Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 12, 2011 - Architecture - 408 pages
Now revised & updated -- the essential book on turfgrass management!

The new edition of Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management introduces the principles of turfgrass management, covering everything from basic turfgrass science to fertilization, mowing, turfgrass diseases, irrigation topdressing, pest management, as well as career paths, and much more.

With an emphasis on explaining why certain management practices are handled as they are, this new edition:

  • Incorporates updates throughout with special emphasis on pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and soil testing
  • Contains expanded coverage of physiology, water quality and seed production, seed certification, and seed buying
  • Offers step-by-step advice on the selection and maintenance of turfgrasses
  • Includes the latest information on cutting-edge fertilization research, mowing techniques, and sports field management practices
  • Features a full-color identification guide that covers the most common grasses and weeds

Written on a level suitable for students, but with a wealth of information useful to experienced turfgrass managers, Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management, Fourth Edition provides a solid yet flexible grounding that readers can apply and adapt on the job to nearly any situation.

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
28
Section 4
31
Section 5
59
Section 6
75
Section 7
85
Section 8
111
Section 15
223
Section 16
233
Section 17
262
Section 18
264
Section 19
273
Section 20
288
Section 21
293
Section 22
315

Section 9
114
Section 10
117
Section 11
139
Section 12
179
Section 13
195
Section 14
215
Section 23
331
Section 24
333
Section 25
339
Section 26
347
Section 27
361
Section 28
389

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About the author (2011)

Nick E. Christians, PhD, is Professor of Horticulture at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, where he has taught courses and conducted research on turfgrass management and physiology since 1979. The author or coauthor of hundreds of papers, articles, book chapters, abstracts, and books including The Mathematics of Turfgrass Maintenance, Fourth Edition (Wiley), Mathematics for the Green Industry (Wiley), and Scotts Lawns: Your Guide to a Beautiful Yard, Christians has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the Iowa Legislative Teaching Excellence Award and the Outstanding Educator Award from the American Society for Horticultural Science. He has been a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy since 1995, and a Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America since 1996.

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