Managing Bermudagrass Turf: Selection, Construction, Cultural Practices, and Pest Management Strategies / Edition 1

Managing Bermudagrass Turf: Selection, Construction, Cultural Practices, and Pest Management Strategies / Edition 1

by L. B. McCarty, Grady Miller
     
 

Bermudagrass facilities continue to grow in number, sophistication in design and management, and increased scrutiny from the general public and regulatory agencies. This coupled with a recent increase in available cultivars has caused much confusion in the turfgrass industry on which cultivar to choose and how modern agronomic practices influence the success of

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Bermudagrass facilities continue to grow in number, sophistication in design and management, and increased scrutiny from the general public and regulatory agencies. This coupled with a recent increase in available cultivars has caused much confusion in the turfgrass industry on which cultivar to choose and how modern agronomic practices influence the success of these. Managing Bermudagrass Turf is intended as an agronomic guide on the selection, construction, establishment, and maintenance of bermudagrass turf. It is written for the field practitioner without complex, hard-to-understand technical jargon or unproven theory.

Managing Bermudagrass Turf is intended to be used by golf course superintendents, assistants, governing boards, students, regulatory agencies, sports field managers, and other mangers of high quality grown bermudagrass turf facilities. Chapters include bermudagrass characteristics; golf green construction and establishment; cultural practices; and pest management and control. Over 65 color photographs help illustrate proper selection and care of the newer ultradwarf cultivars, successful overseeding steps, and identification and control of all major pests of bermudagrass.

The authors are well-known specialists and researchers on managing bermudagrass turf. Their expertise ranges from tropical to temperate grown bermudagrass including some of the world's outstanding golf courses and sports fields. They have blended scientific knowledge with practical experience to provide the most concise, up-to-date book on Managing Bermudagrass Turf

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575041636
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/12/2002
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,404,569
Product dimensions:
7.26(w) x 10.22(h) x 0.79(d)

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Table of Contents

I: INTRODUCTION.

1. Bermudagrass Characteristics.

II: BERMUDAGRASS GOLF GREEN CONSTRUCTION AND ESTABLISHMENT.

2. Site Selection;
Green Establishment and Grow-In.

III: MANAGING BERMUDAGRASS GOLF GREENS.

3. Cultural Practices.

4. Overseeding.

5. Selected Stresses of Bermudagrass.

IV: PEST MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL.

6. Weed Control and Plant Growth Regulator Use.

7. Insects.

8. Nematodes.

9. Diseases.

Bibliography.

Index.

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