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Horticulture Today

By: Jodi Songer Riedel and Elizabeth Driscoll
ISBN: 978-1-63126-245-6
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2017
Subject: Agriculture
Grade Level: 9-14
Description
An all-new option for introductory horticulture or plant science courses, Horticulture Today engages students with practical information they can use and hands-on activities they perform. Written by two dynamic agriculture educators, the text provides a contemporary overview of the horticulture industry, plus thorough coverage of plant science, horticultural practices, landscape design and maintenance, and integrated pest management. In developing an appreciation for the diversity and global context of horticulture, Horticulture Today helps students to develop literacy in Green Industry careers as well as the skills they will need to succeed.
  • Abundant STEM Connections within the text place horticulture and plant science in a broader academic context. STEM Connections and Academic Activities at the end of each chapter provide additional reinforcement for students and assessment material for instructors.
  • Reading and critical thinking skills are methodically developed throughout, while special features like Corner Questions pose entertaining and thought-provoking questions that make learning fun.
  • To connect classroom and experiential learning, a dedicated chapter on Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) sets the stage for horticulture as an SAE focus. SAE Opportunities provided at the end of each chapter provide an additional springboard for planning and decision-making.
Products & Prices
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Text 978-1-63126-245-6 $124.00 $93.00
An all-new option for introductory horticulture or plant science courses, Horticulture Today engages students with practical information they can use and hands-on activities they perform. Written by two dynamic agriculture educators, the text provides a contemporary overview of the horticulture industry, plus thorough coverage of plant science, horticultural practices, landscape design and maintenance, and integrated pest management. In developing an appreciation for the diversity and global context of horticulture, Horticulture Today helps students to develop literacy in Green Industry careers as well as the skills they will need to succeed.
  • Abundant STEM Connections within the text place horticulture and plant science in a broader academic context. STEM Connections and Academic Activities at the end of each chapter provide additional reinforcement for students and assessment material for instructors.
  • Reading and critical thinking skills are methodically developed throughout, while special features like Corner Questions pose entertaining and thought-provoking questions that make learning fun.
  • To connect classroom and experiential learning, a dedicated chapter on Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) sets the stage for horticulture as an SAE focus. SAE Opportunities provided at the end of each chapter provide an additional springboard for planning and decision-making.
Lab Workbook 978-1-63126-246-3 $32.00 $24.00
The Lab Workbook includes two types of student activities. The first type of activity consists of questions designed to reinforce the content of the textbook. Completing these “workbook” activities helps you gain a deeper understanding the terms, concepts, theory, and procedures presented in the chapter. The second type consists of hands-on lab activities, designed to be completed in the classroom with instructor guidance and supervision. These “lab” activities provide an opportunity to apply and extend the knowledge gained from the textbook.
Bundle (Text + Workbook) 978-1-63126-247-0 $148.20 $111.15
Bundle contains copy of Horticulture Today textbook and Workbook.
Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-63126-252-4 $266.64 $199.98 *
This Instructor's Resource CD contains the following items:
  • Instructor's Resources. An introduction and overview of teaching material. Files are in Portable Document Format (PDF).
  • Correlation Charts. Correlation Charts aligning the text with curriculum standards. Files are in Portable Document Format (PDF).
  • Answer Keys. Chapter Answer Keys in PDF format.
  • Lesson Plans. Customizable daily Lesson Plans in Microsoft Word (DOCX) format.
System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor 2GHz or equivalent, Windows® 7/8/10, 2GB RAM, Internet Explorer®, allow active content, and Adobe® Reader® (free download).
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Macintosh®: Intel® processor 2GHz or equivalent, Mac OS® X v10.6 or higher, 2GB RAM, Safari®, allow active content, and Adobe® Reader® (free download).
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ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 978-1-63126-253-1 $252.00 $189.00 *
The ExamView® Assessment Suite allows you to quickly and easily create, administer, and score paper and online tests. The ExamView® Assessment Suite includes the ExamView® Test Generator, ExamView® Test Manager, and ExamView® Test Player.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Windows® XP SP or later; Intel® Pentium® IV Processor 1GHz or higher (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 500 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system); Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
Macintosh®: Mac OS® 10.6 or later; Intel® Processor 1GHz or higher; 32-bit and 64-bit Kernel and Extensions; 512 MB RAM; 300 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system); Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License over 1690 slides 978-1-63126-254-8 $244.00 $183.00 *
Individual License. This product contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 33 chapters and 5 identification glossaries, comprising over 1690 slides of instructional material.

