Natural Turf for Sport and Ameni

Natural Turf for Sport and Ameni : Science and Practice

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This book describes our current knowledge of soils and turfgrass science as applied to the design, production and management of natural turf. The first five chapters cover general principles while further chapters apply these to specific contexts. These include golf courses and bowling greens, soccer and rugby grounds, cricket grounds, tennis courts, and horse racing tracks. There are also chapters on amenity grass and warm season turfgrass. The book is aimed at students taking courses in turf science and sportsground management, amenity horticulture, and landscape and recreation provision and management. It will also be a standard reference work for practitioners working in sportsground management or landscape architecture.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 21.84mm | 711.69g
  • CABI Publishing
  • Wallingford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 9 colour plates, 76 line illustrations, 18 b&w illustrations
  • 0851987206
  • 9780851987200
  • 1,577,188

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This book describes our current knowledge of soils and turfgrass science as applied to the design, production and management of natural turf. The first five chapters cover general principles while further chapters apply these to specific contexts. These include golf courses and bowling greens, soccer and rugby grounds, cricket grounds, tennis courts, and horse racing tracks. There are also chapters on amenity grass and warm-season turfgrass. The book is aimed at students taking courses in turf science and sportsground management, amenity horticulture, and landscape and recreation provision and management. It will also be a standard reference work for practitioners working in sportsground management or related subjects such as landscape architecture.
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Table of contents

1: Foreword, John Shildrick2: Soil constituents and properties in turfgrass systems3: Turfgrasses for sport and amenity use4: Sportsturf drainage systems5: Design criteria for sportsturf drainage installation6: Principles of turfgrass establishment and maintenance7: Soccer and rugby grounds8: Golf courses and bowling greens9: Cricket grounds and tennis courts10: Horse racing tracks, T R O Field (DSIR, New Zealand)11: Amenity grass for non-sport use, E J P Marshall (Long Ashton Research Station, UK)12: Warm season turfgrasses, J R Watson (Toro Company, Minneapolis, USA)
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