Higher Education

Ornamental Horticulture, 4th Edition

  • Jack E. Ingels
  • ISBN-10: 143549816X  |  ISBN-13: 9781435498167
  • 544 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2001, 1994, 1985
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $197.50
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About

Overview

ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE: SCIENCE, OPERATIONS, AND MANAGEMENT, 4E is a comprehensive introduction to the art and science of ornamental horticulture. This book provides a balanced coverage of the different elements integral to this field, including the science of ornamental horticulture, crop production, craftsmanship, and business management skills. ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE offers students a practical view of the business skills required to be successful in this growing industry, while also giving them the chance to develop their own creativity. Extensive full color illustrations, detailed list of objectives, and comprehensive review questions will help students monitor their progress.

Features and Benefits

  • Numerous illustrations aid readers in identification of plants and trees.
  • Objectives and review questions help readers monitor their progress.
  • Covers both the art and science of horticulture to provide a balanced approach.
  • Includes self-contained chapters which allow readers to customize their study.

Table of Contents

PART I – THE SCIENCE OF ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE.
1. The Green Plant.
2. Describing and Identifying Plants.
3. The Soil.
4. Plant Growth Regulators.
5. Plant Reproduction.
6. Plants Injuries and Their Control.
PART II – THE CRAFTS OF ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE.
7. Floral Design.
8. The Interior Uses of Plants.
9. Landscape Design.
10. Installing Landscape Plants.
11. Maintaining Landscape Plants.
12. Special Training Techniques for Plants.
13. Turf – Selection, Establishment and Maintenance.
14. Techniques of Plant Propagation.
PART III – THE PROFESSIONS OF ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE.
15. The Floriculture Industry.
16. The Nursery Industry.
17. The Landscape Industry.
18. Specialized and Nontraditional Careers.
PART IV – THE PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES OF ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE.
19. Greenhouses and Other Growing Structures.
20. Greenhouse Production Techniques.
21. Nursery Production Techniques.
22. Beginning and Promoting an Ornamental Horticulture Business.
23. Human Relations: Personnel Management and Customer Sales.
24. Business Communications.
25. Recordkeeping, Pricing, and Determining Price.
26. Ornamental Horticulture in the Age of Technology.
27. Total Quality Management.

What's New

  • More visual design, with full color photos and drawings added.
  • Updated and expanded coverage of plant classification and nomenclature.
  • Expanded coverage of plant anatomy and physiology.
  • New information regarding cold hardiness and heat zones.
  • Categorization of the causes of plant injuries covered.

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

Instructo'rs Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435498151 | ISBN-13: 9781435498150)

ClassMaster  (ISBN-10: 1435498143 | ISBN-13: 9781435498143)

Introductory Horticulture  (ISBN-10: 1401889522 | ISBN-13: 9781401889524)

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.

List Price = $217.95  | CengageBrain Price = $217.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $163.75

The Commercial Greenhouse  (ISBN-10: 1418030791 | ISBN-13: 9781418030797)

The Commercial Greenhouse, third edition, is a complete text for the modern commercial greenhouse grower, educator, and student. The text is a complete reference on greenhouse systems and technologies, and the science of growing crops. The Commercial Greenhouse, third edition systematically starts the reader off by outlining the fundamentals; providing an overview of greenhouse structures, and the biology of growing plants under cover including light temperature, gasses, soils, water, and nutrients. These essential chapters are followed by fifteen chapters that focus on specific guidelines and greenhouse procedures for successful greenhouse production, insect and disease control, and marketing. The clear and concise presentation of fundamental concepts in The Commercial Greenhouse, third edition makes this text a must for every greenhouse professional's shelf.

List Price = $264.95  | CengageBrain Price = $264.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $199.00

Student Supplements

Introductory Horticulture  (ISBN-10: 1401889522 | ISBN-13: 9781401889524)

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.

List Price = $217.95  | CengageBrain Price = $217.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $163.75

The Commercial Greenhouse  (ISBN-10: 1418030791 | ISBN-13: 9781418030797)

The Commercial Greenhouse, third edition, is a complete text for the modern commercial greenhouse grower, educator, and student. The text is a complete reference on greenhouse systems and technologies, and the science of growing crops. The Commercial Greenhouse, third edition systematically starts the reader off by outlining the fundamentals; providing an overview of greenhouse structures, and the biology of growing plants under cover including light temperature, gasses, soils, water, and nutrients. These essential chapters are followed by fifteen chapters that focus on specific guidelines and greenhouse procedures for successful greenhouse production, insect and disease control, and marketing. The clear and concise presentation of fundamental concepts in The Commercial Greenhouse, third edition makes this text a must for every greenhouse professional's shelf.

List Price = $264.95  | CengageBrain Price = $264.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $199.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jack E. Ingels

Jack E. Ingels is a distinguished professor in the department of plant science at the State University of New York at Cobleskill. He is a member of the Associated Landscape Contractors of America and was named by Lawn and Landscape magazine one of the top ten landscape educators in America. Mr. Ingles has written numerous publications about ornamental horticulture.