Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management, 2nd Edition
By Nick Christians (2003). Turfgrass management is the science of maintaining high quality turfgrasses. In this large and growing industry today's managers require a background not only in botany and horticulture but also in business management This book provides the basic principles of turfgrass managment at a level that is accessible to students but which is also suitable for experienced professionals. Today in the US turfgrass is a $50 billion industry. * Covers basic turfgrass science, fertilisation, mowing and turfgrass diseases and also provides practice tools to enable the reader to make practical every day management decisions * This new edition offers expanded information on turfgrass nutrition, nitrogen sources, weeds, insects and disease identification and management * Colour photos of grasses, weeds and turfgrass diseases makes this an easy-to-use valuable resource for students.
Chapter 1. Careers in the Turfgrass Industry.
Chapter 2. Introduction to the Grasses.
Chapter 3. Cool-Season Grasses.
Chapter 4. Warm-Season Grasses.
Chapter 5. Establishment.
Chapter 6. Soil Testing and Soil Amendment.
Chapter 7. Fertilization.
Chapter 8. Mowing.
Chapter 9. Irrigation.
Chapter 10. Thatch, Cultivation, and Topdressing.
Chapter 11. Weed Control.
Chapter 12. Turf Insects.
Chapter 13. Turfgrass Diseases.
Chapter 14. Sports Field Management.
Chapter 15. Sod Production.
Chapter 16. Professional Lawn Care.
Chapter 17. Golf Course Maintenance.
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