Essential reading for all studying horticulture and keen gardeners. This clear introduction to the principles underlying the practical applications of horticulture opens up the excitement of growing plants and garden development, without readers having to wade through complex information. Full-colour images tied closely to the text and practical case study boxes inspire readers by making topics relevant to their own horticultural experiences. Written by a team of highly motivated and experienced horticultural tutors, the text supports the newly restructured RHS Level 2 qualifications, with related Level 3 topics in boxes and signposting to Level 4 topics, together with other horticultural qualifications at these levels.
This colourful guide will introduce you to the fundamentals of horticulture, whether you are taking an RHS course, are a keen amateur or seasoned gardener. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book explains the principles that underlie the cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables, turf and ornamental planting in the outdoors and in protected culture. It has a wide breadth of coverage, from the subject’s more commercial aspects, through to matters of the garden and allotment, with the latest information on conservation, practical propagation techniques, and garden design. With highlighted definitions and key points, and illustrated in full colour, this book will be a useful companion as you progress in the study and practice of horticulture.
This colourful guide will introduce you to the fundamentals of horticulture, whether you are taking a Level 2 RHS, City and Guilds or BTEC course, are a keen amateur or seasoned gardener. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book covers the principles that underpin growing plants for the garden and on the allotment, with reference to how these are tackled by professionals. With highlighted definitions, key points, and illustrated in full colour, this book will be a useful companion as you progress in the study and practice of horticulture. Complete with a companion website which includes extended horticultural information, questions and exercises to test your knowledge, syllabus cross-referencing and downloadable tutor and student support materials. Available at www.routledge.com/cw/adams
This colourful guide will explain the fundamentals of growing plants, whether you are taking a Level 3 RHS, City and Guilds or Edexcel course, are a grower or gardener in the industry, or are just a keen amateur. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book covers the principles that underpin plant production, the use of growing media and crop protection, but with reference also to the same practices in the garden or allotment. With highlighted definitions, key points, and illustrated in full colour, this book will be a useful companion as you progress in the study and practice of horticulture. Complete with a companion website which includes extended horticultural information, questions and exercises to test your knowledge, syllabus cross-referencing and downloadable tutor and student support materials. Available at www.routledge.com/cw/adams
The book carries information on fundamentals of vegetables, fruits, ornamental plants, spices, medicinal and aromatic plants and post-harvest technology. There are 15 chapters elaborating horticultural crops, apomoxis, polyembryony, ideal soils, climate, water requirements, pests, diseases and nematode management, biological control of biotic stresses, biotechnology of spices and mechanization of orchards. Introductory chapter deals in nut shell all about the book. The most recent information is provided along with a detailed list of references for further reading. A separate chapter on 'Glossary of Horticultural Terms' adds much value to the book as a ready reckoner to understand key words generally referred to in the science of horticulture. Eight appendices are attached narrating released varieties/hybrids in horticultural crops, research infrastructure in horticulture in India and abroad together with important web sites in all aspects of horticulture.
The book discusses and covers all the basics of vegetable production in a precise manner. The latest area, production and recent scenario of vegetables in the world market are also detailed. It covers nearly all the aspects of vegetables starting from the classification, nitty-gritty, detailed agronomic practices to the harvest, storage and vale addition.
Giving A Well-Balanced Yet Detailed Coverage To The Fundamentals Of The Subject, This Book Begins With A Unique Look On The Field Of Horticulture How It Fits Into The Field Of Agriculture And How It Enters Into The Economic And Social Life Of The Individual. Dealing With Different Types Of Horticultural Plants: Fruits, Vegetables And Ornamentals, It Describes Their Structures And Functions, Their Growth And Propagation, And Their Pests And The Control Measures, While Explaining Their Behaviour In Relation To Such Fundamental Factors As Temperature, Moisture, Light And Soil. And Finally, The Various Problems Concerning The Harvesting And Storing Of The Products Of Horticultural Plants Are Discussed. Aptly Illustrated Through Drawing, Diagrams And Photographs, It Is A Highly Useful And Comrpehensive Text On The Basic Plant Processes And Their Application To Horticultural Practices.
