Mathematics for the Green Industry: Essential Calculations for Horticulture and Landscape…

Paperback | June 18, 2008

byMichael L. Agnew, Nancy H. Agnew, Nick Christians

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Get this comprehensive guide to the use of math in the Green Industry.

Designed for both students and practitioners in the Green Industry, this book offers full coverage of the calculations necessary to effectively, safely, and economically manage a Green Industry operation. The authors provide clear explanations of all relevant mathematical principles and cover calculations inherent in all aspects of the Green Industry, from determining area and volume, to the application of fertilizers, pesticides, and growth regulators, to preparing design and installation cost estimates. Coverage includes computations for:

  • Landscape installation and maintenance.
  • Greenhouse, nursery, and interior landscape operation.
  • Parks and recreation maintenance.
  • Turf management, including lawn care, sports turf, and sod production.
  • Proper application of fertilizers, pesticides, and plant-growth regulators.
  • Proper calibration of application equipment.

Additional features include multiple computations you can work through, appendices with units of measure and equivalents, and a table with conversion factors.

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Get this comprehensive guide to the use of math in the Green Industry. Designed for both students and practitioners in the Green Industry, this book offers full coverage of the calculations necessary to effectively, safely, and economically manage a Green Industry operation. The authors provide clear explanations of all relevant mathematical principles and cover calculations inherent in all aspec...

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A comprehensive guide to the use of math in the Green Industry Designed for both students and practitioners in the Green Industry, this book offers full coverage of the calculations necessary to effectively, safely, and economically manage a Green Industry operation. Following clear explanations of all relevant mathematical principles, the authors cover calculations inherent in all aspects of the...

Michael L. Agnew, PhD, is Senior Field Technical Manager for Syngenta Professional Products, Greensboro, North Carolina. He is coauthor of Mathematics of Turfgrass Maintenance, Fourth Edition (Wiley). Nancy H. Agnew, PhD, is Student Programs Instructor at Longwood Gardens, Inc., Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. She teaches a course in horticulture mathematics. NICK E. CHRISTIANS, PhD, is University Professor of Horticu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 9.17 × 7.55 × 0.85 inPublished:June 18, 2008Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0470136723

ISBN - 13:9780470136720

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Table of Contents

Preface.

About the Authors.

Part 1: Mathematical Principles.

Chapter 1. Basic Math Skills.

Chapter 2. Measurement and Calculations with Measured Values.

Chapter 3. Geometry.

Part 2: Green Industry Applications.

Chapter 4. Calculating the Area of Landscape Features.

Chapter 5. Fertilizer Calculations.

Chapter 6. Pesticide and Plant Growth Regulator Calculations.

Chapter 7. Calibration of Application Equipment.

Chapter 8. Mathematical Applications for the Turfgrass Industry.

Chapter 9. Mathematical Applications for the Landscape Industry.

Chapter 10. Mathematical Applications for the Greenhouse, Nursery, and Interior Landscape Industries.

Appendix A. Metric System Prefixes.

Appendix B. Tables of Equivalents.

Appendix C. Table of Conversion Factors.

Appendix D. Squaring-Up Gardens and garden Structures.

Appendix E. Solutions to Practice Problems.

Index.