Practical Horticulture by Laura Williams Rice

Practical Horticulture

byLaura Williams Rice, Robert P. Rice

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Practical Horticulture, Seventh Edition, is a classic, scientifically oriented book for basic horticulture. It presents readers with the fundamentals of horticultural science and its applications in both the commercial and home sectors. Easy-to-read, the books’s ample illustrations, chapter objectives, and chapter-ending review questions, help readers learn the concepts. Some exciting new features to this edition include:

  •  Updated with timely coverage of hot environmental topics. 
  •  The latest information on horticultural science for indoor and outdoor plants.   
  • A new chapter on careers in horticulture has been added.

This is a great resource for anyone interested in horticulture!

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Title:Practical HorticultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 10.7 × 8.5 × 0.9 inPublished:January 3, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0135038669

ISBN - 13:9780135038666

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION 

CHAPTER 1 The “Green Industry” and Careers in Horticulture

CHAPTER 2 Botanical Nomenclature, Anatomy, and Physiology

CHAPTER 3 Plant Growth and Development

CHAPTER 4 Climate and Plant Growth

CHAPTER 5 Plant Propagation

 

PART II Growing Plants Outdoors

CHAPTER 6 Outdoor Soils and Fertility

CHAPTER 7 Diagnosing and Treating Outdoor Plant Disorders

CHAPTER 8 Vegetable Gardening

CHAPTER 9 Growing Tree Fruits and Nuts

CHAPTER 10 Bush and Other Small Fruits

CHAPTER 11 Flower and Herb Gardening

CHAPTER 12 Home Landscape Planning

CHAPTER 13 Landscape Installation and Maintenance

CHAPTER 14 Lawns and Lawn-Substitute Plants

 

PART III Growing Plants Indoors

CHAPTER 15 Indoor Plant Maintenance

CHAPTER 16 Media, Fertilizers, and Watering

CHAPTER 17 Light and Indoor Plant Growth

CHAPTER 18 Controlling Indoor Plant Pests and Diseases

CHAPTER 19 Decorating with Growing Plants and Fresh Flowers

CHAPTER 20 Greenhouses and Related Climate-Controlling Structures

 

Appendix A: Professional Organizations for Horticulturists

Appendix B: Professional and Trade Journals in Horticulture

Appendix C: State Extension Services

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Index