For courses in Introductory Agronomy, Horticulture, and Applied Plant Science.
Plant Science: Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants, Fifth Edition, is an outstanding resource for anyone with an interest in how plants are grown and utilized for maintaining and adding enjoyment to human life. The text starts with the fundamentals of botany, plant physiology, and environmental factors affecting plant growth, while later sections integrate those topics into strategies of producing plants for human use as food, fiber, and recreation. The concept of sustainability and sustainable methods of growing plants runs throughout the text. Whether you are familiar or unfamiliar with plant science, this book will give you a firm understanding of concepts and terminology related to the growing of plants.
Now in color, the fifth edition includes the most recent statistics, production methods, and issues concerning the production and utilization of plants.
Table of Contents
Environmental, Cultural, and Social Factors That Influence the Cultivation and Utilization of Plants
1 History, Trends, Issues, and Challenges in Plant Science
2 Terrestrial Ecosystems and Their Relationship to Cultivating Plants
3 Growing Plants for Human Use
Plant Structure, Chemistry, Growth, Development, Genetics, Biodiversity, and Processes
6 Structure of Higher Plants
7 Plant Growth and Development
8 Plant Chemistry and Metabolism
9 Genetics and Propagation
10 Cultivated Plants: Naming, Classifying, Origin, Improvement, and Germplasm Diversity and Preservation
11 Photosynthesis and Respiration
12 Water Relations
13 Mineral Nutrition
Plant Production and Utilization of Plants
14 Soil, Water, and Fertility Management
15 Integrated Management of Weeds, Insects, Diseases, and Other Pests
16 General Considerations for Production, Harvest, Postharvest Handling, and Marketing
17 Field Crops Grown for Food, Fiber, and Fuel
18 Forage Crops and Rangelands
19 Vegetable Production
20 Temperate Fruit and Nut Crops
21 Tropical and Subtropical Crop and Crop Production Systems
22 Nursery Production
25 Landscape Plants
26 Constructed Landscapes and Landscape Design Considerations
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$56.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-501448-6