Introduction to Horticulture Science covers this material in sufficient detail for use as an introductory college textbook for a horticultural science class. It provides a very good survey of key aspects of this area and presents cutting edge research at a level understandable to undergraduate students. This article introduces students to fundamental concepts including an introduction to the fairway plant; the origin and domestication of plants; the horticulture industry; and the elemental steps leading to success in a horticulture career. The connection between horticulture and the surroundings is discussed along with the classification of plants and plant anatomy. Also included is information on plant propagation; media, nutrients and fertilizers; plants and the surroundings; plant growth regulators; post harvest physiology and pest management; and it concludes with a comprehensive discussion of greenhouse structures; nursery web site selection; development and facilities; producing nursery crops; and floral design.
Introduction to Horticultural Science