Management of Turfgrass Diseases / Edition 3 available in Hardcover
This third edition of Management of Turfgrass Disease is completely revised and updated to provide the latest information on maintaining a healthy turf and identifying and treating turf diseases. Written by a leading international lecturer on turf grasses, the book’s focus is on prevention as it lays out specific strategies you can follow to stop disease from occurring in the first place. The book also addresses cultural, genetic, biological, and chemical approaches to turf management and provides practical solutions to everyday problems. You'll learn about cool and warm season grasses, growing conditions, new diseases, symptoms, and identification and management techniques. Valuable tips on irrigation, fertilization, and grass culture are included, as are 72 full-color photographs and more than 100 figures.
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About the Author
J. M. VARGAS JR. is Professor of Plant Pathology at Michigan State University, where he has been involved in teaching, research, and extension for the past thirty-five years. He has published more than 200 articles on turfgrass diseases and related subjects and has given presentations at conferences throughout the world.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Turfgrass Diseases.
Causes of Turfgrass Diseases.
Importance of Turfgrass Diseases.
Identifying Turfgrass Diseases.
2. Fungal Diseases of Turfgrass, I: Diseases Primarily Occurring on Golf Course Turfs.
Crown Rotting Anthracnose.
Gray Leaf Spot.
3. Fungal Diseases of Turfgrass, II: Diseases Primarily of Home Lawns and General Turfs.
The Helminthosporium Diseases.
Red Leaf Spot.
4. Fungal Diseases of Turfgrass, III: Disease Complexes.
The Patch Diseases.
Spring Dead Spot.
Necrotic Ring Spot.
The Snow Molds.
Typhula Blight (Gray Snow Mold).
Microdochium Patch (Pink Snow Mold).
Other Snow Molds.
Flag Smut and Stripe Smut.
5. Bacterial, Mycoplasmal, Nematode Diseases of Turfgrass, and the Black Layer.
Viral and Mycoplasmal Diseases.
The Black Layer.
The Role of Sulfur.
Myths of Sulfur and pH Reduction.
Generic Names, Chemical Formulas, and Trade Names.
Systemic and Nonsystemic (Contact or Surface) Fungicides.
Pesticides and Human Medicines.
Safe Handling of Fungicides.
Criteria for Selecting a Fungicide.
Calculations to Save You Money.
7. Fungicide Resistance.
Resistance to Fungicides.
Theories for Preventing or Delaying Resistance.
Commonly Accepted Strategies to Prevent or Delay Resistance.
Strategies to Prevent or Delay Resistance to DMI Fungicides.
New Strategies to Delay or Prevent Resistance.
8. Cultural Aspects of Turfgrass Disease Management.
Phosphorus and Potassium.
Height of Cut.
Collecting Grass Clippings to Prevent Thatch.
Does Thatch Cause Disease?
Disease Management by Mowing.
9. Using Disease Resistance in Turfgrass Management.
Mixtures and Blends.
Blends vs. Single Cultivars.
Should Blends Include a Common Type?
Horizontal and Vertical Resistance.
High Maintenance Turf.
10. The Cool-Season Grasses: A Plant Pathologist's Point of View.
The Fine-Leaf Fescues.
11. The Warm-Season Grasses: A Plant Pathologist's Point of View.
Other Problems of Warm-Season Turfgrasses.
12. Disease Management Strategies for Golf Courses-Cool Season.
Cool-Season Grasses: Greens.
Cool-Season Grasses: Tees.
Cool-Season Grasses: Fairways.
The Fine-Leaf Fescues.
13. Disease Management Strategies for Golf Courses - Warm Season.
Warm-Season Grasses: Winter Overseeding.
Warm-Season Grasses: Greens.
Warm-Season Grasses: Tees.
Warm-Season Grasses: Fairways.
14. Disease Management Strategies for Home-Lawn Grasses.
The Kentucky Bluegrasses.
Centipedegrass and Bahiagrass.
Appendix: Guide for the Control of Turfgrass Diseases.