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The Science of Biological Decomposition: Effective Composting Methods

Start on the microscopic level to see the wide array of micro and macro-organisms which break down organic matter. See how to create compost and explore its water and nutrient holding capacity. Learn the basics of aerobic hot composting & how to create a good C:C (brown:green) ratio when layering. More

33 minutes
  • $119.00
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Integrated Compost Systems

See how to design, implement and operate effective compost systems. Visit a renowned agricultural compost operator, a worm farm operator, a landscape manager who composts all of the organic matter at a golf and town home retirement community, a yard waste recycling specialist who coordinates a city-wide compost system, a landfill manager who runs a huge windrow operation, and a university compost manager who integrates food waste, yard waste and farm waste. Pricing reflects theh "public performance right". More

33 minutes
  • $119.00
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Crazy About Cacti

Words cannot adequately describe the exotic variety of cacti available to the gardener, or how alien many of them appear to us. The cactus family is a strikingly beautiful and hardy group of succulents whose unique variety is unmatched by decorative texture and ornamental color. Cacti have evolved to survive in a wide range of environmental conditions. More

20 minutes
  • $119.00
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Hooked on Succulents

Succulents are among the easiest plants to propagate and grow, and thus make excellent projects for the school greenhouse. Even students who have never grown a plant in their life will find easy success with succulents. Succulents have a strong pull on our imagination. More

23 minutes
  • $119.00
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IPM in Turf

See how an IPM program for turf can increase pest control, while effectively cutting costs. Students will learn how to regularly monitor for weeds, insects and diseases, how to utilize habitat modification, physical/mechanical controls, horticultural controls, biological controls and least-toxic chemical controls to efficiently keep turf healthy. Pricing reflects the "public performance right". More

25 minutes
  • $119.00
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Controlling Invasive Plants

Discover the history of Arundo, which was used by settlers to make roofs and control erosion. This plant is a great example of how a horticultural introduction can turn into a problem for an entire community. See how thousands of acres of this costly plant have been removed to bring back the native habitat and water resources to the communities depending on them. More

20 minutes
  • $119.00
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Integrated Pest Managements in Greenhouses

See how to apply a detailed pest monitoring program to effectively coordinate physical, biological, cultural, horticultural and chemical controls in greenhouse crops. Learn how to reduce costs, increase safety and improve pest control in production greenhouses. Pricing reflects the "public performance right". More

27 minutes
  • $119.00
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Opportunity to Grow: Horticultural Therapy

Explore a successful horticultural therapy program. See how people with various disabilities effectively form landscape crews and work for professional propagation and nursery operations. See how to use horticulture and social work to add confidence, beauty, self-worth and happiness to the lives of people with disabilities. More

10 minutes
  • $47.95
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Xeriscape

Learn how to conserve water, reduce maintenance, labor and save money. See how these techniques greatly enhance both the beauty and function of landscapes. Explore: proper plant selection; climatic factors and functional considerations in site analysis; soil testing; creative use of color, form and texture; hydrozoning; incorporation of turf areas; proper irrigation system selection, water audits, and irrigation scheduling; soil management via mulches, ground covers, and soil amendments; hardscaping for function and water/maintenance savings. More

26 minutes
  • $119.00
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Propagation Vol. 1: Seeds (IP)

This program covers many manual seed sowing techniques, as well as the use of semiautomatic and full-automatic vacuum seeders. Explore all of the advantages seeds have and study: genetic variation; hybrids; seed anatomy; stages of germination/ harvesting; winnowing and threshing techniques. More

21 minutes
  • $119.00
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Propagation Vol. 2: Cuttings

From hardwood cuttings to hardening off, this fantastic new video shows students the tools, processes and methods used by professional propagators to successfully grow plants from cuttings. Many examples of Stem-cuttings, leaf-cuttings and root-cuttings are demonstrated, as well as specific examples of hardwood, semi-hardwood, softwood and herbaceous cuttings. More

35 minutes
  • $119.00
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Propagation Vol. 3: Vegetative Techniques

A very informative, close-up look at the many practical asexual propagation methods that can be used to reproduce plants. See many descriptive step-by-step examples which demonstrate the different types of vegetative propagation methods such as division, layering, bulbs and underground structures such as rhizomes and tubers. More

