9780131140752

Hartmann's Plant Science : Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants

  • ISBN 13:

    9780131140752

  • ISBN 10:

    0131140752

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2011
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Written by some of the most respected innovators in the field, this comprehensive text takes an in-depth look at the environmental, cultural and social factors that influence how plants are grown and used worldwide. The newest edition cites the most recent statistics, production methods and issues concerning the production and utilization of plants. It offers several web-based resources including a free companion website with practice questions andonline crop fact sheets that give information at a local level. Along with information on climate and environment, it also explores plantsrs" tremendous economic impact in both developed and developing nations. Introduces the basics of plant science including the ecosystem; climate; managing soil, water and fertility; and pest management. Examines plant structure, chemistry, growth and development; genetics and biodiversity and their relationship to crop growing and utilization systems. Covers multiple crop types and growth settings including nursery, landscape and greenhouse. Also discusses how crops are preserved, transported and marketed.For anyone interested in how plants are cultivated and utilized.

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