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Index of the Arizona Master Gardener Manual



Introduction, Overview, and Credits


Basic Botany

Plant Parts and Function
[ Stems | Leaves | Buds | Roots | Flowers | Fruit | Seeds ]
Plant Growth and Development
[ Photosynthesis | Respiration | Transpiration ]
Environmental Factors that Affect Plant Growth
[ Light | Temperature | Water (Humidity) | Nutrition; Macronutrient Outline, Micronutrient Outline ]

Soils and Fertilizers

Soils
[ Soils | Properties | Classes | Caliche | Depth | Components | PH ]
Fertilizers
[ Fertilizers | Analysis | Types | Organic | Applying | Application | Improving | Compost ]

Entomology

Basic Entomology
[ Introduction | Anatomy | Development | Classification | Specific Groups; Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Hemiptera, Homoptera, Orthoptera, Isoptera, Dermaptera, Thysanoptera, Thysanura, Collembola, Other insects, Relatives, Other classes ]
Insect Pests
[ IPM | Landscape; Foliage, Sap, Trunk, Root | Turf Grass; Root, Leaf, Sap, Nuisance | Household; Structures, Living Quarters, Products | Outdoor | Citrus | Fruits | Gardens ]
General Control Principles
[ Preface | Cultural | Mechanical | Biological; Predators, Parasites, Diseases, Conclusion ]

Plant Pathology

Introduction
[ History | Diseases Defined| Conditions | Symptoms | Development | Control | Summary ]
Diagnostic Keys
[ Vegetables | Specific Vegetables; Asparagus, Bean, Beet, Carrot, Cole Crops, Corn, Cucurbits, Eggplant, Lettuce, Onion, Pea, Pepper, Potato, Tomato | Tree Fruits| Specific Fruits; Apple, Stone, Citrus | Ornamentals | Specific Ornamentals; Rose Family, Rose, Palm, Pine ]

A Systematic Approach to Diagnosing Plant Damage

Introduction
Define the Problem
Look for Patterns
Delineate Development
Determine Causes
[ Determine | Symptoms and Signs | Distinguishing | Chemical Injury]
Key Symptoms
Summary
Annotated Bibliography
[ Bibliography | Pathogen | Nonliving Factors ]

Pesticide Use and Safety

Introduction (Terminology)
Pesticide Formulations
[ Formulations | Label ]
Application Equipment
[ Equipment | Using Pesticides Safely ]
Pesticides and the Environment
Pesticide Conversion Charts

Plant Propagation

Sexual Propagation
[ Seed | Starting Seeds| Transplanting ]
Asexual Propagation
[ Asexual | Grafting ]

Pruning

Reasons For Pruning
[ Training | Techniques ]
Pruning Shrubs
Pruning Hedges
Pruning Fruit Trees
[ Fruit Trees| Other | Small Fruit ]

Indoor Plants

Selecting An Interior Plant
[ Selecting | Environmental Factors | Media ]
Containers
Plant Lists
[ Light Requirements| Specific Indoor|Hanging Baskets]

The Vegetable Garden

Introduction
Soil Preparation
Seed For The Garden
[ Seed | Soil Temperature ]
Transplants For The Garden
Irrigating The Garden
[ Irrigating | Rooting ]
Fertilizing The Garden
Weed Control In The Garden
Vegetable Planting Guide and Recommended Planting Dates
[ Guide | Regions 1 - 3 | Regions 4 - 6 ]
Intensive Gardening Methods
Container Garden
Vegetable Gardening In The Fall (Winter In The Hotter Regions)
[ Fall | Season ]
Selected Vegetable Crops
[ Intro | Asparagus | Beans | Broccoli | Brussels Sprouts | Cabbage | Cauliflower | Sweet Corn | Cucumbers | Eggplant | Lettuce | Melons | Onions | Peppers | Potatoes | Squash | Tomatoes | Herbs | Herb Use ]

Fruit Trees in the Home Yard

Introduction
[ Considerations | Foundation | Nursery Stock ]
Planting and Varieties
[ Planting | Varieties ]
Care
[ Fertilization | Thinning | Pollination | Irrigation | Pruning ]

Lawns

Growth Characteristic of Turfgrasses
[ Warm Season| Cool Season ]
Vegetative Key to Seven Turf Grasses
Seed Versus Sod
Preparation for Planting Turf
Planting
[ Seeding| Installation Tips | Plugging ]
Maintenance
[ Irrigation| New Lawn | Fertilization | Renovating | Mowing | Mowing Heights | Dethatching | Aeration | Weed ]
Maintenance Schedules
[ Bermudagrass| Buffalograss | Fescue and Ryegrass| Bluegrass | Overseed Ryegrass| Augustine | Tall Fescue| Zoysia ]

Arboriculture

Selecting Plants
Purchasing Plants
Planting
Fertilizing Plants
Watering Plants
Winterizing Trees
Pruning

The Flower Bed

Planning the Flower Bed
Annuals
[ Culture and Maintenance| Controlling Insects and Diseases| Special Uses | Special Uses Cont. | Environments ]
Biennials
Perennials
[ Culture and Maintenance| Controlling Insects and Diseases| Asexual Propagation ]
Bulbs

Water Quality and Consumer Use of Lawn and Garden Chemicals

Sources And Mechanisms Of Groundwater Contamination
Application Of Lawn And Garden Chemicals
Management Practices For Fertilization
[ Lawns| Gardens| Ornamentals ]
Pesticide Management Practices
[ Practices| Disposing ]
Disposing Of Leftover Lawn And Garden Chemicals
Integrated Pest Management
[ IPM| Example| Cultural | Biological ]
Selecting Professional Lawn Services
Summary



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