Best Golf Course Management Practices (3rd Edition)

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Best Golf Course Management Practices, 3e provides up-to-date basic and applied information on grasses available, their selection and use; soils and soil amendments; critical management decisions; pest management and IPM practices; environmental concerns and strategies to develop best management practices for golf courses; and personnel and financial considerations when developing and implementing annual budgets, leasing vs. buying equipment, and managing inventory. The author and 27 acclaimed contributors share their expertise in areas ranging from turfgrass to environmental science. The most current and comprehensive publication on the market, Best Golf Course Management Practices provides the need-to-know information that leads to successful golf course construction and maintenance.

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PREFACE

Golf courses are continually increasing in number and sophistication in terms of design and management. They are also under increased scrutiny from the general public and regulatory agencies. Golf course management quality and intensity range from very low maintained facilities to exquisite, highly maintained touring courses. Many resort courses rely on the tourist industry. On other courses, membership and daily fees are major sources of play; therefore, the year-round conditions become very important.

This book is intended for students taking a course in golf course management and as a reference guide for golf course superintendents, assistants, club managers, greens committee members, and regulatory agencies in their efforts to grow and maintain some of the most prestigious courses in the world. Authors who have expertise in specific areas of turfgrass and environmental science have contributed to this book. The information is as complete and up-to-date as possible. However, management and pesticide recommendations are. constantly being updated. New products, grasses, and management techniques continue evolving, while older ones often disappear. Contact your state university turf specialist or your county cooperative extension service office, and attend the various turfgrass field days and Turfgrass Association's Annual Conference and Trade Show for the latest recommendations.

The use of trade names in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information. It is not a guarantee or warranty of the products named, and does not signify they are approved to the exclusion of others of suitable composition.

The pesticide recommendations presented in this publication were current with state and federal regulations at the time of publication. The user is responsible for determining that the intended pesticide use is consistent with the directions on the label of the product being used. Use pesticides safely. Read and follow label directions. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Any project of such magnitude is definitely the result of the efforts of many competent, dedicated professionals. The authors wish to express their gratitude to the following reviewers: Ed Freeman, Professor emeritus, University of Florida; and golf course superintendents Fred Biggers, Don Garrett, Chuck Green, Will Holroyd, and David Lowe. Lori Dalberg and the rest of the production team at Carlisle Publishers Services and Charles Stewart and Eileen O'Sullivan at Prentice Hall, Inc., were invaluable as editors, compositors, and illustrators. We hope no one has been omitted, but if they have, we apologize for our oversight.

About the Author:

Bert McCarty is a Professor of Horticulture specializing in turfgrass science and management at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. A native of Batesburg, South Carolina, McCarty received a BS degree from Clemson University in Agronomy and Soils, an MS from North Carolina State University in Crop Science, and a PhD from Clemson University in Plant Physiology and Plant Pathology. Dr. McCarty spent nine years as a turfgrass specialist at the University of Florida in Gainesville. While at the University of Florida, he oversaw the design and construction of a state-of-the-art research and education turfgrass facility named "The Envirotron." He also was author or co-author of the books Best Management Practices for Florida Golf Courses, Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses, and Florida Lawn Handbook. In 1996, he moved to Clemson University, where he is currently involved in research, extension, and teaching activities. He has published over 500 articles dealing with all phases of turfgrass management and has given over 700 presentations. He is currently co-author of the books Color Atlas of Turfgrass Weeds, Southern Lawns, Managing Bermudagrass Turf, and Fundamentals of Turfgrass and Agricultural Chemistry. He is also a co-author for the GCSAA seminars Weed Control and Advanced Weed Management, and is active in a number of professional societies.

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