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Turfgrass Science and Management

Author : Robert Emmons
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Featuring green environmental practices and current information from recognized leaders in the field, the fifth edition of TURFGRASS SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT invites you into the thriving turfgrass industry. Designed for both aspiring and practicing turfgrass managers, the book explains the science behind plant growth and soil properties and how to evaluate, establish and maintain a variety of green spaces, including golf courses, athletic fields, and landscaped lawns. In addition, TURFGRASS SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT offers a review of critical math skills, an inside look at careers opportunities, and practical advice on effective business management practices to help prepare you for success! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Proceedings of the IInd International Conference on Turfgrass Science and Management for Sports Fields

Author : Liebao Han
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The papers contained in this volume report the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Turgrass Science and Management for Sports Fields for which keynote speakers and authors of selected contributed oral and poster presentations contributed.

Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology

Author : Mohammad Pessarakli
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A multibillion dollar industry that has tripled in the last ten years, turfgrass management plays an important role in landscaping, golf courses, and other sports surfaces. Proper management and cultural practices are crucial for the performance of these versatile grasses, creating a demand among scientists, researchers, and industry professionals for better quality, hardier grasses. The mounting collection of research into new species, modern cultivars, and stress tolerant genotypes requires a high-quality, accessible resource. Filling a long-empty niche by compiling the most complete, up-to-date collection of contributions from internationally known specialists, Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology is the only single source reference that covers every aspect of turfgrass maintenance and cultivation. Divided into several sections, this all-inclusive volume begins with an introductory chapter on turf related issues. The second section reveals detailed accounts of turfgrass growth, management, and cultural practices such as carbon metabolism and overseeding. Subsequent sections cover sports turf management and growth regulating factors, as well as breeding, genetics, and biotechnology. The text highlights research in turfgrass pathology and disease including nutritional disorders, rapid blight, and fungal diseases. The book reviews several methods of pest control using herbicides, as well as biological, and microbial control agents. It provides extensive information on the physiological responses of turfgrass to acidic soil, salinized water, temperature, light, depleted oxygen, reactive nitrogen use, and other environmental stressors. The final section looks at future and potential grasses requiring minimal maintenance and management. Offering hundreds of figures and tables, thousands of references, and an extensive index, Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology is the definitive reference to the dynamic and growing world of turfgrass.

Turfgrass Science and Management

Author : Robert Emmons
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Featuring green environmental practices and current information from recognized leaders in the field, the fifth edition of TURFGRASS SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT invites you into the thriving turfgrass industry. Designed for both aspiring and practicing turfgrass managers, the book explains the science behind plant growth and soil properties and how to evaluate, establish and maintain a variety of green spaces, including golf courses, athletic fields, and landscaped lawns. In addition, TURFGRASS SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT offers a review of critical math skills, an inside look at careers opportunities, and practical advice on effective business management practices to help prepare you for success! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Applied Turfgrass Science and Physiology

Author : Jack Fry
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Based on the successful seminar offered through the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Applied Turfgrass Science and Physiology cuts right to the authoritative information and know-how that will keep any turf area in optimal condition. Readers get an overview of turfgrasses, the characteristics of different varieties of turfgrasses; a look at plant responses to drought, temperature extremes, and shade stresses; and a comprehensive review of the latest information on how irrigation, mowing, fertilization, cultivation, and plant growth regulators and bio-stimulants affect turfgrass response to stresses and pests. Case studies and more than 165 illustrations reinforce text.

Fundamentals of Growing Turfgrass

Author : Bhupendra Singh
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For efficient turfgrass management it is imperative to have an understanding of the fundamentals of turfgrass growth and management. This book presents the fundamental concepts, tools and techniques of turfgrass management in an easy to understand style to the home lawn growers, amateur gardeners, professional landscape architects, sports turf managers, turfgrass nursery developers, horticulturists and students of turfgrass science. The book can serve as a basic guide to all who are involved in turfgrass infrastructure planning, designing and maintenance. The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. Grass is the forgiveness of nature - her constant benediction. Forests decay, harvests perish, flowers vanish, but grass is immortal. Grass is the cheapest plant to install and the most expensive to maintain. Sedges have edges, and rushes are round, grasses are hollow. What have you found? Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all over. By means of water, we give life to everything.

Managing Turfgrass Pests

Author : Thomas L. Watschke
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Written by three of the top professionals in the turfgrass field, Managing Turfgrass Pests provides hundreds of pest management methods in a single volume and emphasizes management as the major thrust of control. Development of cultural methods for control of individual pests, chemical control methods, and detailed descriptions of individual pests in each section are followed by extensive cultural management tips. Find out how to accurately diagnose the onset of infestation; how to identify pests and gain knowledge of their cycles, when and where they attack, and the damage they leave in their wakes; and how to control them using a variety of detailed options. The book includes 24 pages of more than 90 full-color photographs of grasses and insects and is also illustrated with more than 160 detailed drawings of weeds and insects.

Golf Course Design

Author : Robert Muir Graves
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When it comes to golf course design, Robert Muir Graves and Geoffrey S. Cornish are true masters. Over the past few decades, they have produced every type of course imaginable: long and short, entry level and upscale, courses built on ocean bluffs and swamps, courses located in the United States and around the world. Now, drawing on this vast experience and their popular golf course design seminars held at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and nationwide for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Graves and Cornish share a wealth of expertise on all aspects of design and construction in this outstanding book. Golf Course Design covers all of the major historic, aesthetic, business, and technical issues of the subject-- from course layout, hole design, drainage, irrigation, and turf-grass selection to planning, financing, construction, and environmental considerations.

International Turf Management

Author : David Aldous
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Many leisure activities involve the use of turf as a surface. Grass surfaces on golf courses, bowling clubs, cricket pitches, racetracks, and parks all require maintenance by trained personnel. International Turf Management Handbook is written by a team of international experts. It covers all aspects of turf management and in particular * the selection and establishment of grass varieties * soils, irrigation and drainage * performance testing and playing qualities * issues relating to specific playing surfaces In its depth of coverage and detailed practical advice from around the world this comprehensive handbook is destined to become the standard reference work on the subject.

Management of Turfgrass Diseases

Author : Joseph M. Vargas
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This Second Edition of Management of Turfgrass Diseases has been completely revised and updated to provide the latest information on maintaining a healthy turf and identifying turf diseases. Written by a leading international lecturer on turf grasses, the book covers cultural, genetic, biological, and chemical approaches to turf management and provides practical solutions to everyday problems. Fungal, bacterial, and viral diseases; black layer disease; and diseases caused by nematodes are addressed for all major grasses. You'll learn about cool and warm season grasses, growing conditions, new diseases, symptoms, and identification and management techniques. Valuable tips on irrigation, fertilization, and grass culture as well as 72 full-color photographs and more than 100 figures ensure this book will be dog-eared from use. It's almost like having your own private turfgrass consultant sitting right on your bookshelf. What's New in the Second Edition? This second edition features new grasses, new diseases, and the latest research findings and practices. You'll have the most up-to-date information available on these major grasses: