Best Golf Course Management Practices

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For courses in Turfgrass Management and Golf Course Management.This text provides up-to-date basic and applied information on new products, grasses, and techniques used to develop best management practices for golf courses. It covers grasses available, their selection and use, soils and soil amendments, pest management and IPM practices, and environmental concerns and strategies. The author and 27 acclaimed contributors share their expertise in areas ranging from turfgrass to environmental science. The most current and comprehensive publication on the market, Best Golf Course Management Practices provides the need-to-know information that leads to successful golf course construction and maintenance. Its in-depth, easy-to-read style is ideal for golf course superintendents, their staff, owners, club officials as well as students of 2- and 4-year schools.show more

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  • Hardback | 720 pages
  • 213.4 x 284 x 32mm | 1,655.63g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 013088359X
  • 9780130883599

About L.B. McCarty

BERT MCCARTY is a Professor of horticulture specializing in turfgrass science and management at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. A native of Batesburg, South Carolina, he received a B.S. degree from Clemson University in Agronomy and Soils, an M.S. degree from North Carolina State University in Crop Science, and a Ph.D. in 1986 from Clemson University in Plant Physiology and Plant Pathology. Dr. McCarty spends almost 9 years as a turfgrass specialist at the University of Florida in Gainesville. While at the University of Florida, he oversaw the design and construction of the state-of-the-art research and education trufgrass facility, "The Envirotron." He also was author or co-author of the books, Best Management Practices for Florida Golf Courses, Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses, and Forida Lawn Handbook. In 1996, he moved to Clemson University and is involved in research extension, and teaching activities. He has published over 200 articles dealing with all phases of turfgrass management and has given over 500 presentations. He is currently co-author of the book, Color Atlas of Turfgrass Weeds and is active in a number of professional societies.show more

Table of contents

I. BEST TURFGRASSES FOR GOLF COURSES. 1. Turfgrasses. 2. Plant Growth and Development. II. BEST SOIL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES. 3. Soil Chemical Properties. 4. Soil Mineral Properties. 5. Soil Oxygen and Temperature Properties. 6. Soil Organisms. III. BEST GOLF COURSE CONSTRUCTION AND ESTABLISHMENT PRACTICES. 7. Golf Course Construction and Renovation. 8. Putting Green Construction. 9. Turfgrass Establishment and "Grow-In." IV. BEST TURFGRASS FERTILIZATION PRACTICES. 10. Plant Nutrition and Turf Fertilizers. 11. Developing Turf Fertilizer Programs. 12. Fertilizer Calculations. V. BEST GOLF COURSE IRRIGATION PRACTICES. 13. Water Management in Turf. 14. Irrigation Water Quality. 15. Effluent Wastewater Use on Turf. VI. BEST TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT PRACTICES. 16. Cultural Practices. 17. Management Practices Affecting Putting Speed. 18. Overseeding. 19. Managing Bentgrass Golf Greens. 20. Managing Bermudagrass Golf Greens. VII. BEST MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL PRACTICES. 21. Integrated Pest Management. 22. Turfgrass Diseases. 23. Turfgrass Insects. 24. Turfgrass Nematodes. 25. Turfgrass Weeds. 26. Turfgrass Plant Growth Retardants. 27. Activated Charcoal for Pesticide Deactivation. VIII. BEST PESTICIDE NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT AND HANDLING. 28. Effective, Safe, and Legal Use of Pesticides. 29. Best Golf Course Environmental Protection Strategies. 30. Sprayer and Spreader Calibration. Glossary. Appendix A: Stoke's Velocity Equation for Falling Particles and Darcy's Equation for Calculating Hydraulic Conductivity. Appendix B: Calculating Soil Porosity. Appendix C: Calibration Formulas and Metric Conversion Tables. References and Additional Reading. Index.show more