Von der Wurzel bis zum Blatt – alles, was die Botanik zu bieten hat Ohne Pflanzen wäre das Leben des Menschen auf der Erde undenkbar – sie dienen als Nahrung, Sauerstoffund Energielieferant, Baustoff und Heilmittel. Dieses Buch gibt Ihnen einen umfassenden und leicht verständ - lichen Überblick über die Botanik, von den zellbiologischen Grundlagen über die verschiedenen Pflanzen - gewebe und -strukturen bis hin zu Physiologie, Genetik, Systematik und Ökologie. Themen wie Biodiversität, Biotechnologie und die Bedeutung von Pflanzen für den Menschen runden das Buch ab. So ist Allgemeine Botanik für Dummies das Richtige für Sie – egal ob Sie studieren oder sich einfach für Botanik interessieren.
Landscape Architecture explains the process of designing for sites, examining historical and contemporary examples, and how a project moves from concept to design and realisation.
So you′re ready to spread some fertilizer or perhaps spray some pesticide. Are you using the right chemical for the job? Are you using it in the right way? Are you breaking any environmental regulations? The knowledge level required of turf and agricultural managers when applying chemicals to a variety of sites today is constantly rising. But this book can help you meet the challenge. Written in non–technical language for the practicing manager, it conveys a basic understanding and working knowledge of fundamental chemical properties that relate to daily turfgrass and agricultural management. It gives you the practical knowledge you need to successfully and safely tackle the problem at hand. Complete, up–to–date information provided by two experts in the field cover the subject from A to Z, including new products, regulations, and management techniques.
The organization of topics, the depth and breadth of coverage and the incorporation of applied material throughout the book are all aimed at helping students learn. This approach for both majors and non-majors is more successful than a hierarchical organization: molecules, cells, tissues, organisms and ecology. The number and titles of the chapters in the book reflect its depth and breadth. Fundamentals of Plant Science contains 22 chapters ranging from the importance of plants to plants and ecology, to biomes, to reproduction, to energy conversions, to plant, soil and water, to genetics and biotechnology, to traditional crops, to ornamentals, to wood, to fruits and nuts, to pastures and grasses. Fundamentals of Plant Science helps every student develop an understanding of how plants, impact, grow, reproduce, and function. This understanding promotes informed decision making concerning the role of plants in a functional world.
Introduces the principles of turfgrass management, covering everything from basic turfgrass science to fertilization, mowing, turfgrass diseases, irrigation topdressing, pest management, as well as career paths, and much more.
Aimed at undergraduate, major, survey/non-major courses in horticulture, this text provides a scientifically-based, yet practical introduction to the field. It presents material relevant to the way people encounter horticulture in everyday life, for example landscapes or houseplants.
Ornamental Horticulture is a branch of Horticulture which deals with commercial growing of flowers ornamental plants and beautification of surroundings. This subject assumes great importance in improving total environment and checks visual pollution by way of beautification. The flowers have been eulogised by poets and artists for generations not merely for their ornamental properties but for their versatile curative properties. The Study of ornamental horticulture comprises of two parts i.e. the knowledge of growing of plants like annuals, shrubs, climber, trees, bulbous, succulents and cactus, shade loving plants, lawn etc. and their use in beautification programme. The information on above aspect is scattered in different book and a great difficulty was being felt by students, landscapers and scientist. In this context, a need of simple book on introduction, cultivation and management of ornamental plants is highly demanded by student of Horticulture and florists of India. This book describes in details collection identification, propagation, cultivation, nutritional & weed management, plant and flowers senescence management etc., of annuals, herbs, shrubs, climbers and ornamental trees. Since, beautification involves the principles of art and gardening styles. Therefore, bio aesthetic planning, basics of landscaping and flowers arrangement have also been discussed in details. Special care has been taken to present the subject matter in a simple and lucid style. Book further includes recent available information. The illustrations have been drawn from own specimens with photographs.