Now revised & updated -- the essential book on turfgrass management! The new edition of Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management introduces the principles of turfgrass management, covering everything from basic turfgrass science to fertilization, mowing, turfgrass diseases, irrigation topdressing, pest management, as well as career paths, and much more. With an emphasis on explaining why certain management practices are handled as they are, this new edition: Incorporates updates throughout with special emphasis on pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and soil testing Contains expanded coverage of physiology, water quality and seed production, seed certification, and seed buying Offers step-by-step advice on the selection and maintenance of turfgrasses Includes the latest information on cutting-edge fertilization research, mowing techniques, and sports field management practices Features a full-color identification guide that covers the most common grasses and weeds Written on a level suitable for students, but with a wealth of information useful to experienced turfgrass managers, Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management, Fourth Edition provides a solid yet flexible grounding that readers can apply and adapt on the job to nearly any situation.
Preface. Acknowledgements. Chapter 1. Careers in the Turfgrass Industry. Chapter 2. Introduction to the Grasses. Chapter 3. Cool-Season Grasses. Chapter 4. Warm-Season Grasses. Chapter 5. Ornamental Grasses. Chapter 6. Establishment. Chapter 7. Soil Testing and Soil Amendment. Chapter 8. Fertilization. Chapter 9. Mowing, Plant Growth Regulators, and Shade. Chapter 10. Irrigation. Chapter 11. Thatch, Cultivation, and Topdressing. Chapter 12. Weed Control. Chapter 13. Turf Insects. Chapter 14. Turfgrass Diseases. Chapter 15. Sports Field Management. Chapter 16. Sod Production. Chapter 17. Professional Lawn Care. Chapter 18. Golf Course Maintenance. About the Author. Index.