Natural Turf for Sport and Amenity: Science and Practice

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This book describes current knowledge of soils and turfgrass science as applied to the design, production and management of natural turf. The first five chapters cover general principles while further chapters apply these to specific contexts. These include golf courses and bowling greens, soccer and rugby grounds, cricket grounds, tennis courts, and horse racing tracks. There are also chapters on amenity grass and warm season turfgrass. The book is aimed at students taking courses in turf science and sportsground management, amenity horticulture, and landscape and recreation provision and management. It will also be a standard reference work for practitioners working in sportsground management or landscape architecture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780851987200
  • Publisher: CAB International North America
  • Publication date: 3/1/1994
  • Series: CABI Series
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 6.25 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

University College of Wales, Aberystwyth

New Zealand Turf Culture Institute

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Table of Contents

1 Soil Constituents and Properties in Turfgrass Systems 1
2 Turfgrasses for Sport and Amenity Use 41
3 Sportsturf Drainage Systems 71
4 Design Criteria and Sportsturf Drainage Installation 102
5 Principles of Turf Establishment and Maintenance 159
6 Soccer and Rugby Grounds 208
7 Golf Courses and Bowling Greens 249
8 Cricket Grounds and Tennis Courts 295
9 Horse Racing Tracks 329
10 Amenity Grass for Non-sport Use 354
11 Warm Season Turfgrasses 377
Index 397
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