Turfgrass Science and Management, fourth edition,is a comprehensive look at the turfgrass industry. It is designed to give students a broad overview of the industry, dealing with subjects from soils and business management practices, through drainage technology. Also included are the use of water, fertilization, pest control, and mowing techniques. Golf course management and career trends have also been included to this updated edition.
For people presently working as turfgrass managers and for students going into that field or a related one such as equipment manufacturing or seed production, Emmons (plant science, State U. of New York- Cobleskill) discusses the establishment and maintenance practices used by success managers, and the relevant scientific theory and practical management skills. He notes no dates for the earlier edition, but here revises information on grasses for warm and cool seasons, integrated pest management, and managing golf courses. He also includes a new appendix of Web sites. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Robert Emmons is a former golf course superintendent and current Professor in Plant Science at SUNY Cobleskill. He is responsible for turfgrass management and golf course management programs, and created the first Integrated Pest Management course in the northeast. Dr. Emmons works closely with the New York State Turfgrass Association, and received its Citation of Merit for outstanding contributions to the turfgrass industry. Other awards include a Distinguished Service Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Certificate of Merit from the United States Department of Agriculture, and State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. A recognized authority in turfgrass science, Dr. Emmons lectures at more than 200 conferences throughout the northeast.