This book should be of interest to introductory courses in agriculture, agriscience, and plant and animal taxonomy.
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Dr. Elmer Cooper is a professor emeritus of the University of Maryland. He taught in public schools for over 17 years, including grades 8 through 12 and adults. Dr. Cooper served as State Supervisor of Agriculture/Agribusiness and Renewable Natural Resources in Maryland for four years. He was a teacher and educator at Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland for 12 years, and many outstanding teachers in the field have benefited from his guidance.Review:
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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