Everything you want to know about turfgrass calculations now even more complete
A great deal of mathematical knowledge is required of golf course management. From budgeting estimates to ordering topdressing, to irrigation volume and coverage, to many other parts of golf course operation, a thorough understanding of basic mathematical principles and the ability to relate those principles to real–world situations is an absolute must.
This new and expanded edition of this classic reference is loaded with all the information you need, covering the mathematical problems that a golf course superintendent faces every day, along with many sample situations. Now offering more models and problems, along with detailed answers, this is an ideal reference for anyone studying for GCSAA certification. Each chapter relies on using mathematical proportions and a logical, methodical approach to solve problems. Some of the topics featured include:
Fertilizer and pesticide calculations
Achieving precise spreader and sprayer calibrations
Seeding rate calculations
Application of small amounts of materials to greenhouse pots
Chapter 2. Area Measurement Calculations.
Chapter 3. Volume Calculations.
Chapter 4. Fertilizer Calculations.
Chapter 5. Pesticide Calculations.
Chapter 6. Spreader and Sprayer Calibration.
Chapter 7. Irrigation Calculations.
Chapter 8. Seeding Rate Calculations.
Chapter 9. Application of Small Amounts of Material to Greenhouse Pots and Small Field Plots.
Appendix A. Conversion Factors.
Appendix B. Answers to Problems.
Nick E. Christians, PhD, is a professor of horticulture at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, and is the recipient of numerous honors, includingthe Outstanding Educator Award from the American Society of Horticultural Sciences and?the Iowa Legislative Teaching Excellence Award. Michael L. Agnew, PhD, is a senior field technical manager at Syngenta Professional Products, Greensboro, North Carolina, and former associate professor and turfgrass extension specialist at Iowa State University.