28 minutes
  • $119.00
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Propagation Vol. 4: Tubers and Tuberous Roots

Focuses on these underground storage structures in great detail. The primary crops used are potatoes, sweet potatoes and dahlias. Aside from the traditional propagation methods using potato tubers, students will also learn how to work with True Seed Potatoes or TSP.True Seed Potatoes are vital in the development of new potato varieties and are increasingly being produced for developing countries. More


  • $119.00
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Propagation Vol. 5: Hybridization

Volume Five of this series focuses on the mechanisms and benefits of plant hybridization. By observing cross-pollination techniques on tomatoes and day lilies, students will be able to replicate or even find new applications for this technology. Hybridization can invigorate plant varieties, and it is also a natural way to create entirely new kinds of plants. More

28 minutes
  • $119.00
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Propagation Vol. 6: Grafting Vegetables - Approach and Cleft Grafting

Grafting is a well-known method of improving crop performance of long-lived, woody plants like fruit and nut trees, roses and grapes. Grafting is also used commercially to improve vegetable crops. Now, with this new DVD, horticulture instructors can quickly demonstrate the principles and mechanics of grafting by using fast-growing annual vegetables. More

28 minutes
  • $119.00
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Propagation Vol. 7: Grains and Legumes

Grains and legumes feed half of the worlds growing population and also make fascinating subjects for propagation. Volume Seven covers the propagation methods for the major cereal crops (including The Big Three) as well as legume crops, such as soybeans, peanuts and lentils. More

28 minutes
  • $119.00
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Propagation Vol. 8: Tropicals

Volume Eight presents the reproduction techniques as well as cultural information for food staples grown in tropical regions. These economically-important crops feed much of the worlds population yet most of these plants are practically unknown in the USA. More

28 minutes
  • $119.00
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Propagation Vol. 9: Roots

Roots are one of the most nutritional foods on earth, still so many easy-to-grow and delicious root crops never make it to the market. This program presents step-by-step propagation techniques for common as well as unusual root crops grown and eaten throughout the world. More

28 minutes
  • $119.00
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Hybridization

Volume Five of this series focuses on the mechanisms and benefits of plant hybridization. By observing cross-pollination techniques on tomatoes and day lilies, students will be able to replicate or even find new applications for this technology. Hybridization can invigorate plant varieties, and it is also a natural way to create entirely new kinds of plants. More

26 minutes
  • $119.00
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Plant Taxonomy: The Universal Language

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. More

49 minutes
  • $155.00
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Geographic Information Systems

See how G.I.S. can help in Land use decision making at a number of different scales. This tool allows us to overlay and process data that is important to our present and future decision making. Pricing relfects the "public performance right." This license gives teachers the right to show these programs in your classroom to your students. More

28 minutes
  • $119.00
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Insect Structure, Function and Metamorphosis

Students will learn the three types of metamorphosis: gradual, incomplete and complete, and see examples of sinsects in each group. Then students will explore the basic structure of insects, including the exoskeleton, antennae, eyes, mouthparts, leg parts, digestive and reproductive tracts. More

20 minutes
  • $119.00
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Insect Orders, Classification and Identification

The 26 main orders of insects are explored in this exciting new video. They include primitive insects such as Silverfish, Bristletails, and Springtails, along with winged insects such as Mayflies, Dragonflies, Stoneflies, Grasshoppers, Earwigs, Termites, True Bugs, Cicadas and Leafhoppers, Nerve-winged insects, Beetles, Butterflies, Moths, Bees, Ants and Wasps, along with Flies and Fleas. More

24 minutes
  • $119.00
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Insect Families and Identification

Primitive insects are shown, as are families of Orthopterans including grasshoppers, crickets, katydids, cockroaches, walkingsticks and praying mantises. Also shown in detail are the major families of the orders Odonata, Ephemeroptera, Dermaptera, Isoptera, Hemiptera, Homoptera, Thysanoptera, Neuroptera, Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera and Siphonaptera. More

24 minutes
  • $119.00
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Arthropods

Learn about the largest group of animals, those with jointed legs: the phylum Arthropoda. The five classes explored are: insects, arachnids, centipedes, millipedes, and crustaceans. Arachnids shown include: spiders, mites, ticks, scorpions, whip scorpions, daddy longleg, and sun scorpions. More

24 minutes
  • $119.00
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