The Mathematics of Turfgrass Maintenance / Edition 4

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Overview

Loaded with helpful hints and easy-to-understand examples — and now with 20 percent more content — this book covers the type of mathematical problems that golf course superintendents face every day. You'll learn how to handle budgeting estimates and figure how much fertilizer or pesticide you should buy. You'll also find guidance on the ordering of topdressing, irrigation volume and coverage, area and volume calculations, and many other aspects of golf course operation that require a thorough understanding of basic mathematical principles. Whatever the management calculation may be, this book has the solution you need! Example problems and answers help you get the job done right.

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Christians (horticulture, Iowa State U.-Ames) and Agnew, with a North Carolina turf company, explain how many of the tasks of a golf course superintendent involve mathematics, and show how to set up the problems and solve them. They include additional practice problems in each chapter, with answers at the back, to allow readers to get some experience. Among the problems are calculating area, pesticides, irrigation, and seeding rate. Chapters also look at the metric system, and applying small amounts of materials to greenhouse pots. No dates are noted for earlier editions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470048450
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/9/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 333,908
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Nick E. Christians, PhD, is a professor of horticulture at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, and is the recipient of numerous honors, includingthe Outstanding Educator Award from the American Society of Horticultural Sciences and the Iowa Legislative Teaching Excellence Award. Michael L. Agnew, PhD, is a senior field technical manager at Syngenta Professional Products, Greensboro, North Carolina, and former associate professor and turfgrass extension specialist at Iowa State University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Area Measurement Calculations.

Chapter 3. Volume Calculations.

Chapter 4. Fertilizer Calculations.

Chapter 5. Pesticide Calculations.

Chapter 6. Spreader and Sprayer Calibration.

Chapter 7. Irrigation Calculations.

Chapter 8. Seeding Rate Calculations.

Chapter 9. Application of Small Amounts of Material to Greenhouse Pots and Small Field Plots.

Appendix A. Conversion Factors.

Appendix B. Answers to Problems.

Index.

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