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Mathematics for the Green Industry


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Preface. About the Authors. Part 1: Mathematical Principles. Chapter 1. Basic Math Skills. Chapter 2. Measurement and Calculations with Measured Values. Chapter 3. Geometry. Part 2: Green Industry Applications. Chapter 4. Calculating the Area of Landscape Features. Chapter 5. Fertilizer Calculations. Chapter 6. Pesticide and Plant Growth Regulator Calculations. Chapter 7. Calibration of Application Equipment. Chapter 8. Mathematical Applications for the Turfgrass Industry. Chapter 9. Mathematical Applications for the Landscape Industry. Chapter 10. Mathematical Applications for the Greenhouse, Nursery, and Interior Landscape Industries. Appendix A. Metric System Prefixes. Appendix B. Tables of Equivalents. Appendix C. Table of Conversion Factors. Appendix D. Squaring-Up Gardens and garden Structures. Appendix E. Solutions to Practice Problems. Index.

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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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