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Turfgrass Science and Management

By: R Emmons

528 pages, Col photos, bw photos, illus, figs, tabs


Hardback | Apr 2000 | Edition: 3 | #124413 | ISBN: 076681551X
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NHBS Price: £66.99 $82/€75 approx

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A comprehensive textbook covering the entire spectrum of turfgrass management. It provides a detailed treatment of vertebrate pest management and chapters on integrated pest management and golf course management, which reflect the growing interest in these areas. An appendix of related Web sites should help students expand their research capabilities.


The Turfgrass Industry. Introduction to Turfgrass. Warm Season Grasses. Cool Season Grasses. Introduction to Soils. Soil Modification. Soil Chemistry. Soil Testing. Establishment. Fertilization. Mowing. Water and Irrigation. Pesticides. Weeds. Insects. Turfgrass Diseases. Vertebrate Pests. Integrated Pest Management. Other Turfgrass Problems. Improving Unsatisfactory Turf. Golf Course Management. Lawns and Other Turf Areas. Business Management Practices. Turfgrass Calculations. Appendix A: Conversion Tables. Appendix B: Sprayer Calibration. Appendix C: Spreader Calibration.

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