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Agriscience Fundamentals and Applications is the premier introductory textbook for agricultural education in secondary schools. It addresses the entire agricultural industry and introduces science as the basis for higher productivity and for the safest food system in the world. At the same time, the authors introduces agricultural careers and opportunities, the integration of science into the agricultural curriculum, information accessed via the Internet, and National FFA programs related to agriscience and technology.
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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:
Chapter 1: The Science of Living Things. Chapter 2: Better Living through Agriscience. Chapter 3: Biotechnology. Chapter 4: Career Options in Agriscience. Chapter 5: Supervised Agricultural Experience. Chapter 6: Leadership Development in Agriscience. Chapter 7: Maintaining Air Quality. Chapter 8: Water and Soil Conservation. Chapter 9: Soils and Hydroponics Management. Chapter 10: Forest Management. Chapter 11: Wildlife Management. Chapter 12: Aquaculture. Chapter 13: Biological, Cultural, and Chemical Control of Pests. Chapter 14: Safe Use of Pesticides. Chapter 15: Plant Structures and Taxonomy. Chapter 16: Plant Physiology. Chapter 17: Plant Reproduction. Chapter 18: Home Gardening. Chapter 19: Vegetable Production. Chapter 20: Fruit and Nut Production. Chapter 21: Grain, Oil, and Specialty Field-Crop Production. Chapter 22: Forage and Pasture Management. Chapter 23: Indoor Plants. Chapter 24: Turfgrass Use and Management. Chapter 25: Tree and Shrubs. Chapter 26: Animal Anatomy, Physiology, and Nutrition. Chapter 27: Animal Health. Chapter 28: Genetics, Breeding, and Reproduction. Chapter 29: Small Animal Care and Management. Chapter 30: Dairy and Livestock Management. Chapter 31: Horse Management. Chapter 32: The Food Industry. Chapter 33: Food Science. Chapter 34: Marketing in Agriscience. Chapter 35: Agribusiness Planning. Chapter 36: Entrepreneurship in Agriscience. Appendix A: Developing a Personal Budget. Appendix B: Plan Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs. Glossary.
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