- Paperback: 408 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (July 28, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470136723
- ISBN-13: 978-0470136720
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,116,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mathematics for the Green Industry: Essential Calculations for Horticulture and Landscape Professionals 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
A 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.
Following clear explanations of all relevant mathematical principles, the authors 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 for readers to work through, appendices with units of measure and equivalents, and a table with conversion factors.
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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At its most basic level, this textbook is a decent introduction to the math skills required to be successful in the horticulture and landscape fields. The subject matter is all very useful, and generally the authors present the information in an easy-to-read style and give examples that help the reader understand the processes. I imagine a second or revised edition that has been thoroughly proofread and had all of the math checked will be much more effective as a text that will actually help students understand the math principles involved.