Turfgrass Chemicals and Pesticides: A Practitioner's Guide

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A professional book for chemical and pesticide applications in turf and landscapes. The book will start with a history of chemical and pesticide use in this industry and follow the technological progression that has occurred through the 20th century to the present.

The book covers the basic principles and properties of chemicals and pesticides as well as the interpretation of the often detailed technical information that accompanies this material.

Practical discussions of the three primary pesticide groups, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides, will be supplemented with a chapter on additional chemicals used in the industry. The body of the text will be summed up through detailed but practical discussions of proper application strategies and strategies for responsible chemical use and pest management.

Turfgrass Chemicals and Pesticides will offer both sufficient background for the reader to understand the basis for using chemicals and pesticides in turf and landscape and the relevant detail needed to execute the application from start to finish. The book will also provide the rationale for and the information needed to develop pest control and chemical management strategies for immediate use in the turf and landscape industry.

A great resource for professionals in lawn care and maintenance; for golf course superintendents; or professional landscape designers.

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A ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR KEEPING TURFGRASS ALIVE, THRIVING, AND PEST-FREE!

For those charged with maintaining turfgrass, the most daunting challenge in their work is the proper use of pesticides and chemicals. Turfgrass Chemicals and Pesticides delivers all the practical guidance necessary to use pesticides safely, effectively, and efficiently.

Beginning with the history of pesticide use in groundskeeping, this indispensable volume covers basic chemical and pesticide principles -- including their basic properties and how to interpret the complex technical information that accompanies them. You also get:

* Hundreds of informative illustrations, charts, and photographs
* Coverage of pesticide use and control
* Laws and regulations governing use of pesticides and chemicals
* Weeds commonly found in turf and landscape
* Descriptions of the three primary pesticide groups: herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides
* Glossary
* And much, much more!

About the Author:

Matt Fagerness is currently the Extension Turfgrass Specialist at Kansas State University. A resident of Manhattan, Kansas, he received his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University with specialization in weed science and turfgrass growth regulators. Dr. Fagerness has been involved in both the applied and academic aspects of the turfgrass industry since 1989, including experience in golf course maintenance and turfgrass research/outreach.

Rodney Johns served in the golf course business for 10 years before starting Arki-Tec Landscaping and Sales Company, LLC in 1995. A resident of Canton, Missouri, Mr. Johns holds various degrees in plant science/horticulture and turf and greenhouse management

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