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Turfgrass Management

Turfgrass Management

International Edition
8th Edition

A. Turgeon

Aug 2009, Paperback, 448 pages
ISBN: 9780138011888
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For introductory courses in Turfgrass Management, Turfgrass Pest Management, and Turfgrass Cultural Systems.

Rich with illustrations, Turfgrass Management, 8e is regarded for its thorough coverage of turfgrass science and technology. While covering the important features of turfgrass systems, interactions, and management, this book attempts to unlock some of the mysteries of turf and establish the role of cultural interventions in achieving specific objectives. Among its many updates, this edition features an expanded treatment of turfgrass physiology and biochemistry; more on improving environmental stress tolerance; new methods for alleviating soil compaction and improving drainage; and a section on spring transitions.

1. Introduction
2. Growth and Development
3. Turfgrass Species
4. The Turfgrass Environment
5. Primary Cultural Practices
6. Supplementary Cultural Practices
7. Pest Management
8. Propagation
9. Cultural Systems

Up-to-date, reference text–includes enough material to support introductory, secondary or intermediate-level courses.

  • Covers all aspects of turfgrass science and technology.
  • Offers flexibility because it can be used in numerous courses and as a reference text as well.

Rich use of illustrations–sets this text apart.

  • Helps students grasp concepts, processes, and relationships of importance in turfgrass systems.
  • Builds on feedback from pervious editions to include the most clear and meaningful illustrations.

A contemporary climatic classification system—-functions as a framework for discussion.

  • Facilitates understanding of how turfgrasses are adapted and cultural programs are developed at almost any location in the world.
  • Includes new climatic maps that use computerized meteorological data acquired from multiple sites around the world.

Three chapters devoted to turf grass culture–see Chapters 5, 6, and 7.

  • Examines primary cultural practices, supplementary cultural practices and pest management.

A focus on pesticides and pest management–appears in Chapter 7 and throughout the text.

  • Covers important aspects of turfgrass pest management, including those involved in the management of weeds, diseases, nematodes, insects, and large-animal pests.
  • Shows students that pest problems can be reduced, or in some cases eliminated, by providing conditions that favor healthy turfgrass growth.

A cumulative chapter–see Chapter 9.

  • Puts everything together into cultural systems employed for golf, sports, lawn, and utility turfs.
  • Discusses the books concepts and how they related to specific types of turfs.

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