An all-new option for introductory horticulture or plant science courses, Horticulture Today engages students with practical information they can use and hands-on activities they perform. Written by two dynamic agriculture educators, the text provides a contemporary overview of the horticulture industry, plus thorough coverage of plant science, horticultural practices, landscape design and maintenance, and integrated pest management. In developing an appreciation for the diversity and global context of horticulture, Horticulture Today helps students to develop literacy in Green Industry careers as well as the skills they will need to succeed.
Abundant STEM Connections within the text place horticulture and plant science in a broader academic context. STEM Connections and Academic Activities at the end of each chapter provide additional reinforcement for students and assessment material for instructors.
Reading and critical thinking skills are methodically developed throughout, while special features like Corner Questions pose entertaining and thought-provoking questions that make learning fun.
To connect classroom and experiential learning, a dedicated chapter on Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) sets the stage for horticulture as an SAE focus. SAE Opportunities provided at the end of each chapter provide an additional springboard for planning and decision-making.