Ipm Handbook for Golf Courses / Edition 1

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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
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: 272
  • 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 atthe University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She teaches courses ingeneral plant pathology and turfgrass diseases, provides diseasediagnostic services, and conducts research on turfgrassdiseases.

Dr. Patricia J. Vittum is Associate Professor of Entomology at theUniversity of Massachusetts at Amherst. She teaches courses inturfgrass entomology, greenhouse entomology, and pesticides in theenvironment. She is also the pesticide coordinator for pesticideeducation in Massachusetts and conduct research on turfgrassinsects, including biology, biological control strategies, andpesticide application technology.

Dr. Monica L. Elliott is Associate Professor of Plant Pathology atthe University of Florida's For Lauderdale Research and EducationCenter . She conducts research and maintains an active extensionprogram on warm season turfgrasses, diseases, and generalmanagement. She has developed and worked with IPM programs since1980.

Dr. Patricia P. Cobb is Professor, Extension Entomologist, atAuburn University, Alabama She has primary extensionresponsibilities in turf and ornamentals entomology, and hasdeveloped and co-taught courses in landscape IPM and landscapeentomology. Her research has focused on mapping, monitoring, andmanagement of soil insect pest of turf, and on development of IPMstrategies, 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 TradeMagazines.

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



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