Fundamentals of Turfgrass and Agricultural Chemistry

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  • Book
  • 384 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The most up–to–date guide to chemistry used in turfgrass management

To keep the sophisticated turfgrasses and agricultural sites of today healthy and vibrant, professionals need an informative, user–friendly guide to the full range of chemical reactions that occur in daily turfgrass and agriculture management. Fundamentals of Turfgrass and Agricultural Chemistry offers the necessary tools to understand and tackle all types of chemical issues, with minimal or no chemistry background.

Succinct yet informative coverage addresses all aspects of how chemicals affect the environment. An easy–to–understand introduction to basic chemistry principles aptly prepares readers for the helpful synopses that explain more complex chemical concepts in such topics as plant biochemistry, soil chemistry properties, plant nutrition and turf fertilizers, plant tissue and soil testing, and pesticides.

Applicable guidance makes this an ideal hands–on reference for solving day–to–day problems. The diverse group of experienced authors support their combined expertise with material on the latest products, regulations, and management techniques to provide a source of real–world solutions to a wide range of questions.

Fundamentals of Turfgrass and Agricultural Chemistry is the most complete, easy–to–use chemistry resource for golf course superintendents, assistants, club managers, greens committee members, agricultural managers, product salespersons, and regulatory agencies.

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Fundamentals of Chemistry.

Chemical Properties and Analysis of Water.

Organic Compounds and Their Chemistry.

Plant Biochemistry.

Soil Chemistry Properties.

Plant Nutrition and Turf Fertilizers.

Plant Tissue and Soil Testing.

Pesticide Chemistry and Fate in the Environment.

Appendix A: Electron (Orbital) Pairs.

Appendix B: Naming Inorganic Compounds.

Appendix C: The Metric System.

Appendix D: Unit Analysis.

Appendix E: Conjugate Acids and Bases.




Periodic Table.

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L. B. McCARTY, PhD, is Professor of Horticulture specializing in turfgrass science and management at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. During his career, he oversaw the design and construction of "The Envirotron," the state–of–the–art research and education turfgrass facility at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he served as a turfgrass specialist. He has published more than 300 articles dealing with all phases of turfgrass management and has given more than 500 presentations on the subject.

IAN R. RODRIGUEZ is a PhD candidate in the Department of Horticulture at Clemson University.

B. TODD BUNNELL is a graduate research assistant pursuing a PhD in plant physiology (with turfgrass emphasis) at Clemson University. He has published numerous articles and presented research findings at conferences worldwide.

F. CLINT WALTZ is Assistant Professor of Crop and Soil Sciences at the University of Georgia in Griffin. He has worked in golf course maintenance for more than two years at the Augusta National Golf Club.
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