Agriscience: Fundamentals and Applications

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This third edition of "Agriscience: Fundamentals & Applications," addresses the basic levels of modern agriscience concepts using language and examples designed to meet the needs of beginning students interested in natural science careers. The text integrates broadened principles of agriculture through all the major science areas, and adds many new applications of science, technology, math, agriculture, natural resources and the environment. New full-color photographs and illustrations have been added for visual enhancement, as well as internet icons to help students explore agriscience topics beyond the boundaries of the text. The unit profiles and student activities provide instructors with innovative ways to teach modern agriscience concepts, as this book contains invaluable resources for introductory agriscience curriculums.

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Over the course of his career, L. DeVere Burton has served as a high school agriculture teacher, Idaho State Supervisor/FFA Advisor, Director of Research for Idaho State Division of Professional/Technical Education, and Instructional Dean at the College of Southern Idaho. He was a member of several curriculum development committees sponsored by the Ag Ed Council, and served for four years as an Adult Consultant to the Nominating Committee, National FFA Organization. In recent years, he has been recognized by Who's Who In Science and Engineering; and Who's Who In America. Burton served as Past State President, IVATA; Past National President, NASAE, and has contributed articles to a variety of agricultural magazines and publications.

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SECTION 1: Agriscience in the Information Age Unit 1- The Science of Living Things, Unit 2- Better Living Through Agriscience, Unit 3- Biotechnology. Section 2: You and the New Millenium, Unit 4- Career options in Agriscience, Unit 5- Supervised Agriscience Experience, Unit 6- Leadership Development in Agriscience. SECTION 3: Natural Resources Management Unit 7- Maintaining Air Quality, Unit 8- Water and Soil Conservation, Unit 9- Soils and Hydroponics management, Unit 10- Forest Management, Unit 11- Wildlife Management, Unit 12- Aquaculture. SECTION 4: Integrated Pest Management Unit 13- Biological, Cultural, and Chemical Control of Pests, Unit 14- Safe Use of Pesticides. SECTION 5: Plant Sciences Unit 15- Plant Structures and Taxonomy, Unit 16- Plant Physiology, Unit 17- Plant Reproduction. SECTION 6: Crop Science Unit 18- Home Gardening, Unit 19- Vegetable Production, Unit 20- Fruit and Nut Production, Unit 21- Grain, Oil, and Specialty Field-Crop Production, Unit 22- Forage and Pasture Management. SECTION 7: Ornamental Use of Plants Unit-23- Indoor Plants, Unit 24- Turfgrass use and Maintenance, Unit 25- Trees and Shrubs. SECTION 8: Animal Sciences Unit 26- Animal Anatomy, Physiology, and Nutrition, Unit 27- Animal Health, Unit 28- Genetics, Breeding, and Reproduction, Unit 29- Small Animal Care and Management, Unit 30- Dairy and Livestock Management, Unit 31- Horse Management. SECTION 9: Food Science and Technology Unit 32- The food Industry, Unit 33- Food Science. SECTION 10: Communications and Management in Agriscience Unit 34- Marketing in Agriscience, Unit 35- Planning Agribusinesses, Unit 36- Enterpreneurship in Agriscience. Glossary. Index

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