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Turfgrass Soil Fertility & Chemical Problems. Assessment and Management. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 3984177
  • Book
  • August 2002
  • 420 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Turfgrass Soil Fertility and Chemical Problems is the best single-source, practical management tool that will help you overcome every fertility management challenge you face!

Turfgrass Soil Fertility and Chemical problems will:

Help you pinpoint the effectiveness of fertilizer programs to ensure turfgrass quality, water quality, and environmental integrity

Help you understand a multitude of turfgrass species and cultivars and their complex nutrient responses or requirements

Explains site-specific fertilization, covering issues such as establishment on poor quality soils and the use of low-quality irrigation water

Show you how fertilization is important for environmental, traffic, and stress tolerance, as well as recovery

Show you how to apply the interpretation of soil, tissue, and water-quality test information in the development of fertilization regimes
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Part I: Introduction

1. Soil and Soil Related Problems 3

2. Plant Nutrition 13

3. Enhancing Turfgrass Nutrient-Use Efficiency 33

Part II: Soil Chemical Properties and Problems

4. Cation Exchange Capacity 45

5. Soil pH Concepts and Acidity Problems 67

6. Alkaline Soil pH Problems 89

7. Basics of Salt-Affected Soils 103

8. Management of Salt-Affected Sites 131

9. Assessing Chemical/Nutrient Status 159

10. Nitrogen 177

11. Phosphorus 201

12. Potassium 211

13. Calcium, Magnesium, and Sulfur 227

14. Micronutrients and Other Elements 245

15. Biochemical Aspects and Amendments 269

16. Unique Soil Problems (Waterlogged, Pollutants, Organic) 285

Part III: Fertilizers and Fertilization

17. Turfgrass Fertilizers 197

18. Factors in Selecting a Fertilizer 325

19. Developing Fertilizer Programs 339

Appendixes

Appendix A: Units of Measure 369

Appendix B: Common Fertilizer Calculations 373

Appendix C: Symbols and Atomic Weights of Selected Elements 379

Appendix D: Symbols and Valences of Selected Cations and Anions 381

Appendix E: Commonly Used Acronyms 383

Appendix F: Sieve Designation 385

Index 387

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D. V. Waddington
P. E. Rieke
R. N. Carrow
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