehensive introduction to horticulture as a science, art, and business covers all the essential principles and practices of the field. It discusses aspects pertaining to both indoor and outdoor production and provides sound scientific background of modern horticulture.

Vividly illustrated throughout, the emphasis is on the underlying science-including current technology-and how it is applied in practical horticulture. This edition has been significantly revised to include four new chapters, a reorganized Part 7 and contributions from leading industry professionals.

Discusses the science, art, and business of horticulture. Helps students develop a broad understanding of all the dimensions of the field, showing how they are interconnected, and expanding their view of the opportunities available. Provides a broad overview of basic principles and practices. Minimizes regional and national biases and gives consistent treatment to the basics of horticulture. Presents materials that are appropriate for both small- and large-scale production.

Familiarizes students with all aspects of horticultural production. Blends both science and practice—by discussing plant taxonomy, anatomy, growth environment, physiology, and genetics. Introduces students to the role of these disciplines and how they are applied to increase performance. Offers an extensive illustration program—featuring photographs and line drawings with comprehensive captions, and numerous detailed tables.

Provides students with visual reinforcement of concepts that facilitate learning. Gives instructors sufficient visuals to support their lectures. New To This Edition New! Chapter 6: Breeding Horticultural Plants—see Part 1. Gives students essential information on plant breeding, genetics, hybridization, biotechnology and more! Chapter Greenhouse Production—see Part 4.

Devotes a separate chapter to topics such as greenhouse production, the role of imports, the importance of greenhouses in plant production, and production and marketing strategies. Chapter Installation of the Landscape—see Part 5. Devotes a separate chapter to landscape construction, designing a flower garden, perennial and annual bedding plants, ground cover, ornamental grasses, trees and shrubs. Chapter Establishment and Management of an Orchard—see Part 6.

Discusses the principles of organic farming, the certification process, the planting material, disease and insect pest control, composting systems and more!

Contributions from 12 industry professionals—appear in this edition. Adds to the quality of the presentation and provides different perspectives on topics. Provides practical and field applications in horticulture and shows students how theory is actually applied by professionals in the field.

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