Product Code: A007TX
This completely revised 3rd edition is a very readable, well-illustrated, and basic text for those preparing for greenhouse and floriculture work. A new feature is the DVD containing clips illustrating specific concepts presented in the text. Covers the following topics: greenhouse industry, structures, environment control, equipment and lighting, irrigation systems, root media and containers, nutrition, integrated pest management, and plant height control by DIF. Also, new chapters have been added on energy conservation, trends in U.S. floriculture, effects of selected environmental parameters on plant growth, and an expanded perennial production chapter. Includes specific "how-to" chapters covering bedding plant production, flowering potted plant production, minor potted crop production, cut flower production, and perennial production. Incorporates industry terms/competencies and related science/math concepts. Contains chapter review questions, glossary, and index.