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Best Golf Course Management Practices, Second Edition is the most complete and up-to-date guidebook and reference for those studying turfgrass management, including golf courses and sports fields. Written by top turfgrass scientists, this book provides in-depth information and tips on growing grass with minimum inputs. Included are chapters on the best turfgrasses for golf courses; preventing and managing environmental stresses such as cold, drought, and heat stress; golf course design and maintenance considerations for environmentally friendly turf; pest management; and irrigation water quality and quantity. The latest research and applied trends on pest control, soils and soil amendments, fertilizers and fertilization strategies, drainage, green's construction options, bentgrass/poa and bermudagrass green management, and the latest labor and budget requirements for maintaining modern golf facilities are included.

FEATURING:

  • A new chapter on budgets and personnel management
  • Recent changes in pesticides, fertilizers, grasses, and management techniques and strategies have been added
  • Latest updates on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies and procedures
  • Revised color photographs on the most destructive diseases and other problematic pests and management situations for golf courses
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131397934
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/31/2004
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 896
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.84 (h) x 1.72 (d)

Meet the Author

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, McCarty received a BS degree from Clemson University in Agronomy and Soils, an MS from North Carolina State University in Crop Science, and a PhD from Clemson University in Plant Physiology and Plant Pathology. Dr. McCarty spent nine 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 a state-of-the-art research and education turfgrass facility named "The Envirotron." He also was author or co-author of the books Best Management Practices for Florida Golf Courses, Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses, and Florida Lawn Handbook. In 1996, he moved to Clemson University, where he is currently involved in research, extension, and teaching activities. He has published over 500 articles dealing with all phases of turfgrass management and has given over 700 presentations. He is currently co-author of the books Color Atlas of Turfgrass Weeds, Southern Lawns, Managing Bermudagrass Turf, and Fundamentals of Turfgrass and Agricultural Chemistry. He is also a co-author for the GCSAA seminars Weed Control and Advanced Weed Management, and is active in a number of professional societies.

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Golf Courses are continually increasing in number, sophistication in terms of design and management, and increased scrutiny from the general public and regulatory agencies. Golf course management quality and intensity range from very low maintained facilities to exquisite, highly maintained touring courses. Many resort courses rely on the tourist industry but on other courses, membership and daily fees are major sources of play, therefore, the year-round conditions become very important.

This book is intended as a reference guide for golf course superintendents, assistants, club managers, green's committee members, students, and regulatory agencies in their efforts to grow and maintain some of the most prestigious courses in the world. Authors who have expertise in specific areas of turfgrass and environmental science have contributed to this book. The information is as complete and up-to-date as possible. However, management and pesticide recommendations are constantly being updated. New products, grasses, and management techniques continue evolving, while older ones often disappear. Contact your State University Turf Specialist, County Cooperative Extension Service office and attend the various Turfgrass Field Days and Turfgrass Association's Annual Conference and Trade Show for the latest recommendations.

The use of trade names in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information. It is not a guarantee or warranty of the products names, and does not signify they are approved to the exclusion of others of suitable composition.

The pesticide recommendations presented in this publication were current with state and federal regulations at the time of publication. The user is responsible for determining that the intended pesticide use is consistent with the directions on the label of the product being used. Use pesticides safely. Read and follow label directions.

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Table of Contents

I. BEST TURFGRASSES FOR GOLF COURSES.

1. Turfgrasses.

2. Turfgrass Physiology and Environmental Stress.

II. BEST SOIL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.

3. Soil Chemical Properties.

4. Soil Mineral Properties and Drainage.

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 for Golf Courses.

17.Management Practices Affecting Putting Speed.

18. Overseeding.

19. Managing Bentgrass/Poa annua Golf Greens.

20. Managing Bermudagrass Golf Greens.

VII. BEST PEST MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL PRACTICES.

21. Integrated Pest Management.

22. Turfgrass Diseases.

23. Turfgrass Insects.

24. Turfgrass Nematodes.

25. Turfgrass Weeds.

26. Turfgrass Plant Growth Regulators.

VIII. BEST PESTICIDE AND NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT AND HANDLING PRACTICES.

27. Effective, Safe, and Legal Use of Pesticides.

28. Best Golf Course Environmental Protection Strategies.

29. Sprayer and Spreader Calibration.

30. Budgets and Personnel Management.

Appendix A: Stoke's equation for Calculating the Velocity of Falling Particles and Darcy's Equation for Calculating Hydraulic Conductivity.

Appendix B: Calculating Soil Porosity.

Appendix C: Determining Surface Area.

Appendix D: Calibration Formulas and Metric Conversion Tables.

References and Additional Reading.

Glossary.

Index.

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Preface

Golf Courses are continually increasing in number, sophistication in terms of design and management, and increased scrutiny from the general public and regulatory agencies. Golf course management quality and intensity range from very low maintained facilities to exquisite, highly maintained touring courses. Many resort courses rely on the tourist industry but on other courses, membership and daily fees are major sources of play, therefore, the year-round conditions become very important.

This book is intended as a reference guide for golf course superintendents, assistants, club managers, green's committee members, students, and regulatory agencies in their efforts to grow and maintain some of the most prestigious courses in the world. Authors who have expertise in specific areas of turfgrass and environmental science have contributed to this book. The information is as complete and up-to-date as possible. However, management and pesticide recommendations are constantly being updated. New products, grasses, and management techniques continue evolving, while older ones often disappear. Contact your State University Turf Specialist, County Cooperative Extension Service office and attend the various Turfgrass Field Days and Turfgrass Association's Annual Conference and Trade Show for the latest recommendations.

The use of trade names in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information. It is not a guarantee or warranty of the products names, and does not signify they are approved to the exclusion of others of suitable composition.

The pesticide recommendations presented in this publication were current with state and federal regulations at the time of publication. The user is responsible for determining that the intended pesticide use is consistent with the directions on the label of the product being used. Use pesticides safely. Read and follow label directions.

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