Turfgrass Science and Management

Turfgrass Science and Management

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Turfgrass Science and Management, 3E is a comprehensive text covering the entire spectrum of turfgrass management. Readers will find updated information and illustrations that reflect the latest trends in the industry. A detailed treatment of vertebrate pest management has been added, as well as chapters on integrated pest management and golf course management, which reflect the growing interest in these areas. An appendix of related Web sites will help readers expand their research capabilities.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 576 pages
  • 203 x 236 x 25mm | 1,067g
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • Illustrations(some col.)
  • 076681551X
  • 9780766815513

Table of contents

The Turfgrass Industry. Introduction to Turfgrass. Warm Season Grasses. Cool Season Grasses. Introduction to Soils. Soil Modification. Soil Chemistry. Soil Testing. Establishment. Fertilization. Mowing. Water and Irrigation. Pesticides. Weeds. Insects. Turfgrass Diseases. Vertebrate Pests. Integrated Pest Management. Other Turfgrass Problems. Improving Unsatisfactory Turf. Golf Course Management. Lawns and Other Turf Areas. Business Management Practices. Turfgrass Calculations. Appendix A: Conversion Tables. Appendix B: Sprayer Calibration. Appendix C: Spreader Calibration.
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The Turfgrass Industry. Introduction to Turfgrass. Warm Season Grasses. Cool Season Grasses. Introduction to Soils. Soil Modification. Soil Chemistry. Soil Testing. Establishment. Fertilization. Mowing. Water and Irrigation. Pesticides. Weeds. Insects. Turfgrass Diseases. Vertebrate Pests. Integrated Pest Management. Other Turfgrass Problems. Improving Unsatisfactory Turf. Golf Course Management. Lawns and Other Turf Areas. Business Management Practices. Turfgrass Calculations. Appendix A: Conversion Tables. Appendix B: Sprayer Calibration. Appendix C: Spreader Calibration.
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About Robert D. Emmons

Robert Emmons is a former golf course superintendent and current Professor in Plant Science at SUNY Cobleskill. He is responsible for turfgrass management and golf course management programs, and created the first Integrated Pest Management course in the northeast. Dr. Emmons works closely with the New York State Turfgrass Association, and received its Citation of Merit for outstanding contributions to the turfgrass industry. Other awards include a Distinguished Service Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Certificate of Merit from the United States Department of Agriculture, and State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. A recognized authority in turfgrass science, Dr. Emmons lectures at more than 200 conferences throughout the northeast.
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