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Green Industry Fundamentals

  • Classification of plants

  • Organizational levels of plant anatomy

  • Plant growth

  • Phases of plant growth

  • Plant physiological and metabolic processes

  • Environmental factors influencing growth

  • Plant Nomenclature

  • Plant Identification

  • Plant Categories

  • How to Study this Topic

  • What is soil?

  • Soil Formation

  • Soil Physical Properties

  • Improving Soil Structure

  • Soil Chemical Properties

  • Soil pH

  • Soil Testing

  • The essential elements in plant development

  • Key Macronutrients

  • Key Micronutrients

  • Soil Factors That Affect Nutrient Uptake

  • Fertilization

  • Adjusting Soil pH

  • Diagnosing Nutrient Problems

  • The Four Major Causes of Plant Problems

  • Steps In Diagnosis

  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

  • Cultural Control

  • Biological Management

  • Genetic Control

  • Chemical Control

  • The Pesticide Label

  • Integrated Weed Management

  • Life Cycles Of Weeds

  • Classification of Herbicides

  • Formulation

  • Application

  • Chemical Failures

  • Elements of Landscape Design

  • Functions of the Landscape

  • Design Principles

  • Plant Selection

  • Landscape Design Process

  • Natives in Design

  • The Invasive Plant Issue

  • Sustainability and the Green Industry

  • Selling and Sales Strategies

  • Steps in the Sales Process

  • Successful Sales Strategies and Customer Relations

  • What all Applicators Must Understand

  • Pesticide Movement

  • Protecting Sensitive Areas

  • Transporting and Storing Pesticides

  • Possible Harmful Effects From Pesticides

  • Risk and Risk Reduction

  • Resources

  • Things mistaken as chemical injury, such as environmental stress or cultural issues

  • Herbicide injury examples on turf, vegetables, and trees

  • Different exposure sites to herbicides

  • Cross contamination 

  • Volatilization and drift

  • Concentrations of herbicides  

  • Considerations for Glyphosate applications

  • Symptoms of herbicide injury

  • Wood strength

  • Branch angels,

  • Air flow/circulation within the crown 

  • Flowering and fruiting

  • Plant vigor 

  • Functions of the landscape 

  • Design intent

  • Organization of space

  • Line, form, texture, color

  • Planting design principles

  • Plant composition

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