Plant Taxonomy: a two part DVD
What is the difference between a plant species and a sub-species, and how are those plants related to hybrids, varieties and forms? These questions have often created frustration and confusion between botanists, horticulturists and scientists. Finally there is a detailed video which explains the systems for naming, classifying and identifying plants.
Plant Taxonomy: The Universal Language, is a video program which covers many related topics including scientific nomenclature, classification, identification and field botany. The first half of the program starts by introducing viewers to the internationally recognized system of binomial nomenclature developed by Carl Linnaeus(1707-1778).
While older models of classification are based on plant morphology, this program also presents new systems based on recent molecular findings. See how plant samples and records are stored in a modern herbarium. Text graphics make it easy for students to grasp the many rules which are used when recording plant names.
The second half of the video shows how to develop observation skills for recognizing plant families in gardens and natural environments. Clear and readable text is shown as the narrator presents the terms used to describe flowers and leaves. These terms are repeated as students see how to identify flowering plant families and species. Dichotymous keys are shown alongside video images which help to illustrate the key terms and definitions as they are being narrated.
Extensive graphics, clear examples, original music and beautiful photography make this program a powerful resource on this complex yet important topic. Two videos on one tape. Part 1: 21 min. Part 2: 28 min. $155.00
1200 Weeds of North America
This DVD is a follow-up to the extremely successful 1,000 Weeds of North America CD. We’ve added 200 species and over 2,000 new images ( 6,200+ images total) and a new graphical user interface. The weed identification software contained on this DVD is useful to a broad audience ranging from college professors and professional herbicide applicators, to gardeners, ranchers, and anyone curious about weeds. It is an easy to use approach that allows the user to identify their plant by selecting the characteristic that they see (milky juice, plant height, spines, leaf shape, flower color, etc.) This program includes: graphic images of all terms and botanical structures used in the identification process; a step-by-step tutorial; cross references to page numbers in over 50 of the most popular weed reference books; country-level distribution maps for each species; and more. PC only. DVD for PC computer
1200 Weeds of North America $109.00
Diseases of Landscape Plants DVD
This program looks closely at fungi, bacteria and viruses, as well as environmental conditions. Common symptoms are clearly illustrated with appropriate modes of action and cultural control methods. Different plant diseases may show similar symptoms. Use this video to help find the right treatments for specific plant diseases. 17 min.
Diseases of Landscape Plants DVD $95.00
Flower Identification PowerPoint®
This new production includes detailed floral informaiton on common flowers for the garden and nursery. The flowers identified in this presentation are aligned to the National FFA
Floriculture Identification list. Each plant includes the common and scientific name, origin, possible colors and at least two pictures of the plant. 154 “slides&lduo;
Flower ID PowerPoint® $125.00
Flowers for Entertaining: a 4 program DVD set
The Flowers for Entertaining Series
- Flowers for Entertaining 4 Vol. DVD set
- Mound Design: 27 min
- Diamond Centerpiece: 27 min.
- Candelabra: 27 min.
- Buffet Design: 27 min.
A set of four DVDs with instruction in table centerpieces, buffet designs and more, provides excellent demonstrations by one of the leading floral design professors in the US. Floral decor is important for setting the tone and formality of a special event. In this series, Dr. Jim DelPrince, a professor at Mississippi State University, provides the instruction on the four major styles of party/reception floral designs: the mound centerpiece, the diamond centerpiece, candelabra design and buffet design. Each of these styles are adaptable to many occasions and settings, making this series a must-have to learn party floral design. Mississippi State is the home of The University Florist, an on-campus florist and gift shop, as well as the foremost baccalaureate degree program in Horticulture, Floral Management. This floral design set was produced Dr. Jim DelPrince of Mississippi State University. The set includes four floral design DVDs, they are clear and easy-to-follow, making them great for classroom use in high schools and collegiate floral design classes. Their duration enables teachers to show the DVD and then have students work through the design on their own. Each program is approximately 27 min. in length. Produced in 2007. $95.00
Horticopia A to Z CD-ROM
This CD-ROM covers all plants commonly studied, including woody and herbaceous plants, so that this single volume should serve the student throughout their studies. It is easy to use with a user-friendly list manager to organize plant lists and create your own plant lists. Includes botanical name pronunciation, with family names, botanical plant names and common names with extensive common name cross-reference. Plant identification and extensive printing options are some of the many useful features of this new interactive tool. Windows PC only.
CD-ROM (T-2076) $125.00
Horticopia A to Z CD-ROM $125.00
House Plant Identification CD-ROM
Enjoy full-color photos as you learn the ornamental features, form and size, light requirements, special features and name derivation of 174 house plants. You can view and hear scientific and common name pronunciation and quiz yourself on 60 flowering, 50 foliage, 24 cactus and succulents, 11 ferns, 8 orchids and 4 types of palm plants that are admired and tended in homes around the country.CD-ROM $125.00
Plant I.D. The Easy Way CD-ROM
With this incredible multimedia resource, students can view 354 photos and read distinguishing characteristics of plants in each of the following areas: annuals, perennials, bulbs, ground covers, lawn grasses, trees, shrubs, vegetables, herbs, fruits and nuts. Zoom in on the photo, request the pronunciation key and quiz yourself on any and all plant sections. In the included video, Techniques in Plant Identification, you learn eight general identification techniques for all plants. A “must see” for any botany or horticulture class.
Plant ID The Easy Way CD-ROM $99.00
Plant Selection DVD
Whether faced with bare soil at a new home construction site or redesigning an established yard, this program will help you make the correct landscaping decisions. Discover how to select plants for specific functions, locations and environmental considerations, including the safety of those who will be enjoying the landscaping. This video also shows the many resources available to fine-tune selections to your own region and needs. PDF supplement included. DVD 23 min.
Plant Selection DVD $119.00
Techniques in Plant ID DVD
his magnificent video provides a comprehensive introduction to the skill of plant identification. Discover the importance of learning detailed characteristics of foliage, stems and branches, flowers, fruit and plant form. Common and botanical nomenclature are clearly presented. This video is a visual treat. 25 min. DVD
Techniques in Plant ID DVD $95.00