Sports Turf & Amenity Grassland Management

Sports Turf & Amenity Grassland Management

By Stewart Brown (price includes P&P). Turf and amenity grasslands in their multifarious form, including sport pitches, playing fields, golf courses, lawns, motorway embankments, roadside verges, urban parks and open spaces, have a significant impact on our everyday lives. Each year central government, local authorities, sports clubs and other organizations spend large sums of money establishing, maintaining and managing such grasslands. It is essential that all these bodies meet proper standards of provision and manage their grassland efficiently and in an environmentally friendly and cost-effective way. This book will help them to achieve these objectives. Topics covered:
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Sports Turf & Amenity Grassland Management



By Stewart Brown (price includes P&P). Turf and amenity grasslands in their multifarious form, including sport pitches, playing fields, golf courses, lawns, motorway embankments, roadside verges, urban parks and open spaces, have a significant impact on our everyday lives.

Each year central government, local authorities, sports clubs and other organizations spend large sums of money establishing, maintaining and managing such grasslands. It is essential that all these bodies meet proper standards of provision and manage their grassland efficiently and in an environmentally friendly and cost-effective way. This book will help them to achieve these objectives.

Topics covered:

• Grasses and their uses
• All aspects of mowing, including the effects on the grass plant and the machines that are available
• Irrigation
• Nutrition and fertilizer application
• Aeration, thatch control and top-dressing
• Pests, diseases and weeds
• Turf establishment and renovation



Stewart Brown is a Senior Lecturer in the Dept of Landscape Management at Writtle College, Essex where he teaches agronomic sports-turf and amenity-landscape to undergraduates. He has over twenty-five years' experience of sports-turf and amenity-horticulture industries.
Resident – Chelmsford, Essex

Publication date: 5 December 2005
235m x 165mm
192 pages + 8 page colour section
80 black & white photographs
28 drawings
ISBN 1 86126 790 8
Paperback £19.95

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