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1. Material used to control undesirable plants

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

3. Lethal dose

4. The lower portion of a plant that bears neither leaves nor reproductive organs and that mostly develops underground and anchors the plant; the hairs absorb water and mineral nutrients

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

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

7. A plant that produces wood and has buds above the ground that survive winter

8. Growing media that lack any mineral soil

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

10. Heat-treated lava rock that is light weight with low moisture and nutrient-holding capacity

11. The fusion or joining of a sperm with an egg

12. Moss plants that grow on heath bogs

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

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

15. A sac-like structure at the top of the stamen that contains pollen

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

17. The female reproductive parts of a flower

18. An index of the acidity of a substance

19. A bluish-white - highly reactive - metallic element

20. A harvesting technique where a plant is dug without taking soil from the field

21. Chemical messenger substance that affects plant growth

22. The branch of biology that deals with identifying and naming organisms

23. A chemical element required for plant growth

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

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

26. A substance used to control rodents

27. A harvesting technique where a plant is dug keeping a ball of soil around the root system and covering it with burlap to hold the soil and roots together

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

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

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

31. A sheet containing information about the safe use of a chemical and the steps to take in case of an accident

32. Woody or herbaceous plant that require some type of support

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

34. The tube in the pistil that leads from the stigma to the ovary and through which pollen reaches the ova and egg

35. The naming of organisms

36. Material used to control insects

37. Cultivated plants within a species that show a significant difference from other plants in the species

38. Exposure to danger or harm

39. Material used to control nematodes

40. Supervised agriculture experience

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

42. A chemical used to kill snails and slugs

43. The reproduction of plants by seed - cuttings - budding - or grafting to increase in number - to reproduce

44. Working for someone else

45. The science and practice of growing - harvestin - handling - storing - processing - and marketing tree fruits

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

47. The ability of a plant to withstand hot temperatures

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

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

50. Heat-treated mica that is light weight with nutrient and moisture-holding capacity