Turfgrass Science and Management / Edition 3

Turfgrass Science and Management / Edition 3

ISBN-10:
076681551X
ISBN-13:
9780766815513
Pub. Date:
03/08/2000
Publisher:
Cengage Learning

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Turfgrass Science and Management / Edition 3

This comprehensive book covers all types of turfgrass management - golf courses, athletic fields, lawns and more with a new chapter on Integrated Pest Control.
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766815513
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 03/08/2000
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 8.32(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxv
1The Turfgrass Industry1
Introduction1
A Brief History of the Turfgrass Industry2
Why Turfgrasses Are So Popular4
Career Opportunities6
The Turfgrass Manager10
2Introduction to Turfgrass15
Classification15
Plant Growth17
Plant Structures23
Measuring Turf Quality32
Levels of Maintenance36
3Warm Season Grasses39
Introduction39
Warm Season Turgrasses42
Overseeding Cool Season Grasses in the Warm Season Zone56
Turfgrass Selection57
4Cool Season Grasses62
Introduction62
Cool Season Turfgrasses63
Turfgrass Selection83
5Introduction to Soils87
Introduction87
Soil Properties: Texture88
Soil Properties: Structure95
Soil Depth96
Organic Soils98
6Soil Modification100
Introduction100
Complete Modification101
Partial Modification102
Improving Drainage107
7Soil Chemistry115
Introduction115
Soil Fertility115
Soil Reaction119
Salted Soils127
8Soil Testing130
Introduction130
Collecting a Soil Sample130
Soil Testing134
Tissue Testing139
9Establishment141
Introduction141
Species and Cultivar Selection142
Site Preparation146
Planting149
Establishment by Seed150
Vegetative Establishment163
Winter Overseeding173
10Fertilization176
Introduction176
Fertilizer178
Nitrogen180
Potassium185
Phosphorus187
Fertilizer Programs187
Application Methods190
Fertilizer Burn193
11Mowing195
Introduction195
Mowing Height197
Mowing Frequency201
Types of Mowers203
Mowing Pattern212
Clippings213
Mower Safety215
Chemical Mowing216
12Water and Irrigation219
Introduction219
Turfgrass and Water219
Soil and Water221
Irrigation225
Irrigation Systems235
Limiting Water Use248
Wetting Agents249
13Pesticides250
Introduction250
Types of Pesticides251
Pesticide Formulations252
The Fate of Pesticides258
Pesticide Toxicity260
Pesticide Applicator Certification263
The Pesticide Label263
Pesticide Safety266
Pesticide Poisoning269
Pesticide Application Equipment269
14Weeds271
Introduction271
Types of Weeds274
Herbicides276
Controlling Annual Grasses281
Controlling Perennial Grasses285
Controlling Broadleaf Weeds286
Rules for Applying Herbicides to Control Broadleaf Weeds289
15Insects291
Introduction291
Root-Feeding Insects294
Leaf and Stem Feeders301
Other Insect Pests308
Control309
16Turfgrass Diseases317
Introduction317
Fungal Pathogens318
Disease Identification320
Disease Control334
Other Types of Pathogens340
17Integrated Pest Management346
Introduction346
What Is Integrated Pest Management?347
Components of an IPM Program347
Putting It All Together--Three Examples359
Conclusion365
18Other Turfgrass Problems367
Introduction367
Shade368
Soil Compaction376
Thatch385
19Improving Unsatisfactory Turf394
Introduction394
A Sample Turfgrass Evaluation Form395
Improving Turf Quality399
Total Reestablishment400
Complete Renovation402
Reconstruction403
Partial Renovation404
20Golf Course Management406
Introduction406
Greens410
Collars and Aprons425
Fairways425
Tees428
Roughs429
Sand Bunkers430
Other Activities432
21Lawns, Sports Turf, and Other Turf Areas434
Introduction434
Lawns434
Parks439
Cemeteries439
Utility Turf441
Sports Turf442
Sod Farms447
Seed Production448
22Business Management Practices452
Introduction452
Human Resource Management453
Recordkeeping461
Budget Preparation469
Other Business Skills472
Computers475
23Turfgrass Calculations479
Introduction479
Problems480
Appendix AConversion Tables497
Appendix BSprayer Calibration498
Appendix CSpreader Calibration503
Appendix DIdentification of Grasses by Vegetative Characteristics504
Appendix ESeed Identificatification507
Glossary508
Bibliography517
Index519

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