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Introductory horticulture

Author: Carroll L Shry; H Edward Reiley
Publisher: Clifton Park, NY : Delmar Cengage Learning, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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Foremost in the text is an examination of fundamental horticulture principles, from careers in the field to the cultivation of specific crops. Special care has been taken to treat highly technical subjects, such as plant propagation and taxonomy, in a comprehensive yet understandable manner. A section on pesticides includes up-to-date information on the subject, with special emphasis on personal safety, the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carroll L Shry; H Edward Reiley
ISBN: 9781435480391 1435480392
OCLC Number: 457154318
Notes: Rev. ed. of: Introductory horticulture / H. Edward Reiley and Carroll L. Shry, Jr.
Includes index.
Description: xiv, 754 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Horticulture, an introduction: Exploring the horticulture field --
Plant taxonomy, how plants are named --
Plant science: Parts of the plant and their functions --
Environmental requirements for good plant growth --
Growth stimulants, retardants, and rooting hormones --
Plant propagation: Seeds --
Softwood and semihardwood cuttings and micropropagation --
Hardwood cuttings --
Separation and division --
Grafting --
Budding --
Layering --
Greenhouse management and crops: Poinsettias --
Chrysanthemums --
Easter lilies --
Integrated pest management: Integrated pest management and the biological control of pests and diseases --
The safe use of pesticides --
Insecticides --
Fungicides, rodenticides, molluscicides, and nematocides --
Herbicides --
Container-grown plants: Dish gardens --
The art of Bonsai --
The interior landscape, houseplants and plantscaping --
Shrubs and trees --
Using plants in the landscape: Annual bedding plants --
Perennials, ornamental grass, vines, bamboo, and prairie gardens --
Narrowleaf evergreens --
Broadleaf evergreens --
Deciduous trees --
Deciduous shrubs --
Ground covers --
Bulbs --
Techniques of pruning --
Principles of landscaping, maintenance, Xeriscaping, water gardens, irrigation, and green roofs --
Lawn and turfgrass establishment and maintenance: Establishing the lawn --
Maintaining the lawn --
Renovating the lawn --
The vegetable garden: Planning and preparing the garden site --
Planting the vegetable garden --
Caring for the vegetable garden --
Favorite garden vegetables and herbs --
The small fruit garden: Strawberries --
Blueberries --
The bramble fruits --
Grapes --
Holiday crafts and floral designs: Wreaths and door swags --
Creating holiday centerpieces --
Enhancements and accessories for floral designs --
Floral designs --
Corsages and boutonnieres --
Business operations: Beginning a horticulture business --
Financial operations of a horticulture business --
Human relations, personnel management and customer sales --
Business communications --
Horticulture in the age of technology --
Leadership development in horticulture --
Appendixes: Scientific and common names --
Professional, educational, and trade organizations for horticulture and related areas --
Nut crops --
Tools of the trade --
Deer-resistant plants.
Responsibility: Carroll L. Shry, Jr. and H. Edward Reiley.
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Suitable for secondary agriscience programs, this title addresses a wide scope of horticultural areas. It includes self-evaluations that allow students to learn and retain the fundamentals. It also  Read more...

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Unit 1: Exploring the Horticulture Field. Unit 2: Plant Taxonomy. Unit 3: Parts of the Plant and Their Functions. Unit 4: Environmental Requirements for Good Plant Growth. Unit 5: Growth Stimulants, Read more...

 
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