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Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management. 5th Edition

  • ID: 3831959
  • Book
  • 480 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management is the longstanding authority on all aspects of the science and practices behind world–class turfgrass care. This fully revised Fifth Edition comes enriched by two new authors who share their cutting–edge research and real–world expertise on such topics as growth, soil testing, nutrition, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. Coverage throughout is refreshed with new illustrations and charts, as well as:

  • Expanded coverage on professional lawn care programs, including cool–season and warm–season turfgrasses, establishing methods and costs, cultivation, sand topdressing, and more
  • Enhanced material on the most up–to–date thinking and practices in weed management
  • Brand–new chapters on the environmental, economic, and quality–of–life benefits of well–maintained turf, as well as the influence of light on turf health

Whether you′re earning a degree or a paycheck, Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management, Fifth Edition remains the most complete, respected guidebook of solutions for developing and maintaining the finest–standards of turfgrass.

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Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

Chapter 1 Benefits of Turf and Its Management 1

PART I Grasses 7

Chapter 2 Introduction to the Grasses 9

Chapter 3 Cool–Season Grasses 41

Chapter 4 Warm–Season Grasses 75

Chapter 5 Ornamental Grasses 97

PART II Turf Culture 109

Chapter 6 Establishment 111

Chapter 7 Soil Testing and Soil Amendments 147

Chapter 8 Turf Nutrition and Fertilization 171

Chapter 9 Mowing, Rolling, and Plant Growth Regulators 209

Chapter 10 Irrigation 225

Chapter 11 Thatch, Cultivation, and Topdressing 249

Chapter 12 Light Requirements and Shade Management 269

PART III Turf Pest Management 285

Chapter 13 TurfWeed Management 287

Chapter 14 Turf Insect Management 331

Chapter 15 Turf Disease Management 353

PART IV The Turf Industry 379

Chapter 16 Careers in the Turfgrass Industry 381

Chapter 17 Sports Turf Management 389

Chapter 18 Sod Production 407

Chapter 19 Professional Lawn Care 419

Chapter 20 Golf Course Maintenance 431

About the Authors 455

Index 457

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Nick E. Christians
Aaron J. Patton
Quincy D. Law
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