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Subject : industries
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1. Hormones and synthetic chemicals that inhibit or modify plant growth and development

2. Material used to control mites

3. Using indoor plants (also commonly referred to as "houseplants") to decorate or improve aesthetics inside a home or commerical building

4. The pores or openings in the epidermis of a leaf that allow the exchange of oxygen - carbon dioxide - and water vapor

5. Woody or herbaceous plant that forms a mat less than 1 foot high covering the ground

6. Plants that are grown in manmade containers - such as clay or plastic pots or hanging baskets

7. Exposure to danger or harm

8. Largest soil particle; hard - granular rock; finer than gravel and coarser than dust

9. A plant that completes its life cycle in two seasons

10. Chemical reaction in which stored food energy is made available for plants and animals

11. A plant that keeps its leaves year round

12. A plant that completes its life cycle in one year

13. The female reproductive parts of a flower

14. Lethal dose

15. Type of reproduction using plant parts (but not the reproductive parts)

16. A state of being free of danger and injury

17. Leaf-like structures located inside the sepals that are often colorful

18. Anything unwanted

19. Structure that has an embryo and a source of stored food contained within a protective coat

20. The proportion of sand - silt - and clay in soil

21. Contains all three of the primary fertilizer nutrients (nitrogen - phosphorus - and potash)

22. The primary growing point of the stem

23. A substance used to control undesirable fungi

24. The water loss from plant tissues

25. A single-stem - woody - perennial plant reaching the height of 12 feet or more

26. A plant that lives for more than two seasons

27. Growing media that lack any mineral soil

28. The branch of biology that deals with the forms of organisms

29. The stalk-like part of the stamen that holds the anther

30. The reproductive organs of a plant

31. Decayed remains of plants and animals

32. A non-woody plant that dies back to the ground each year

33. The science and practice of growing - harvesting - storing - designing - marketing - and distributing foliage and/or flowering plants

34. Material used to control undesirable plants

35. Literally means "garden cultivation" - includes the cultivation - processing - and sale of fruits - nuts - vegetables - ornamental plants - and flowers

36. Large trees with spreading canopies

37. Supervised agriculture experience

38. The beginning of growth from a seed

39. Reproduction involving the male and female sex cells (pollen and egg)

40. The lower part of the pistil that contains one or more ovules or the part in which the eggs are produced and seeds develop

41. Stalk - trunk - or branch of a plant; can be vertical or horizontal

42. Plants with one cotyledon - flower parts usually in multiples of three - leaf venation usually parallel - no secondary growth - vascular bundles scattered in the stem

43. The chance that an accident might occur during a research project

44. A group of organisms with distinguishing characteristics from other plants in a species - but does not transfer those characteristics to the offspring through sexual reproduction

45. Plants that shed their leaves in the fall

46. The practice of growing and suing plants for decorative purposes

47. Structure found at the top end of the pistil that contains a sticky surface on which pollen can be caught

48. The reproductive body of a seed plant consisting of one or more seeds and usually various protective and supporting structures

49. The transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma of the flower

50. Words on a pesticide label used to alert the user to the toxicity of a pesticide (danger - caution - warning - poison)