Plant Science: Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants

Plant Science: Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants, 6th edition

  • Margaret J McMahon

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Overview

Plant Science is the premier resource on the basic principles of ecological relationships and their impact on cultivation. This title covers all relevant topics, from botany fundamentals to complex cultivation strategies and sustainability concerns, and connects natural, agricultural, and horticultural ecosystems.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780137526307

Table of contents

UNIT 1: 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
4. Climate
5. Soils

UNIT 2: 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

UNIT 3: PLANT PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION SYSTEMS
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

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