This book unlocks some of the mysteries of turf and establishes the role of cultural interventions for achieving specific objectives.
Starting with history of turf and the turfgrass industry, this book provides new information on species, pesticides, PGRs, and other materials used in turfgrass management. It also discusses pesticides and pest management; fertilizers; bioenergetics and metabolism, and generally focuses on the turfgrass plant and how it grows and develops into a sustainable turfgrass community.
Golf course superintendents, professional lawn care specialists, and other related professionals.
A basic text for beginning students in turfgrass management. Covers turf quality and the concept of management; the turfgrass plant and how it develops; climate and adaptation; the atmospheric, edaphic, and biotic environment in which turfgrass must grow; the array of cultural operations for sustaining turf at desired levels; pest management, with an emphasis on prevention; propagation; and an integrated system of culture. Also includes a glossary, conversion tables, a discussion of calibration, and the common and chemical names of turfgrass pesticides. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)