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Mathematics for the Green Industry: Essential Calculations for Horticulture and Landscape Professionals

Mathematics for the Green Industry: Essential Calculations for Horticulture and Landscape Professionals

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Get this comprehensive guide to the use of math in the Green Industry.

Designed for both students and practitioners in the Green Industry, this book offers full coverage of the calculations necessary to effectively, safely, and economically manage a Green Industry operation. The authors provide clear explanations of all relevant mathematical principles and cover calculations inherent in all aspects of the Green Industry, from determining area and volume, to the application of fertilizers, pesticides, and growth regulators, to preparing design and installation cost estimates. Coverage includes computations for:

  • Landscape installation and maintenance.
  • Greenhouse, nursery, and interior landscape operation.
  • Parks and recreation maintenance.
  • Turf management, including lawn care, sports turf, and sod production.
  • Proper application of fertilizers, pesticides, and plant-growth regulators.
  • Proper calibration of application equipment.

Additional features include multiple computations you can work through, appendices with units of measure and equivalents, and a table with conversion factors.



Author: Nick E. Christians, Michael L. Agnew, Nancy H. Agnew
Publisher: Wiley
Published: 07/01/2008
Pages: 416
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.50lbs
Size: 9.00h x 7.40w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780470136720

About the Author
Michael L. Agnew, PhD, is Senior Field Technical Manager for Syngenta Professional Products, Greensboro, North Carolina. He is coauthor of Mathematics of Turfgrass Maintenance, Fourth Edition (Wiley).

Nancy H. Agnew, PhD, is Student Programs Instructor at Longwood Gardens, Inc., Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. She teaches a course in horticulture mathematics.

NICK E. CHRISTIANS, PhD, is University Professor of Horticulture at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. His previous books include Mathematics of Turf-grass Maintenance, Fourth Edition, and Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management, Third Edition (Wiley).

Ann Marie Vanderzanden, PhD, is Associate Professor of Horticulture at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. She is coauthor of Landscape Design: Theory and Application.


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