Turf Managers' Handbook for Golf Course Construction, Renovation, and Grow-In / Edition 1

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For the first time a book finally combines field experience with the fundamentals of turf science to help you understand the concepts involved in proper grown-in management, and to troubleshoot problems on-site throughout the management process. A major goal os this unique handbook is to outline and detail the numerous quality control issues that face golf course superintendents and managers—to serve as a guideline for the multitude of questions that need to be addressed before, during and after construction. It stresses the magnitude and importance of finish construction and grow-in as it relates to turf maintenance, turf performance and the playability of the course—from its opening into the future. A great resource to help educate owners and developers about the details of the grow-in sequence and its budgetary requirements.

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Details the grow-in process in golf courses and explains what to do and how to do it in the context of theories on irrigation and fertility management, mowing, and erosion and sediment control. Stresses the importance of finish construction and grow-in as it relates to turf maintenance, overall turf performance, and playability of the course, and gives guidelines on quality control monitoring, finish construction, managing and correcting problems, budgeting, and troubleshooting. Provides a resource for superintendents to educate owners or developers on the details of the grow-in sequence and its budgetary requirements. Includes color and b&w photos of turf. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575041100
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Where to Start? The Big Picture.

Chapter 2. The QC/Management Role as Owner Representative.

Chapter 3. Agronomic Concerns of Finish Construction Details.

Chapter 4. Ready to Plant?: Planting Details.

Chapter 5. Fertilization/Control Product Management.

Chapter 6. Programmed Management Areas of Establishment:Irrigation, Mowing.

Chapter 7. Erosion and Sediment Control/Damage Repair.

Chapter 8. Cultural Program Establishment.

Chapter 9. First Year Budget/Special Needs.

Chapter 10. Particulars of Renovating an Existing Course.

Chapter 11. Specialized Areas of Concern.

Chapter 12. Closing Comments.

Appendix 1: Example Final Critical Path.

Appendix 2: Architect Drawings Are Excellent Field Notebooks.

Appendix 3: Properly Detailed Asbuilt Drawing.

Appendix 4: Average Projected Water Availability vs. Need.

Appendix 5: Water Suitability Standards for Irrigation.

Appendix 6: Dual Irrigation System for Green Complex.

Appendix 7: Estimated Golf Course Construction Breakdown.

Appendix 8: Suggested Budgetary Need Breakdowns.

Appendix 9: Maintenance Facility Zones and Major DesignConsiderations.

Appendix 10: Example Daily Planner as Grow-in Manager.

Appendix 11: Catch Basin Installation Cross Section.

Appendix 12: Green/Bunker Drainage Incorporation.

Appendix 13: Phosphorus Needs at Seeding.

Appendix 14: Fertigation Calibration Worksheet.

Appendix 15: Grow-in Fertility Needs by Turf Type/Area.

Appendix 16: Tissue Nutrient Ranges by Turf Type.

Appendix 17: First Year Budget Line Items/Areas to Address.

Appendix 18: Correct French Drain Profile.

Appendix 19: Deep Root Tree Fertilization Injection Pattern.

Appendix 20: Tree Placement and Shape Affect Playability and TurfHealth.




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