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1. Objectives Learn the importance of horticultural products Recognize the aesthetic and recreational value of horticulture Identify environmental benefits.

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2 Objectives Learn the importance of horticultural products Recognize the aesthetic and recreational value of horticulture Identify environmental benefits and concerns Explore the economic role of the horticulture industry 2

3 Food Production Fruits, nuts and vegetables provide essential vitamins and minerals Sold as fresh, frozen, canned or processed 3

4 Specialty Crops Herbs Coffee Chocolate Medicinal Plants –foxglove is the source of digitalis, a heart medication 4

5 Aesthetic Value Landscape plants enhance our surroundings Plants function to improve our physical environment –with shade –with windbreaks 5

6 Aesthetic Value We bring plants indoors for beauty Indoor plants fill an emotional need Plants function to define spaces and uses 6

7 Aesthetic Value Flower arrangements add beauty to our homes Flowers are symbols of love, celebration, friendship and sympathy 7

8 Recreational Value Gardening provides both exercise and relaxation School and community gardens provide educational and social benefits as well 8

9 Recreational Value Vegetable gardens Orchards Planting trees & flowers 9

10 Recreational Value Lawns Golf courses Sports fields 10

11 Therapeutic Value Convalescent homes Persons with disabilities Hospitals 11

12 Environmental Concerns Plants provide shade and cooler temperatures around houses and buildings Plants filter air and improve air quality Bioremediation – where plants are used to remove or neutralize contaminants in soil or water 12

13 Environmental Concerns Plants prevent erosion Runoff of fertilizers and pesticides endanger water sources 13

14 Economic Value Horticulture industry provides employment in a wide range of fields: –landscape designers and contractors –lawn care –golf course management 14

15 Economic Value Vegetable, fruit and nut growers Processors Distributors 15

16 Economic Value Ornamental plant production Garden centers and nurseries 16

17 Economic Value Florists Interior plant design and maintenance 17

18 Economic Value Biotechnology research 18

19 Economic Value Related products and services –chemicals –fertilizers –insecticides –fungicides –growth regulators 19

20 Economic Value Related products and services –garden tools –power equipment –irrigation supplies 20

21 Economic Value Related products and services –seed companies –greenhouse equipment and supplies –organic soil amendments 21

22 Economic Value Related products and services –transportation and distribution of horticultural products –sales and marketing 22

23 23 Assessment

24 1. Flowers add beauty to one’s home. A. True B. False 2. Which of the following is NOT a specialty crop? A. Coffee B. Herbs C. Chocolate D. Corn 24

25 Assessment 3. Plants degrade air quality. A. True B. False 4. Fruits, nuts and vegetables are classified as which of the following benefits of the horticulture industry? A. Aesthetic value B. Recreational value C. Therapeutic value D. Food production 25

26 Assessment 5. Biotech research does not benefit from advances in the horticulture industry. A. True B. False 6. Which of the following is NOT a environmental benefit of plants? A. Provide shade B. Filter air C. Provide cooler temperatures D. Increase erosion 26

27 Assessment 7. Which of the following is known as the process where plants are used to remove or neutralize contaminants in soil or water? A. Runoff B. Erosion C. Bioremediation D. Pollution 8. Which of the following is NOT an aesthetic value of indoor plants? A. To increase beauty B. To define spaces and uses C. To fill an emotional need D. To provide exercise 27

28 Assessment 9. Which of the following are considered symbols of love, celebration, friendship and sympathy? A. Plants B. Flowers C. Trees D. Shrubs 10. Which of the following is NOT considered a recreational value of plants? A. Lawns B. Golf C. Gardens D. Fruits and nuts 28

29 Acknowledgements 29 Production Coordinator Sandra Balch Graphic Designer Melody Rowell Technical Writer Jessica Odom V.P. of Brand Management Clayton Franklin Executive Producer Gordon W. Davis, Ph.D. © MMXIV CEV Multimedia, Ltd.


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