Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management / Edition 4

Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management / Edition 4

by Nick Christians
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470587318

ISBN-13: 9780470587317

Pub. Date: 07/12/2011

Publisher: Wiley

The essential book on turfgrass management now revised and updated!

Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management, Fourth Edition introduces the principles of turfgrass manage-ment, covering everything from basic turfgrass science to fertilization, mowing, turfgrass diseases, irrigation topdressing, pest management, as well as career paths, and much more.

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The essential book on turfgrass management now revised and updated!

Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management, Fourth Edition introduces the principles of turfgrass manage-ment, covering everything from basic turfgrass science to fertilization, mowing, turfgrass diseases, irrigation topdressing, pest management, as well as career paths, and much more.

With an emphasis on explaining why certain management practices are handled as they are, this new edition:

  • Incorporates updates throughout with special emphasis on pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and soil testing
  • Contains expanded coverage of physiology, water quality and seed production, seed certification, and seed buying
  • Offers step-by-step advice on the selection and maintenance of turfgrasses
  • Includes the latest information on cutting-edge fertilization research, mowing techniques, and sports field management practices
  • Features a full-color identification guide that covers the most common grasses and weeds

Written on a level suitable for students, but with a wealth of information useful to experienced turfgrass managers, Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management, Fourth Edition provides a solid yet flexible grounding that readers can apply and adapt on the job to nearly any situation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470587317
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/12/2011
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
633,818
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Careers in the Turfgrass Industry.
Introduction to the Grasses.
Cool-Season Grasses.
Warm-Season Grasses.
Establishment.
Soil Testing and Soil Modification.
Fertilization.
Mowing.
Irrigation.
Thatch, Cultivation, and Topdressing.
Weed Control.
Turf Insects.
Turfgrass Diseases.
Sports Field Management.
Sod Production.
Professional Lawn Care.
Golf Course Maintenance.
Index.

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