Turfgrass Soil Fertility & Chemical Problems: Assessment and Management / Edition 1

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Turfgrass Soil Fertility and Chemical Problems is the best single-source, practical management tool that will help you overcome every fertility management challenge you face!

Turfgrass Soil Fertility and Chemical problems will:
* Help you pinpoint the effectiveness of fertilizer programs to ensure turfgrass quality, water quality, and environmental integrity
* Help you understand a multitude of turfgrass species and cultivars and their complex nutrient responses or requirements
* Explains site-specific fertilization, covering issues such as establishment on poor quality soils and the use of low-quality irrigation water
* Show you how fertilization is important for environmental, traffic, and stress tolerance, as well as recovery
* Show you how to apply the interpretation of soil, tissue, and water-quality test information in the development of fertilization regimes

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575041537
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert N. Carrow is Professor of Crop and Soil Science atUniversity of Georgia. His degrees are from Michigan StateUniversity (B.S. in 1968; Ph.D. in 1972). He has held research andteaching position in turfgrass science at the University ofMassachusetts (1972-1976) and University of Georgia(1984-present).Dr. Carrow has concentrated his research position at the (a) soilchemical (nutrients, acidity, salinity) and soil physical(compaction, oxygen, drought) stresses, and (b) traffic stresses(compaction, wear) on turfgrass.
He has served in many professional turfgrass manager and scientificsociety responsibilities. Dr. Carrow is a Fellow of the AmericanSociety of Agronomy and is Vice President of the InternationalTurfgrass Society.

Donald V. Waddington is Professor Emeritus of Soil Science atPennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. from theUniversity of Massachusetts in 1964, and M.S. from RutgersUniversity in 1960, and a B.S. from Penn State in 1953. Followinggraduation he served for 2 years in the U.S. Army, and worked inthe fertilizer industry for 2 years. He taught and conductedresearch in turfgrass programs at the University of Massachusetts(1960-1965) and at Penn State (1965-1991). He continued hisactivities for several years following retirement. He served asvisiting scientist and taught in the turfgrass management programat Mississippi State University during the spring semester in 1997through 2000. He has conducted research dealing with soil-relatedproblems on turfgrass areas. Topics included N-source evaluation,soil test calibration, soil modifications and playing surfacecharacteristics of sports fields. His teaching assignments haveincluded courses in beginning soils, soil physics, soil physicalproperties on turf, turfgrass nutrition, weed control in turf, andturfgrass management.
He has served in many turfgrass industry and professional societyoffices and committees. His contributions have been recognized byvarious awards and honors including Fellow in the American Societyof Agronomy, the Fred V. Grau Turfgrass Science Award from the CropScience Society of America, and the Dr. William H. Daniel FoundersAward from the Sports Turf Managers Association.

Paul E. Rieke is Professor Emeritus of Crop and Soil SciencesMichigan State University. His degree are Ph.D. from Michigan StateUniversity in 1963, and M.S. and B.S. from the University ofIllinois in 1958 and 1956, respectively. He joined the faculty atM.S.U. in 1963 and retired in 1999. His research program hasconcentrated on cultivation, topdressing, and fertilization ofturfgrasses. For 20 years he coordinated the turfgrass extensionprogram at M.S.U. His teaching included courses in beginning soils,soil management, and turfgrass soil management, the latter havingbeen taught to over 1600 students.
Dr. Rieke has served the turf industry and professional societiesin a number of capacities. Among recognitions for Dr. Rieke'scontribution as a turfgrass scientist are: Fellow of the CropScience Society of America; Green Section Award and Piper andOakley Award from the U.S. Gold Association; Distinguished ServiceAward from the Gold Course Superintendents Association of America;and Honorary Membership in Turfgrass Producers International.

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Table of Contents


1. Soil and Soil Related Problems.

2. Plant Nutrition.

3. Enhancing Turfgrass Nutrient-Use Efficiency.


4. Cation Exchange Capacity.

5. Soil pH Concepts and Acidity Problems.

6. Alkaline Soil pH Problems.

7. Basics of Salt-Affected Soils.

8. Management of Salt-Affected Sites.

9. Assessing Chemical/Nutrient Status.

10. Nitrogen.

11. Phosphorus.

12. Potassium.

13. Calcium, Magnesium, and Sulfur.

14. Micronutrients and Other Elements.

15. Biochemical Aspects and Amendments.

16. Unique Soil Problems (Waterlogged, Pollutants, Organic).


17. Turfgrass Fertilizers.

18. Factors in Selecting a Fertilizer.

19. Developing Fertilizer Programs.

Appendix A: Units of Measure.

Appendix B: Common Fertilizer Calculations.

Appendix C: Symbols and Atomic Weights of Selected Elements.

Appendix D: Symbols and Valences of Selected Cations andAnions.

Appendix E: Commonly Used Acronyms.

Appendix F: Sieve Designation.


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    I am amazed to be the first to write a review 10 yaers after publcation.

    The detailed rating sets the tone. It is also a book that is easy reading to people whose mother tongue is not english. For people who manage turf grass its a must.


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