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

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2008-07-28
Publisher(s): Wiley
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Summary

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 Biography

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, Penn-sylvania. 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 Horti-culture at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. She is coauthor of Landscape Design: Theory and Application.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
About the Authorsp. vii
Mathematical Principlesp. 1
Basic Math Skillsp. 1
Measurement and Calculations with Measured Valuesp. 31
Geometryp. 47
Green Industry Applicationsp. 79
Calculating the Area of Landscape Featuresp. 79
Fertilizer Calculationsp. 95
Pesticide and Plant Growth Regulator Calculationsp. 127
Calibration of Application Equipmentp. 151
Mathematical Applications for the Turfgrass Industryp. 169
Mathematical Applications for the Landscape Industryp. 191
Mathematical Applications for the Greenhouse, Nursery, and Interior Landscape Industriesp. 223
Metric System Prefixesp. 285
Tables of Equivalentsp. 287
Table of Conversion Factorsp. 297
Squaring-Up Gardens and Garden Structuresp. 307
Solutions to Practice Problemsp. 309
Indexp. 395
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