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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 Recreational Value Vegetable gardens Orchards Planting trees & flowers

10 Recreational Value Lawns Golf courses Sports fields

11 Therapeutic Value Convalescent homes Persons with disabilities
Hospitals

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

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

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

15 Economic Value Vegetable, fruit and nut growers Processors
Distributors

16 Economic Value Ornamental plant production
Garden centers and nurseries

17 Economic Value Florists Interior plant design and maintenance

18 Economic Value Biotechnology research

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

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

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

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

23 Assessment

24 Assessment 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

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

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

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

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

29 Acknowledgements 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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