Natural Turf for Sport and Amenity

Natural Turf for Sport and Amenity


By (author) W.A. Adams, By (author) R.J. Gibbs

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  • Publisher: CABI Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 171mm x 240mm x 22mm | 712g
  • Publication date: 1 March 1994
  • Publication City/Country: Wallingford
  • ISBN 10: 0851987206
  • ISBN 13: 9780851987200
  • Illustrations note: 9 colour plates, 76 line illustrations, 18 b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,410,567

Product description

There has recently been a major increase in interest in the scientific development and management of turf and grasslands for sport and amenity, and this has been reflected in an expansion of education in this area at universities and colleges. This book is aimed at students taking courses in turf science and sportsground management, landscape and recreation provision, and amenity horticulture, and should fill a significant gap in the literature. It will also be useful for professionals concerned with the management of playing fields, golf courses, horse tracks and parks, who wish to update their current knowledge. The focus is on the science of natural turf and grassland, as opposed to artificial surfaces, and three chapters are written by additional specialist contributors.

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Table of contents

The nature of soils; turfgrasses - identification, growth and development; the need for modification or reconstruction of amenity soils; methodology of installation; principles of turf maintenance; winter games pitches; bowls and golf (greens and fairways); cricket and tennis; horse racing tracks, Tony Field (DSIR, New Zealand); turf management of warm season grasses for sports fields, J. R. Watson (Torro, Co., Minneapolis, USA); amenity grass for non-sport use, J. Marshall (Long Ashton research Station, UK)