Applied Turfgrass Science and Physiology

  • ID: 2217508
  • Book
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A thorough, expert guide to advanced turfgrass management

Applied Turfgrass Science and Physiology cuts right to the authoritative information and know–how that will keep any turf area in optimal condition.

Based on the successful seminar offered through the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Applied Turfgrass Science and Physiology presents:

  • An overview of turfgrasses, characteristics of different varieties, and carbohydrate metabolism, including photosynthesis and respiration related to both warm– and cool–season grasses
  • An outline of turfgrass stress physiology that looks at plant responses to drought, temperature extremes, and shade stresses
  • A comprehensive review of the latest information on how irrigation, mowing, fertilization, cultivation, and plant growth regulators and biostimulants affect turfgrass response to stresses and pests

In a reader–friendly format, Applied Turfgrass Science and Physiology illustrates topics with research results from peer–reviewed scientific journals to provide insight into how principles and techniques work in real–world practice. Case studies help reinforce material for students as well as professionals seeking to advance their careers.

Complete with more than 165 informative illustrations, Applied Turfgrass Science and Physiology is a powerful resource for students and professional managers in the turfgrass/landscape industry, golf course superintendents, lawn care operators, sports turf professionals, sod growers, and irrigation specialists.

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Preface.

Part I. Carbohydrate Metabolism and Turfgrasses.

Chapter 1. Carbohydrate Metabolism.

Chapter 2. Turfgrasses.

Part II. Environmental Stresses and Pests.

Chapter 3. Drought.

Chapter 4. Temperature Stresses.

Chapter 5. Shade.

Chapter 6. Pests.

Part III. Cultural Practices and Their Effects Upon Growth and Responses to Environmental Stresses and Pests.

Chapter 7. Irrigation.

Chapter 8. Mowing.

Chapter 9. Fertilization.

Chapter 10. Cultivation.

Chapter 11. Plant Growth Regulators and Biostimulants.

About the Authors.

Index.

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JACK FRY, PhD, is Professor of Turfgrass Science at Kansas State University. He teaches turf management and golf course operations, and oversees the new Golf Course Management degree program at Kansas State University. His specific research areas include turf water management, integrated disease control, and stand establishment.

BINGRU HUANG, PhD, is Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology at Rutgers University. She has authored more than ninety refereed publications in top–tier journals and ten book chapters on stress physiology and root physiology. She is the recipient of the Young Crop Scientist Award from the Crop Science Society of America and a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy.
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