Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management

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Wiley, 2004 - Architecture - 359 pages
The revised edition of the essential book on turfgrass management

Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management provides a complete, up-to-date introduction to all aspects of turfgrass management?from basic turfgrass science to establishment, mowing, irrigation, topdressing, fertilization, pest management, and more. By giving full, in-depth explanations of all topics, this revised fundamentals guide makes it easier to apply covered material to a variety of environments, including golf courses, sports fields, and lawns.

This Second Edition offers updated, practical material on:

  • Controlling moss and algae
  • Water treatment and water quality
  • Turfgrass nutrition
  • Nitrogen sources

More than fifty new color photographs bring to life the expanded coverage of weeds, insects, grasses, and turfgrass disease identification and management. The perfect hands-on reference for making day-to-day management decisions, this guidebook offers step-by-step advice on the selection and maintenance of turfgrasses and addresses helpful mathematics for making everyday calculations, such as application rates of fertilizers and pesticides, for irrigation, and topdressing problems.

Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management, Second Edition is an essential volume for everyone who works with turfgrass, including golf course superintendents, field managers, irrigation specialists, greenkeepers, golf course architects, and golf course builders.

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About the author (2004)

NICK CHRISTIANS, PhD, is Professor of Horticulture at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. He is the coauthor of The Mathematics of Turfgrass Management and author of Scotts Lawns: Your Guide to a Beautiful Yard, as well as author of more than 730 technical papers, popular articles, book chapters, and abstracts.

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