Turfgrass Management (7th Edition)

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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.

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A principal introductory text for formal and informal instruction in turfgrass management, this generously illustrated book covers important features of turfgrass systems, interactions between system components, and principles of turfgrass management.

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First published over 20 years ago, Turfgrass Management has maintained its position as the leading textbook for beginning turf students. A clear and comprehensive guide to principles underlying turfgrass establishment and management, this book includes sufficient detail to be appropriate for courses in weed control, disease management, and insect management in turf.

In addition to updating the information on cultural operations, as well as pesticides and other materials used in turfgrass management, significant improvements to this edition include:

  • Expanded introductory chapter includes new sections on the history of turf and the turfgrass industry
  • Expanded bioenergetics and metabolism section in Chapter 2 includes more detailed coverage of phytohormones and antioxidants
  • Extensively updated turfgrass species coverage in Chapter 3
  • New section on water repellent soils included in Chapter 4
  • Expanded nutrient formulations coverage in the fertilization portion of Chapter 5
  • New section on biostimulants added to Chapter 6
  • Expanded 8-page color insert shows morphological common weeds, diseases, and insects

Hallmark features of this best-selling text have been retained including:

  • Rich use of illustrations convey key concepts, processes, and relationships that, in aggregate, constitute turfgrass science and management
  • End-of-chapter questions help focus attention on key concepts
  • Inclusion of a contemporary climatic classification system adapted from Trewartha's system is unique among plant-science texts and provides a basis for determining where specific turfgrasses are adopted anywhere in the world

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