The Turf Problem Solver. Case Studies and Solutions for Environmental, Cultural and Pest Problems

  • ID: 2215776
  • Book
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Proven solutions to nagging turf problems

The Turf Problem Solver is a solutions–oriented guidebook designed to help turf managers maintain optimal turf conditions. Written by two leading experts, this practical tool offers detailed advice on defining, analyzing, and solving today′s most common turf problems.

Presented in a distinguished case–based approach, The Turf Problem Solver features:

  • Real–world examples and solutions
  • Solutions for environmental, cultural, and pest and pesticide turf problems
  • Coverage of human resources issues
  • Accessible methods for evaluation, analysis, and synthesis
  • Helpful appendices providing chemical names, maps, conversion charts, and calibration guidelines
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Chapter 1. Introduction.

Case Studies.

Cycles of Inquiry.

Chapter 2. Turfgrass Problems.

Cool–season Turfgrasses.

Warm–season Turfgrasses.

Summary of Turfgrass Problems.

Chapter 3. Environmental Problems.

Atmospheric Environment.

Soil Environment.

Biotic Environment.

Summary of Environmental Problems.

Chapter 4. Cultural Problems.




Cultivation and Topdressing.

Summary of Cultural Problems.

Chapter 5. Pest and Pesticide Problems.




Large Animal Pests.

Summary of Pest and Pesticide Problems.

Chapter 6. People Problems.

Appendix 1: List of Herbicides.

Appendix 2: List of Fungicides.

Appendix 3: List of Insecticides.

Appendix 4: List of Pant Growth Regulators.



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A. J. TURGEON is Professor of Turfgrass Management in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at Penn State University (1986–present). Formerly with the University of Illinois (1971–79), Texas A&M University (1980–83) and the Tru Green Corporation (1983–86), he is the author of 300 publications, including the popular book, Turfgrass Management.

J. M. VARGAS, Jr. is Professor of Plant Pathology at Michigan State University, where he has been involved in teaching, research, and extension for thirty–five years. An international authority who has presented worldwide, he has published more than 200 articles on turfgrass diseases and related subjects.

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