Turf Management for Golf Courses. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2216522
  • Book
  • 816 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Dr. James B Beard is one of the world′s leading turfgrass agronomists, and has published several bestselling books on turfgrass culture and management. He spent the past sixteen years compiling the countless changes that have occurred in the field of golf course maintenance and management to update the best–selling, practical book ever published for the golf industry and for golf course superintendents Turf Management for Golf Courses. This Second Edition is completely revised and boasts hundreds of new color photographs, color drawings, and useful tables to illustrate research–proven techniques. It is written in conjunction with the USGA Green Section agronomists and covers the practical and technical aspects of turfgrass culture, management, and operation of golf courses.
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Golf and Turfgrass

Designing and Building a Golf Course

The Putting Green

The Tee

The Fairway

The Rough

The Bunker

Golf Course Equipment and Facilities

The Irrigation System

Pests and Stresses

Golf Course Management

Other Golf Course Operations

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James B Beard was born in Bradford, Ohio, in 1935, earned a BSc degree from Ohio State University in 1957, Summa cum laude, and both MSc and PhD degrees from Purdue University in 1959 and 1961, respectively. He subsequently was awarded a National Science Foundation Post–Doctoral Fellowship in the Life Science Department at the University of California Riverside in 1969. He has held research–teaching positions on the faculties at Michigan State University from 1961 to 1975 and Texas A&M University from 1975 to 1992, and served as Interim Head of Soil and Crop Science Department in 1980. He founded the International Sports Turf Institute, Inc. in 1992. Dr. Beard is an international advisor and lecturer on turfgrass issues. He has published over 260 scientific research papers and over 400 popular technical articles.
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