The presentations are best viewed in PowerPoint 2003 or higher or in the PowerPoint Viewer. If viewed in earlier versions of PowerPoint, they may not display properly. Also provided is a link that allows download of the current version of PowerPoint Viewer. Internet connection required to access web links, streaming content, and free downloads.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor 2GHz or equivalent, Windows® 7/8/10, 2GB RAM, Internet Explorer®, allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), and Adobe® Reader® (free download). Internet connection required to access web links, streaming content, and free downloads.
Macintosh®: Intel® processor 2GHz or equivalent, Mac OS® X v10.6 or higher, 256MB RAM, Safari®, allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download for Mac OS® 9.X), and Adobe® Reader® (free download). Internet connection required to access web links, streaming content, and free downloads.
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Table of Contents

Today's Leaders
1. The Horticulture Industry
2. Agricultural Leadership
3. Experiential Learning: SAE
4. Communication, Critical Thinking, and Information Literacy
5. Horticultural Business Management
6. Worker and Tool Safety
Horticultural Biology
7. Plant Taxonomy
8. Plant Biology
9. Plant Growth and Development
10. Environmental Conditions for Growth
11. Soils and Media
12. Plant Nutrition
Plant Propagation
13. Seed Propagation
14. Stem and Leaf Propagation
15. Layering and Division
16. Grafting and Budding
17. Tissue Culture: Micropropagagtion
Horticultural Practices
18. Greenhouse Operation and Maintenance
19. Greenhouse Production
20. 21st Century Horticulture
21. Nursery Production
22. Vegetable Production
23. Fruit and Nut Production
24. Turfgrass Management
Landscape Design and Safety
25. Landscape Design
26. Floral Design
27. Interior Plantscaping
28. Landscape Planting and Maintenance
Integrated Pest Management
29. Integrated Pest Management
30. Insects
31. Disease Management
32. Weeds
33. Pesticide Management and Safety
Look Inside
Online Learning Suite, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
g-wonlinetextbooks.com
Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Agriculture)
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Chapter 4 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Agriculture)
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Chapter 17 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Agriculture)
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
PPS
Chapter 4 (PPS, 5.92 MB)
PPS
Chapter 17 (PPS, 1.69 MB)
Companion Website
www.g-wlearning.com
View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Agriculture)
Correlations
Precision Exams
Tennessee
Texas
PDF
Horticultural Science (PDF, 610 KB)
Texas ELPS
About the Author(s)

Jodi Songer Riedel - Ms. Riedel has more than fourteen years of teaching experience in agricultural education. She has instructed and created curriculum for courses in horticulture, sustainable agriculture, forestry, and environmental and natural resources. Ms. Riedel has also instructed many student teachers and has keenly observed and learned what young teachers, especially those with limited horticultural knowledge, need to successfully instruct agricultural education courses. In her Wakefield High School classroom, Ms. Riedel employs learning by doing.

Ms. Riedel also organizes and supervises urban service learning projects and Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAEs) in Raleigh, NC. She spends countless hours in and out of the classroom managing the school's 1800-square foot greenhouse and oversees fruit, vegetable, and ornamental gardens within the school grounds. Ms. Riedel funds and sustains her inspirational program and its efforts each year through grants and annual plant sales, cultivated by students. Ms. Riedel's dedication and enthusiasm earned her the 2010 Governor's Environmental Educator of the Year for North Carolina. She has also been awarded a distinguished Kenan Fellowship and assigned to the Governor's Teaching Network.

Elizabeth Driscoll - Ms. Driscoll holds the position of 4-H Subject-Matter Specialist across the Departments of Crop Science, Entomology, Horticultural Science and Soil Science at North Carolina State University with North Carolina Cooperative Extension. She has been working to connect youth and educators to issues in agriculture and natural resources in relevant and meaningful ways for over 15 years. Ms. Driscoll's 4-H "Grow For It" program focuses on developing resources and experiential projects that foster curious and wondering youth, inspire critical thinking and problem solving, build a positive science self-concept, connecting kids to good food and nurturing environmental stewards of the land through gardening and agriculture.

With a BS and an MS in horticultural science from Michigan State University, she actively translates agricultural research from the Land Grant Universities into hands-on, inquiry-based curricular resources to support county-based 4-H youth programs. Serving over 350 Cooperative Extension county field faculty in agriculture, horticulture, 4-H, and Family and Consumer Sciences, Ms. Driscoll uses a strong train-the-trainer approach to broadly and deeply engage audiences in their own innovative delivery of agricultural programs to youth. She leads multiple precollege programs for youth, including the Horticultural Science Summer Institute, Resource Conservation Workshop, Cultivate: Crop Science Teen Weekend, as well as other numerous youth leadership programs. Additionally, Ms. Driscoll cohosts the FoodCorps NC program with The Center for Environmental Farming Systems and many local partners to connect kids to healthy food in schools through school gardens, garden-enhanced food and nutrition education, and access to local food through farm-to-cafeteria projects.