Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology

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Mohammad Pessarakli
CRC Press, Oct 9, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 720 pages
A multibillion dollar industry that has tripled in the last ten years, turfgrass management plays an important role in landscaping, golf courses, and other sports surfaces. Proper management and cultural practices are crucial for the performance of these versatile grasses, creating a demand among scientists, researchers, and industry professionals for better quality, hardier grasses. The mounting collection of research into new species, modern cultivars, and stress tolerant genotypes requires a high-quality, accessible resource.

Filling a long-empty niche by compiling the most complete, up-to-date collection of contributions from internationally known specialists, Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology is the only single source reference that covers every aspect of turfgrass maintenance and cultivation. Divided into several sections, this all-inclusive volume begins with an introductory chapter on turf related issues. The second section reveals detailed accounts of turfgrass growth, management, and cultural practices such as carbon metabolism and overseeding. Subsequent sections cover sports turf management and growth regulating factors, as well as breeding, genetics, and biotechnology. The text highlights research in turfgrass pathology and disease including nutritional disorders, rapid blight, and fungal diseases. The book reviews several methods of pest control using herbicides, as well as biological, and microbial control agents. It provides extensive information on the physiological responses of turfgrass to acidic soil, salinized water, temperature, light, depleted oxygen, reactive nitrogen use, and other environmental stressors. The final section looks at future and potential grasses requiring minimal maintenance and management.

Offering hundreds of figures and tables, thousands of references, and an extensive index, Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology is the definitive reference to the dynamic and growing world of turfgrass.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Preference of GolfCourse Operators for Various Turf Varieties and Their Perceived Importance of Selected Problems in Turf Maintenance
3
Turfgrass Growth Management and Cultural Practices
27
Chapter 2 Carbon Metabolism in Turfgrasses
29
Chapter 3 WarmSeason Turfgrass Fertilization
47
Chapter 4 Growth Responses of Bermudagrass to Various Levels of Nutrients in the Culture Medium
57
Chapter 5 Weed Management in WarmSeason Turfgrass
65
Chapter 6 Weed Management Practices Using ALSInhibiting Herbicides for Successful Overseeding and Spring Transition
95
Chapter 7 Management of Tropical Turfgrasses
115
Chapter 19 Microbial Control of Turfgrass Insects
299
Chapter 20 Integrated Pest Management of White Grubs
315
Curculionidae
335
Chapter 22 Understanding and Managing PlantParasitic Nematodes on Turfgrasses
351
Turfgrass Management and Physiological Responses under Environmental Stress Conditions
373
Chapter 23 Acid Soil and Aluminum Tolerance in Turfgrasses
375
Chapter 24 Relative Salinity Tolerance of Turfgrass Species and Cultivars
389
Chapter 25 Physiological Adaptations of Turfgrasses to Salinity Stress
407

Chapter 8 Turfgrass Culture for Sod Production
139
SportsTurf Management
149
Chapter 9 Culture of Natural Turf Athletic Fields
151
Turfgrass Growth Regulators Promoters and Inhibitors
169
Chapter 10 Applied Physiology of Natural and Synthetic Plant Growth Regulators on Turfgrasses
171
Turfgrass Breeding Genetics and Biotechnology
201
Chapter 11 Breeding Turfgrasses
203
Turfgrass Growth Disorders Pathology Diseases and Turf Disease Management and Control
209
Chapter 12 Nutritional Disorders of Turfgrasses
211
Chapter 13 Biological Control of Turfgrass Fungal Diseases
223
Chapter 14 Current Understanding and Management of Rapid Blight Disease on Turfgrasses
237
Chapter 15 A Review of Dead Spot on Creeping Bentgrass and a Road Map for Future Research
245
Turfgrass Integrated Pest Management
255
Chapter 16 Herbicide Formulation Effects on Efficacy and Weed Physiology
257
Chapter 17 Techniques to Formulate and Deliver Biological Control Agents to Bentgrass Greens
269
Chapter 18 Biological Control of Some Insect Pests of Turfgrasses
281
Chapter 26 Salinity Issues Associated with Recycled Wastewater Irrigation of Turfgrass Landscapes
419
Chapter 27 Turfgrass Drought Physiology and Irrigation Management
431
Chapter 28 Shade Stress and Management
447
Chapter 29 ColdStress Physiology and Management of Turfgrasses
473
Antioxidant Mechanism
507
Chapter 31 Responses of Turfgrass to LowOxygen Stress
531
Chapter 32 Identification of Turfgrass Stress Utilizing Spectral Reflectance
547
Chapter 33 Enhancing Turfgrass Nitrogen Use under Stresses
557
Turfgrass Management and Physiological Issues in the Future
603
Chapter 34 Saltgrass Distichlis spicata a Potential Future Turfgrass Species with Minimum MaintenanceManagement Practice Requirements
605
Chapter 35 Native Grasses as DroughtTolerant Turfgrasses of the Future
619
Chapter 36 The History Role and Potential of Optical Sensing for Practical Turf Management
641
Index
661
Back cover
703
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