Fate and Management of Turfgrass Chemicals


This book is devoted to the study of turfgrass chemicals and pesticides, their effectiveness, and environmental impact. It looks at related health and occupational hazards and suggests ways to minimize the use of chemicals.
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This book is devoted to the study of turfgrass chemicals and pesticides, their effectiveness, and environmental impact. It looks at related health and occupational hazards and suggests ways to minimize the use of chemicals.
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This volume reports on U.S. Golf Association-sponsored research at 12 universities that examined the degradation and environmental fate of turfgrass chemicals, the evaluation of management strategies for the environmentally sound use of turfgrass chemicals, and the development of alternative pest control strategies using biological and biotechnical approaches. Among the topics of the 26 papers are groundwater contamination potential of pesticides and fertilizers used on golf courses, the effect of salinity on nitrate leaching from tall fescue turfgrass, best management practices to reduce pesticide and nutrient runoff from turf, the use of transgenic plants to confer resistance to brown patch, and microbial strategies for the control of turfgrass diseases. Distributed by Oxford U. Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780841236240
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Series: ACS Symposium Series, #743
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Overview of the Turfgrass Industry and Environmental Issues
1. The U.S. Golf Association Turfgrass and Environmental Research Program Overview, Michael P. Kenna and James T. Snow
2. Turfgrass Benefits and the Golf Environment, J. B. Beard
3. Pesticides for Turfgrass Pest Management: Uses and Environmental Issues, Kenneth D. Racke
Pesticide and Nutrient Fate
4. Groundwater Contamination Potential of Pesticides and Fertilizers Used on Golf Courses, B. E. Branham et al.
5. Potential Movement of Nutrients and Pesticides following Application to Golf Courses, L. M. Shuman, A. E. Smith, and D. C. Bridges
6. Surface Runoff of Selected Pesticides Applied to Turfgrasses, T. L. Watschke et al.
7. Mobility and Persistence of Pesticides Applied to a U.S. Golf Association Green: Pesticides in Percolate, Thatch, Soil, and Clippings and Approaches to Reduce Fenamiphos and Fenamiphos Metabolite Leaching, J. L. Cisar and G. H. Snyder
8. Environmental Fates of Fungicides in the Turfgrass Environment: A Minireview, W. V. Sigler et al.
9. Application of DMI Fungicides to Turfgrass with Three Delivery Systems, G. L. Schumann et al.
10. The Effect of Salinity on Nitrate Leaching from Tall Fescue Turfgrass, D. C. Bowman, D. A. Devitt, and W. W. Miller
Best Chemical Management Practices
11. KTURF: Pesticide and Nitrogen Leaching Model, Steven K. Starrett and Shelli K. Starrett
12. Calibration and Validation of Runoff and Leaching Models for Turf Pesticides, and Comparison with Monitoring Results, T. E. Durborow et al.
13. Dicamba Transport in Turfgrass Thatch and Foliage, M. J. Carroll et al.
14. Monitoring Vadose-Zone Soil Water for Reducing Nitrogen Leaching on Golf Courses, G. H. Snyder and J. L. Cisar
15. Modeling Approaches for Assessment of Exposure from Volatilized Pesticides Applied to Turf, D. A. Haith et al.
16. Best Management Practices to Reduce Pesticide and Nutrient Runoff from Turf, J. H. Baird et al.
17. Hazard Evaluation and Management of Volatile and Dislodgeable Foliar Pesticide Residues following Application to Turfgrass, J. Marshall Clark et al.
Biotechnology and Alternative Pest Management
18. In Vitro Screening and Recovery of Rhizoctonia solani Resistant Creeping Bentgrass: Evaluation of Three In Vitro Bioassays, M. Tomaso-Peterson, A. Sri Vanguri, and J. V. Krans
19. Development of Improved Turfgrass with Herbicide Resistance and Enhanced Disease Resistance through Transformation, F. C. Belanger et al.
20. The Use of Transgenic Plants to Confer Resistance to Brown Patch Caused by Rhizoctonia solani in Agrostis palustris, D. E. Green II et al.
21. Microbial Strategies for the Biological Control of Turfgrass Diseases, Eric B. Nelson and Cheryl M. Craft
22. Potential for Use of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and a Related Bacterial Species for the Control of Soilborne Turfgrass Diseases, D. Y. Kobayashi, J. D. Palumbo, and M. A. Holtman
23. Allelopathy versus Neotyphodium (Acremonium) Endophytes versus Competition Effects on Crabgrass Suppression by 12 Perennial Ryegrass Cultivars, John W. King et al.
24. Cultural Control, Risk Assessment, and Environmentally Responsible Management of Scarab Grubs and Cutworms in Turfgrass, D. A. Potter et al.
25. Improved Mole Cricket Management through an Enhanced Understanding of Pest Behavior, R. L. Brandenburg, P. T. Hertl, and M. G. Villani
26. Pasteuria sp. for Biological Control of the Sting Nematode, Belonolaimus longicaudatus, in Turfgrass, R. M. Giblin-Davis
Author Index Subject Index

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