Mathematics for the Green Industry

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ISBN-13: 9780470136720
ISBN-10: 0470136723
Author: Michael L Agnew; Nancy H Agnew; Nick E Christians; Ann Marie VanDerZanden
Pages: 408

Mathematics for the Green Industry: Essential Calculations for Horticulture and Landscape Professionals presents the calculations necessary to effectively, safely and economically manage a horticultural or landscaping 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. Includes computations for landscape installation and maintenance; greenhouse, nursery and interior landscape operation; parks and recreation maintenance; turf management; proper application of fertilizers, pesticides and plant-growth regulators; proper calibration of application equipment. Additional features include multiple computations, appendices with units of measure and equivalents and a table with conversion factors.