Ipm Handbook for Golf Courses / Edition 1

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Overview

Designed for both novice and experienced superintendents, this field-manual will help you understand and implement successful integrated pest management techniques. Each chapter begins with a solid introduction, followed by step-by-step lists to aid in the field application of IPM principles to real world situations. Over 150 photographs—32 in color—along with informative tables and drawings illustrate the key points. Actual examples and success stories are presented by superintendents from across the country to help you plan or improve your IPM program.

IPM Handbook for Golf Courses by Gail L. Schumann, Patricia J. Vittum, Monica L. Elliott, and Patricia P. Cobb is a volume in the series:
Turfgrass Science and Practice James B. Beard, Editor

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Editorial Reviews

Bob Labbance
If you need to educate yourself in this [IPM] area, this book is for you—color photos, case studies, testimonials for superintendents, charts and graphs, bullet points, sample of ways to organize and access data about your facility.
Turf Magazine
Booknews
Generated from a seminar for golf course superintendents on integrated pest management as part of the authors' university extension responsibilities. Covers site assessment; scouting and monitoring; cultural control, biological, and chemical strategies; managing insects, disease, nematodes, and weeds; developing technologies; and getting started. Also surveys programs in different parts of the US, lists common and scientific names of turfgrasses and pests, and includes a glossary without pronunciation. Also includes several color plates, most identifying pests. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575040653
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 7.26 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Gail L. Schumann is Associate Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She teaches courses in general plant pathology and turfgrass diseases, provides disease diagnostic services, and conducts research on turfgrass diseases.

Dr. Patricia J. Vittum is Associate Professor of Entomology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She teaches courses in turfgrass entomology, greenhouse entomology, and pesticides in the environment. She is also the pesticide coordinator for pesticide education in Massachusetts and conduct research on turfgrass insects, including biology, biological control strategies, and pesticide application technology.

Dr. Monica L. Elliott is Associate Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Florida's For Lauderdale Research and Education Center . She conducts research and maintains an active extension program on warm season turfgrasses, diseases, and general management. She has developed and worked with IPM programs since 1980.

Dr. Patricia P. Cobb is Professor, Extension Entomologist, at Auburn University, Alabama She has primary extension responsibilities in turf and ornamentals entomology, and has developed and co-taught courses in landscape IPM and landscape entomology. Her research has focused on mapping, monitoring, and management of soil insect pest of turf, and on development of IPM strategies, including application technology.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Site Assessment.

Chapter 3. Scouting and Monitoring.

Chapter 4. Cultural Control Strategies: Stress Management.

Chapter 5. Biological Control Strategies.

Chapter 6. Chemical Control Strategies.

Chapter 7. Pest Management: Insects.

Chapter 8. Pest Management: Diseases.

Chapter 9. Pest Management: Nematodes.

Chapter 10. Pest Management: Weeds.

Chapter 11. Developing Technologies for Pest Management.

Chapter 12. Getting Started.

Chapter 13. Regional IPM Portraits.

Appendix 1. Sources of Major IPM References and Trade Magazines.

Appendix 2. Scientific Names of Common Turfgrasses, Insect Pests, Fungal Pathogens, and Weeds.

Glossary.

Index.

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