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Agriscience : fundamentals and applications

Author: L DeVere Burton
Publisher: Clifton Park, NY : Delmar Cengage Learning, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications, 5th edition provides a broad-spectrum overview of the agricultural industry and the industry-based sciences, including basic principles of science as they apply to plants, animals, soils and foods, for high school students. - Publisher.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: L DeVere Burton
ISBN: 9781435419667 1435419669
OCLC Number: 264007113
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 835 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Section one : Agriscience in the information age. The science of living things --
Better living through agriscience --
Biotechnology --
Section two : You and the new millennium. Career options in agriscience --
Supervised agricultural experience --
Leadership development in agriscience --
Section three : Natural resources management. Maintaining air quality --
Water and soil conservation --
Soils and hydroponics management --
Forest management --
Wildlife management --
Aquaculture --
Section four : Integrated pest management. Biological, cultural, and chemical control of pests --
Safe use of pesticides --
Section five : Plant sciences. Plant structures and taxonomy --
Plant physiology --
Plant reproduction --
Section six : Crop science. Home gardening --
Vegetable production --
Fruit and nut production --
Grain, oil, and specialty field-crop production --
Forage and pasture management --
Section seven : Ornamental use of plants. Indoor plants --
Turfgrass use and management --
Trees and shrubs --
Section eight : Animal sciences. Animal anatomy, physiology, and nutrition --
Animal health --
Genetics, breeding, and reproduction --
Small animal care and management --
Dairy and livestock management --
Horse management --
Section nine : Food science and technology. The food industry --
Food science --
Section ten : Communications and management in agriscience. Marketing in agriscience --
Agribusiness planning --
Entrepreneurship in agriscience --
Appendix A : Developing a personal budget --
Appendix B : Plan supervised agricultural experience programs --
Glossary.
Responsibility: L. DeVere Burton.
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