Higher Education

Introductory Horticulture, 7th Edition

  • H. Edward Reiley
  • Carroll L. Shry, Jr. Frederick County Vocational Technical Center
  • ISBN-10: 1401889522  |  ISBN-13: 9781401889524
  • 610 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2002, 1996, 1991
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $163.75
  • Newer Edition Available

About

Overview

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.

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Features and Benefits

  • 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

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: Horticulture: An Introduction.
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.
Glossary.
Appendix.
Index.

What's New

  • 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

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Lab Manual CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1401889581 | ISBN-13: 9781401889586)

When purchased, the Lab Manual CD-ROM gives the instructor the license to unlimited use of all of the lab material provided and the ability to provide copies to all of their students for one low price. It encompasses all information from the Lab Manual and the Lab Manual Instructor’s Guide as .pdf files. This new resource allows instructor’s to print as many copies of whichever exercises they need for as long as they use the book.

List Price = $688.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $518.00

Classroom Interactivity CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 140188959X | ISBN-13: 9781401889593)

The Classroom Interactivity CD-ROM will allow the instructor the ability to create a dynamic learning environment. The Classroom Interactivity CD-ROM will have 4 different software applications each resembling a popular game show format. These software applications reinforce material presented in each chapter. It engages the students in active participation, which enhances their learning experience. This is a great way to encourage active learning and to reinforce learning outside of the classroom.

List Price = $239.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $180.50

Lab Manual Instructor's Guide  (ISBN-10: 1401889573 | ISBN-13: 9781401889579)

Instructor's Guide  (ISBN-10: 1401889549 | ISBN-13: 9781401889548)

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1401889565 | ISBN-13: 9781401889562)

List Price = $123.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $93.25

Landscape Estimating and Contract Administration  (ISBN-10: 0766825736 | ISBN-13: 9780766825734)

"Landscape Estimating and Contract Administration" contains business information necessary for students studying landscape design, installation, and maintenance. Each of the 22 chapters is designed to provide enough material for a one-hour classroom lecture. Self-testing questions and key word definitions in each chapter help make the text user-friendly for the teaching and learning of landscape design, installation, and maintenance. The text identifies how to estimate the cost of landscape work for bidding and budgeting purposes, and how to monitor the costs of each job. Discussions of breach of contract, landscape specifications, and liens are also included.

List Price = $297.95  | CengageBrain Price = $297.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $224.25

Student Supplements

Lab Manual CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1401889581 | ISBN-13: 9781401889586)

When purchased, the Lab Manual CD-ROM gives the instructor the license to unlimited use of all of the lab material provided and the ability to provide copies to all of their students for one low price. It encompasses all information from the Lab Manual and the Lab Manual Instructor’s Guide as .pdf files. This new resource allows instructor’s to print as many copies of whichever exercises they need for as long as they use the book.

List Price = $688.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $518.00

Classroom Interactivity CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 140188959X | ISBN-13: 9781401889593)

The Classroom Interactivity CD-ROM will allow the instructor the ability to create a dynamic learning environment. The Classroom Interactivity CD-ROM will have 4 different software applications each resembling a popular game show format. These software applications reinforce material presented in each chapter. It engages the students in active participation, which enhances their learning experience. This is a great way to encourage active learning and to reinforce learning outside of the classroom.

List Price = $239.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $180.50

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1401889565 | ISBN-13: 9781401889562)

List Price = $123.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $93.25

Landscape Estimating and Contract Administration  (ISBN-10: 0766825736 | ISBN-13: 9780766825734)

"Landscape Estimating and Contract Administration" can be used for students at technical schools and colleges who are studying landscape design, installation and maintenance. It is also an excellent reference manual for managers with landscape contracting companies, and landscape architects and designers.

List Price = $297.95  | CengageBrain Price = $297.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $224.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

H. Edward Reiley

H. Edward Reiley is the retired Director of Vocational Education for the Frederick County Board of Education. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture and a Masters degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Maryland. Mr. Reiley is a member of various professional organizations including the American Vocational Association and the American Rhododendron Society. In his spare time he breeds new varieties of azalea hybrids and rhododendrons and manages a nursery.

Carroll L. Shry, Jr.

Carroll L. Shry, Jr., is presently a landscaping nursery production instructor at the Frederick County Vocational Technical Center in Maryland. He holds a BS degree in Agricultural Education/Horticulture from the University of Maryland and an MS in Agricultural Education/Horticulture from West Virginia University. Mr. Shry is active in many professional organizations including the American Horticultural Society, the American Nurserymen's Association and the National FFA Alumni Association. Mr. Shry also operates his own landscape business.