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Turfgrass Biology, Genetics, and Breeding / Edition 1
     

Turfgrass Biology, Genetics, and Breeding / Edition 1

by Michael D. Casler, Ronny R. Duncan
 

ISBN-10: 0471444103

ISBN-13: 9780471444107

Pub. Date: 01/30/2003

Publisher: Wiley

The cultivation of various turfgrasses has evolved into a dynamic, multi-billion dollar industry. Yet, there is still a real lack of information available for those seeking to understand the complex science behind its growth. This book, edited by two knowledgeable and highly respected experts, presents for the first time a comprehensive study of the various types of

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The cultivation of various turfgrasses has evolved into a dynamic, multi-billion dollar industry. Yet, there is still a real lack of information available for those seeking to understand the complex science behind its growth. This book, edited by two knowledgeable and highly respected experts, presents for the first time a comprehensive study of the various types of turfgrasses, their genetic and biological makeup, and the specifics of when, how, where and why each species was adapted for use. The only book that deals specifically with the science behind the major types of turfgrasses, Turfgrass Biology will prove to be an invaluable, time-saving reference and research tool for professionals interested or engaged in the genesis of turfgrasses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471444107
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/30/2003
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.14(h) x 1.03(d)

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Table of Contents

PART 1. INTRODUCTION.

Origins of the Turfgrasses (M.D. Casler and R.R. Duncan).

PART 2. COOL-SEASON GRASSES.

Kentucky Bluegrass (D.R. Huff).

Annual Bluegrass (D.R. Huff).

Supina Bluegrass (S. Bughrara).

Texas Bluegrass (J.C. Read and S.J. Anderson).

Rough Bluegrass (R. Hurley).

Perennial Ryegrass (D. Thorogood).

Tall Fescue (W.A. Meyer and E. Watkins).

Fine-Leaved Festuca Species (B.A. Ruemmele, et al.).

Creeping Bentgrass (S.E. Warnke).

Colonial Bentgrass (B.A. Ruemmele).

Velvet Bentgrass (L. Brilman).

Three Minor Agrostis Species: Redtop, Highland Bentgrass, and Idaha Bentgrass (A.D. Brede and M.J. Sellman).

Hairgrasses (L. Brilman and E. Watkins).

PART 3. WARM-SEASON GRASSES.

Bermudagrass (C.M. Taliaferro).

Buffalograss (T.P. Riordan and S.J. Browning).

Zoysiagrasses (M.C. Engelke and S. Anderson).

Centipedegrass (W.W. Hanna and J. Liu).

Seashore Paspalum (R.R. Duncan).

St. Augustinegrass (P. Busey).

Bahiagrass (P. Busey).

Index.

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