Principles of Plant Science: Environmental Factors and Technology in Growing Plants
Author: Dennis R. Decoteau
Promoting an understanding of the role of the environment in plant growth and development, this unique plant science book offers its readers much more than the traditional focus topics of analyzing the industries and surveying important crops. Its emphasis on environmental factors enables learners to better understand current and emerging technologies that modify the environment to improve plant production. The book features three section coverage of environmental factor material. The first section provides background information on the specific environmental factor, and presents appropriate physical definitions and explanations. The second section discusses how the environmental factor affects plant growth, direct effects on biological processes, and specific effects on plants. The third section illustrates how agricultural technologies affect the environmental factor, especially for the benefit of plant growth and production. For horticulturalists, plant researchers and extension personnel, and certified plant scientists.