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Agriscience: Fundamentals and Applications, 6th Edition

  • L. DeVere Burton Idaho State University
  • ISBN-10: 1133686885  |  ISBN-13: 9781133686880
  • 912 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2002
  • © 2015 | Published
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Designed specifically for use in high school agriculture programs, AGRISCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS, Sixth Edition provides students with a comprehensive overview of the agricultural industry and the industry-based sciences. With coverage of topics such as the information age, natural resources, integrated pest management, plant sciences (including botany, crops, & ornamentals), animal science, food science, and communication and management, this introductory applied science textbook ensures that students will develop a solid foundation in the basic principles and practices of agriscience. In addition to the extensive learning tools found in each chapter, the sixth edition now includes updated visual aids, glossary, and science and agricultural profiles in order to provide students with the relevant information they need to succeed in the course.

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Features and Benefits

  • LEARNING TOOLS. A glossary contains key words and their definitions in both English and Spanish. In addition, key terms are highlighted in the text, listed chronologically at the beginning of each chapter, and listed in the glossary for ease of access.
  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES. Student learning objectives, which focus the teacher and student on expected outcomes, are listed at the beginning of each chapter.
  • MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR REVIEW. Discussion and review questions that focus on the learning objectives are provided at the end of each chapter.
  • TEACHING TOOLS. An electronic instructor’s manual provides lesson plans with suggestions for teaching the concepts addressed in each chapter, answers to the end-of-chapter questions, additional project ideas, essay questions, and more.

Table of Contents

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.

What's New

  • VISUAL AIDS. Throughout the book, new photos and art work reflect updates in the industry related to modern processes and technologies, careers, and environmental topics in order to appeal to the visual learner.
  • REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS. New and updated science & agricultural profiles are included throughout the book in order to demonstrate the real-world relevance of class material.
  • UPDATED CONTENT. Statistics have been updated throughout the textbook in order to provide students with the most up-to-date information.
  • ROBUST DIGITAL SUPPORT TOOLS. New to this edition is a CourseMate with robust study tools, including an e-book, study checklists, assignments and worksheets, and Gale’s Agri-Collection database with easy to search for news articles, journals, videos, images, and other valuable resources related to numerous agriculture topics. Use Engagement Tracker to track student progress.

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“I would not have an Agriscience library without this text. I insist that all the agriculture classes have enough copies of this text on their shelves. When all else fails turn to the Agriscience and Fundamental book, it has a great amount of general background information that is very easy for the student to understand and give a great foundation of agriculture information.”

— Elizabeth Harper, Agriscience Teacher, NAAE Member, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

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Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133686893 | ISBN-13: 9781133686897)

The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions are commonly found in a Lab Manual.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

L. DeVere Burton

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.