Turfgrass Science and Management

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Turfgrass Science and Management, fourth edition,is a comprehensive look at the turfgrass industry. It is designed to give students a broad overview of the industry, dealing with subjects from soils and business management practices, through drainage technology. Also included are the use of water, fertilization, pest control, and mowing techniques. Golf course management and career trends have also been included to this updated edition.

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Robert Emmons is a former golf course superintendent and current Professor in Plant Science at SUNY Cobleskill. He is responsible for turfgrass management and golf course management programs, and created the first Integrated Pest Management course in the northeast. Dr. Emmons works closely with the New York State Turfgrass Association, and received its Citation of Merit for outstanding contributions to the turfgrass industry. Other awards include a Distinguished Service Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Certificate of Merit from the United States Department of Agriculture, and State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. A recognized authority in turfgrass science, Dr. Emmons lectures at more than 200 conferences throughout the northeast.

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Preface. Acknowledgments. Chapter 1: The Turfgrass Industry. Chapter 2: Introduction to Turfgrass. Chapter 3: Warm Season Grasses. Chapter 4: Cool Season Grasses. Chapter 5: Introduction to Soils. Chapter 6: Soil Modification. Chapter 7: Soil Chemistry. Chapter 8: Soil Testing. Chapter 9: Establishment. Chapter 10: Fertilization. Chapter 11: Mowing. Chapter 12: Water and Irrigation. Chapter 13: Pesticides. Chapter 14: Weeds. Chapter 15: Insect. Chapter 16: Turfgrass Diseases. Chapter 17: Integrated Pest Management. Chapter 18: Other Turfgrass Problems. Chapter 19: Improving Unsatisfactory Turf. Chapter 20: Golf Course Management. Chapter 21: Lawns and Other Turf Areas. Chapter 22: Sports Turf. Chapter 23: Business Management Practices. Chapter 24: Turfgrass Calculations. Appendix A: Conversion Tables. Appendix B: Sprayer Calibration. Appendix C: Spreader Calibration. Appendix D: Identification of Grasses by Vegetative Characteristics. Appendix E: Seed Identification. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

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