International Turf Management Handbook / Edition 1

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Grasslands take up approximately one-quarter of the world's vegetative cover. Turfgrasses protect the land from erosion, stabilize the soil, moderate the temperature and provide low cost safe surfacing for many sporting and leisure activities. Amenity grasslands - and turf in par ticular - do more than form a significant part of the global landscape . They make up the basis of a multimillion dollar industry. Internatio nal Turf Management Handbook covers the establishment, maintenance, an d management of natural turfgrass surfaces.

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Provides complete coverage on establishment, maintenance, and management of natural turfgrass sports surfaces in Australia and other countries. Sections cover technical aspects of turfgrass growth and development, business administration and contract development, the measurement of performance indicators in managing different types of lawns and greens, and environmental issues facing contemporary land managers. Useful for landscape managers, curators, greenkeepers, and environmental and agricultural scientists. Aldous teaches environmental horticulture and resource management at The University of Melbourne-Burnley College, Australia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849301025
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Turfgrass Growth and Development
Introduction to Turfgrass Science and Management, D.E. Aldous
Turfgrass Identification and Selection, D.E. Aldous and P.S. Semos
Turfgrass Growth and Physiology, D.E. Aldous and J.R. Wilson
Turfgrass Soils and Drainage, K. McIntyre and B. Jakobsen
Turfgrass Establishment, Revegetation and Renovation, H. Liebao and D.E. Aldous
Turfgrass Construction Materials and Methods, B. Jakobsen and D. K. McIntyre
Turfgrass Irrigation, G.J. Connellan
Turfgrass Nutrition and Fertilizers, S.T. Cockerham and D.D. Minner
Turfgrass Machinery and Equipment Operation, R.G. Lettner
Turfgrass Plant Health and Protection, D.E. Aldous and J.S. Brereton
Business and Administration, Contract Development and Management
Turfgrass Facility Business and Administration, R. Witherspoon
Contract Establishment, V.A. Haining
Contract Management, V.A. Haining
The Measurement of Performance Indicators in Managing Different Cultural Systems
The Playing Quality of Turfgrass Sports Surfaces, S.W. Baker
Prescription Surface Development: Golf Course Management, P. Ryan
Prescription Surface Development: Lawn Bowling Green, Croquet Lawns and Tennis Courts, G.W. Beehag
Prescription Surface Development: Sportsfield and Arena Management, J.J. Neylan. D.J. McGeary, and M.R. Robinson
Prescription Surface Development: Racetrack Management, I.H. Chivers
Prescription Surface Development: Cricket Wicket Management, K.W. McAuliffe
Environmental Issues Facing the Contemporary Land Manager
Environmental Issues in Turf Management, J.T. Snow and M.P. Kenna

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