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Overview

Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications, 5th edition is an introductory applied science textbook intended for use in high school agriculture programs. The text 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. Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications, 5th edition contents includes chapters that detail the information age, natural resources, integrated pest management, plant sciences (including botany, crops, & ornamentals), animal science, food science, and communication and management. Each chapter includes visual aids such as color photos, sketches, diagrams, and tables. Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications, 5th edition, also identifies chapter objectives, evaluation materials, suggested class activities, key terms, and internet key words to guide student’s in-depth study.

L. DeVere Burton, Idaho State University

Over the course of his career, L. DeVere Burton has served as a high school agriculture teacher, Idaho State Supervisor/FFA Advisor, Director of Research for Idaho State Division of Professional/Technical Education, and Instructional Dean at the College of Southern Idaho. He was a member of several curriculum development committees sponsored by the Ag Ed Council, and served for four years as an Adult Consultant to the Nominating Committee, National FFA Organization. In recent years, he has been recognized by Who's Who In Science and Engineering; and Who's Who In America. Burton served as Past State President, IVATA; Past National President, NASAE, and has contributed articles to a variety of agricultural magazines and publications.
  • Glossary containing key words and their definitions in both English and Spanish.
  • Updated coverage of soil science and healthy foods
  • Added section on career options in Agriculture
  • Internet addresses changed to internet search words
  • Key terms are highlighted in the text, listed chronologically at the beginning of each chapter, and listed in a comprehensive glossary.
  • Student learning objectives, that focus the teacher and student on expect outcomes, are listed at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Discussion and review questions that focus on the learning objectives are provided at the end of each chapter.
  • A teacher’s manual provides suggestions for teaching the concepts addressed in the chapter and answers to the end-of-chapter questions.
SECTION 1. AGRISCIENCE IN THE INFORMATION AGE.
Unit 1. The Science of Living Things.
Unit 2. Better Living through Agriscience.
Unit 3. Biotechnology.
SECTION 2. YOU AND THE NEW MILLENNIUM.
Unit 4. Career Options in Agriscience.
Unit 5. Supervised Agricultural Experience.
Unit 6. Leadership Development in Agriscience.
SECTION 3. NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT.
Unit 7. Maintaining Air Quality.
Unit 8. Water and Soil Conservation.
Unit 9. Soils and Hydroponics Management.
Unit 10. Forest Management.
Unit 11. Wildlife Management.
Unit 12. Aquaculture.
SECTION 4. INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT.
Unit 13. Biological, Cultural, and Chemical Control of Pests.
Unit 14. Safe Use of Pesticides.
SECTION 5. PLANT SCIENCES.
Unit 15. Plant Structures and Taxonomy.
Unit 16. Plant Physiology.
Unit 17. Plant Reproduction.
SECTION 6. CROP SCIENCE.
Unit 18. Home Gardening.
Unit 19. Vegetable Production.
Unit 20. Fruit and Nut Production.
Unit 21. Grain, Oil, and Specialty Field-Crop Production.
Unit 22. Forage and Pasture Management.
SECTION 7. ORNAMENTAL USE OF PLANTS.
Unit 23. Indoor Plants.
Unit 24. Turfgrass Use and Management.
Unit 25. Trees and Shrubs.
SECTION 8. ANIMAL SCIENCES.
Unit 26. Animal Anatomy, Physiology, and Nutrition.
Unit 27. Animal Health.
Unit 28. Genetics, Breeding, and Reproduction.
Unit 29. Small Animal Care and Management.
Unit 30. Dairy and Livestock Management.
Unit 31. Horse Management.
SECTION 9. FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
Unit 32. The Food Industry.
Unit 33. Food Science.
SECTION 10. COMMUNICATIONS AND MANAGEMENT IN AGRISCIENCE.
Unit 34. Marketing in Agriscience.
Unit 35. Agribusiness Planning.
Unit 36. Entrepreneurship in Agriscience.
Glossary.
Appendix A: Developing a Personal Budget.
Appendix B: Plan Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs.
Index.

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