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Introductory Horticulture, seventh edition is a text that has had longstanding success and is a tried and true resource for teachers and students. It is comprehensive and easy to read, and is well thought out and organized. The book provides competencies that make it easy for the teacher to measure a student's progress in an effective and literal way. Key terms are highlighted throughout that allow the reader to focus on exactly what they need to learn and retain, and also a self evaluation at the end of each chapter to help keep the student on track. This new edition boasts all of the latest technology and trends to keep students on the cutting edge. It covers basic horticulture science and practical cultural needs so that the student understands the fundamentals. This well organized text also provides information on finding the right job in the horticulture industry and provides tips on interviewing. With a large amount of full-color illustrations, the reader isn't left to guess what the author is referring to. Students will read and enjoy this text and teachers will appreciate the tools for evaluation and the straightforward approach.
- Updated material highlighting trend changes in the agriculture industry
- AHS Heat zone material will help botanists select plants for specific geographic regions
- Additional informational on water gardens, xeroscaping, biological issues and disease control
- The student knows immediately what points to take away from the competencies listed
- The most important key terms are highlighted and defined for ease of understanding
- Materials list save lots of time in planning and execution
- Includes many illustrations allowing for ease of learning and understanding and subject clarification
- Features the latest technology preparing students for the work force
Unit 1- Exploring the Horticulture Field. Unit 2- Plant Taxonomy: How Plants Are Named. SECTION 2: Plant Science.
Unit 3- Parts of the Plant and Their Functions. Unit 4- Environmental Requirements for Good Plant Growth. Unit 5- Growth Stimulants, Retardants, and Rooting Hormones.
SECTION 3: Plant Propagation.
Unit 6- Seeds. Unit 7- Softwood and Semi-hardwood Cuttings, and Micropropagation. Unit 8- Hardwood Cuttings. Unit 9- Separation and Division. Unit 10- Grafting. Unit 11- Budding. Unit 12- Layering.
SECTION 4: Greenhouse Management and Crops.
Unit 13- Poinsetties. Unit 14- Chrysanthemums. Unit 15- Easter Lilies.
SECTION 5: Integrated Pest Management.
Unit 16- Integrated Pest Management and the Biological Control of Pest and Diseases. Unit 17- The Safe Use of Pesticides. Unit 18- Insecticides. Unit 19- Fungicides, Rodenticides, Molluscicides, and Nematocides. Unit 20- Herbicides.
SECTION 6: Container-Grown Plants.
Unit 21- Dish Gardens. Unit 22- The Art of Bonsai. Unit 23- The Interior Landscape: Houseplants and Plantscaping. Unit 24- Shrubs and Trees.
SECTION 7: Using Plants in the Landscape.
Unit 25- Annual Bedding Plants. Unit 26- Perennials, Ornamental Grass, Vines, Bamboo, and Prairie Gardens. Unit 27- Narrowleaf Evergreens. Unit 28- Broadleaf Evergreens. Unit 29- Deciduous Trees. Unit 30- Deciduous Shrubs. Unit 31-Ground Covers. Unit 32- Bulbs. Unit 33-Techniques of Pruning. Unit 34- Principles of Landscaping, Maintenance, Xeriscaping, Water Gardens, and Irrigation.
SECTION 8: Lawn and Turfgrass Establishment and Maintenance.
Unit 35- Establishing the Lawn. Unit 36- Maintaining the Lawn. Unit 37- Renovating the Lawn.
SECTION 9: The Vegetable Garden.
Unit 38- Planning and Preparing the Garden Site. Unit 39- Planting the Vegetable Garden. Unit 40- Caring for the Vegetable Garden. Unit 41- Favorite Garden Vegetables and Herbs.
SECTION 10: The Small Fruit Garden.
Unit 42- Strawberries. Unit 43- Blueberries. Unit 44- The Bramble Fruits. Unit 45- Grapes.
SECTION 11: Holiday Crafts and Floral Designs.
Unit 46- Wreaths and Door Swags. Unit 47- Creating Holiday Centerpieces. Unit 48- Enhancements and Accessories for Floral Designs. Unit 49- Floral Designs. Unit 50- Corsages and Boutonnieres.
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Instructor's Companion Web Site
The Companion site to accompany INTRODUCTORY HORTICULTURE, NINTH EDITION features tools to support learning and facilitate teaching: Answers to Review Questions appearing at the end of each chapter allow teachers to track and validate student learning. Lesson Plans provide an outline of the key topics in each chapter and correlate to the accompanying PowerPoint® presentations. PowerPoint Presentations align with the Lesson Plans and include photos and illustrations to visually reinforce the key points in each chapter. Testing Powered By Cognero®, a flexible online system, provides chapter-by chapter quizzes. Image Gallery offers full-color photos and illustrations from the text to enable teachers to further enhance classroom presentations. For these instructor-specific resources, please visit CengageBrain.com at http://login.cengage.com and follow the prompts for obtaining access this secure site.
Revised for the NINTH EDITION, the LAB MANUAL TO ACCOMPANY INTRODUCTORY HORTICULTURE contains a variety of exercises to help students retain and apply key concepts and information presented in the book. Labs are organized by book sections, and this edition features new exercises related to tomato grafting, designing gardens, the safe operation of power equipment, and utilizing apps as horticultural tools.
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Featuring new exercises related to tomato grafting, designing gardens, the safe operation of power equipment, and utilizing apps as horticultural tools, the NINTH EDITION of the LAB MANUAL TO ACCOMPANY INTRODUCTORY HORTICULTURE contains a variety of hands-on activities to help you retain and apply key concepts and information presented in the text.