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Introduction to Plant Science 1st Edition

R.O. (Rick) Parker, Ph.D

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2000
  • 736 Pages

Overview

This revised text provides a comprehensive introduction to the fascinating world of plant science. From the basic requirements for plant growth, to genetic engineering and biotechnology, this easy- to- understand book is ideal for the high school level agriscience curriculum or college freshman level plant science course. Students will learn about the origins of cultivated plants, structure and anatomy, photosynthesis, respiration, propagation, production of major agronomic crops, and more.

R.O. (Rick) Parker, Ph.D, College of Southern Idaho

Dr. R.O. Parker is currently director and journal editor for North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) and president of the National Agricultural Institute. He is a past director of AgrowKnowledge, the National Center for Agriscience and Technology Education, a project funded by the National Science Foundation. As a former division director at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI), Dr. Parker worked in agriculture, information technology, drafting, and electronics, and taught computer, agriculture, and writing classes. In 1992, he received an honorary state Future Farmers of America (FFA) degree from Idaho, and in 2005, he received an honorary American FFA degree at the 78th National FFA Convention. From 2005 to 2008 he served as a board member of The National Council for Agricultural Education (The Council), and he is the 2008 recipient of the NACTA Distinguished Educator Award and the 2010 recipient of the NACTA Murray Brown Leadership Award. Dr. Parker has authored several Cengage textbooks, including PLANT & SOIL SCIENCE, AQUACULTURE SCIENCE, INTRODUCTION TO PLANT SCIENCE, and INTRODUCTION TO FOOD SCIENCE & FOOD SYSTEMS, among other contributions). He earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in reproductive physiology from Iowa State University, and he completed post-doctoral work at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, and the University of Wyoming, Laramie.
  • New Information on the hand tools, pruning tools, greenhouse management, and occupational safety
  • Additional end-of-chapter questions and exercises relating to supervised agricultural experiences.
Chapter 1: The Plant Kingdom.
Chapter 2: Origins of Cultivated Plants.
Chapter 3: Anatomy of Plants, Soils, Water, Nutrients, Biological Interactions, Photosynthesis, Respiration.
Chapter 4: Basics of Plant Growth.
Chapter 5: Vegetative Growth.
Chapter 6: Plant Propagation.
Chapter 7: Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.
Chapter 8: Major Agronomic Crops, Cereal Grains, Forage Grasses and Oil Seeds.
Chapter 9: Food Legumes and Forage Legumes, Vegetables, Small Fruits, Fruit and Nut Production.
Chapter 10: Sod Production.
Chapter 11: Careers in Plant Sciences and Horticulture.
Glossary.
Appendix.

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Introduction to Plant Science

ISBN: 9781401841881
This revised text provides a comprehensive introduction to the fascinating world of plant science. From the basic requirements for plant growth, to genetic engineering and biotechnology, this easy- to- understand book is ideal for the high school level agriscience curriculum or college freshman level plant science course. Students will learn about the origins of cultivated plants, structure and anatomy, photosynthesis, respiration, propagation, production of major agronomic crops, and more.

FOR STUDENTS

Introduction to Plant Science

ISBN: 9781401841881
This revised text provides a comprehensive introduction to the fascinating world of plant science. From the basic requirements for plant growth, to genetic engineering and biotechnology, this easy- to- understand book is ideal for the high school level agriscience curriculum or college freshman level plant science course. Students will learn about the origins of cultivated plants, structure and anatomy, photosynthesis, respiration, propagation, production of major agronomic crops, and more.