Patterned after FFA-endorsed curricula, this best-selling full-color text integrates basic biological and technological concepts with principles of production agriculture. It carefully takes students through all major science areas from plant and animal sciences, to food science, to environmental technology. The Second Edition features several new Agri-profiles of hi-tech agricultural careers, as well as the latest information on integrated pest management, agribusiness, and natural resource management. Stocked with pedagogical aids, such as performance-based objectives, terms-to-know, chapter-ending reviews, and objective, essay, and review questions, as well as a complete supplement package, this edition provides the tools needed to plan and implement a successful introductory Agriscience program. (plant and animal science, science of living things, biotechnology, natural resource management, hydroponics management)
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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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