Turfgrass Management

Turfgrass Management

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For an introductory one-semester course or a two- or three-semester sequence in turfgrass management. In covering the important features of turfgrass systems, interactions between and among system components, and principles of turfgrass management, this book attempts to unlock some of the mysteries of turf and establish the role of cultural interventions for achieving specific objectives.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 178 x 236 x 22mm | 821.02g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • 0131140000
  • 9780131140004

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First published over 20 years ago, "Turfgrass Management" has maintained its position as the leading textbook for beginning turf students. A clear and comprehensive guide to principles underlying turfgrass establishment and management, this book includes sufficient detail to be appropriate for courses in weed control, disease management, and insect management in turf. In addition to updating the information on cultural operations, as well as pesticides and other materials used in turfgrass management, significant improvements to this edition include: Expanded introductory chapter includes new sections on the history of turf and the turfgrass industryExpanded bioenergetics and metabolism section in Chapter 2 includes more detailed coverage of phytohormones and antioxidantsExtensively updated turfgrass species coverage in Chapter 3New section on water repellent soils included in Chapter 4Expanded nutrient formulations coverage in the fertilization portion of Chapter 5New section on biostimulants added to Chapter 6Expanded 8-page color insert shows morphological common weeds, diseases, and insects Hallmark features of this best-selling text have been retained including: Rich use of illustrations convey key concepts, processes, and relationships that, in aggregate, constitute turfgrass science and managementEnd-of-chapter questions help focus attention on key conceptsInclusion of a contemporary climatic classification system adapted from Trewartha's system is unique among plant-science texts and provides a basis for determining where specific turfgrasses are adopted anywhere in the worldshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction. 2. Growth and Development. 3. Turfgrass Species. 4. The Turfgrass Environment. 5. Primary Cultural Practices. 6. Supplementary Cultural Practices. 7. Pest Management. 8. Propagation. 9. Cultural Systems. Appendix 1. Conversion Tables. Appendix 2. Calibration. Appendix 3. Common and Chemical Names of Pesticides Used in Turf. Glossary. References. Index.show more

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