Plant Science: Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants (6e) : 9780135184820

Plant Science: Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants (6e)

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For introductory courses in plant science.

Thorough foundation in plant cultivation suitable for learners of all levels

Plant Science: Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants is the premier resource on the basic principles of ecological relationships and their impact on cultivation. Comprehensive and engaging, Plant Science addresses all relevant topics, from the fundamentals of botany to complex cultivation strategies and sustainability concerns. The breadth of topics covered by this text make it ideal for most plant science courses, including the combined agronomy-horticulture curricula that universities are increasingly adopting. The 6th edition has been updated with a wealth of new information, images, and features, and now draws a stronger connection between natural, agricultural, and horticultural ecosystems.
Table of contents
  • 1. History, Trends, Issues, and Challenges in Plant Science
  • 2. Terrestrial Ecosystems and Their Relationship to Cultivating Plants
  • 3. Growing Plants for Human Use
  • 4. Climate
  • 5. Soils
  • 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
  • 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
  • 23. Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)
  • 24. Turfgrasses
  • 25. Landscape Plants
  • 26. Constructed Landscapes and Landscape Design Considerations
Features & benefits
  • A logical, all-encompassing approach to teaching all aspects of plant cultivation
  • Plant Science provides instructors with a clear, logical approach to teaching plant science, including the history of cultivation, horticulture’s relationship with nature, and specifics for notable major crops. C
  • overage of both agronomy and horticulture gives learners a solid foundation no matter which field they pursue.
  • Updated - Most individual chapters have been reviewed or revised by experts, ensuring that only the most accurate and current information is shared.
  • Updated - The connection between natural ecosystems and agricultural and horticultural ecosystems has been further clarified, helping students leverage natural systems rather than “fight nature” when growing plants.
  • Updated - Discussion of photosynthesis and respiration has been strengthened and now includes photorespiration, giving students a better understanding of these critical processes
  • Revised - Conversations regarding tilling have been revised to put less emphasis on traditional methods and more on conservation methods to better reflect industry trends
  • Revised - Chapter 23, Floriculture, has been renamed Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) and updated to include information on cultivating ornamental, edible, and medicinal/recreational crops in hydroponic and aquaponic scenarios.
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