The essential book on turfgrass management now revised and updated!
Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management, Fourth Edition introduces the principles of turfgrass manage-ment, 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.
Keywords: Turf Management, turf, turfgrass management, golf course, lawn care, sod, sports turf, grass, bluegrass, bermudagrass, National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP), soil, fertilizer, mowing, irrigation, thatch, topdressing, weeds, herbicides, insects, turfgrass diseases