280 pages, 115 illustrations
A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides is a current and comprehensive resource that addresses fungicides specifically used for turf disease control. It is a valuable reference for information on: fungicide movement in turf, fungicide mode of action, strategies for dealing with the threat of fungicide resistance, environmental and maintenance factors that influence fungicide performance, approaches to scheduling fungicide sprays, and practices for integrating chemical and non-chemical options for individual turf diseases, among other topics.
This is the first book written in practical terms for turf managers and students that describes how and why fungicides work (and why sometimes they do not work). It addresses all factors that contribute to the effective and efficient use of fungicides specifically for controlling diseases on turf. It provides turf managers with a strong foundation on the nature of these very important turf management tools. It enables them to make decisions from a more informed perspective and provides background for effective communication of disease control issues with administrators as well as with the golfing public.
" [...] a core resource for any landscaper as well as for graduate and undergraduate students in the field of plant pathology and plant disease management. Should be available in all schools, research laboratories dealing with plant pathology, and community and university libraries. It is also a useful source of information in crop husbandry."
– Fungal Diversity
"With many useful charts, graphs, and illustrations, as well as indexes and appendices for ease of use, A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides is a core resource for any landscaper."
– The Midwest Book Review
"I don't work on turfgrass diseases but I'm going to buy this book. It contains useful information that can be applied across almost any cropping system."
– Larry Madden, Distinguished Professor of Plant Protection, Ohio State University
"Richard Latin has certainly devoted all his teaching and advisory experience to this impressive book. This book deserves attention beyond the matters concerning turfgrass disease control. This systematic treatment of fungicides is excellent and will extend the readership in plant pathology and plant protection."
– Journal of Phytopathology
- Turf Fungicide Fundamentals
- Modes of Action of Fungicides
- Fungicide Resistance
- Factors That Influence Fungicide Performance
- Biofungicides, Phosphonates, and Post-Patent Products
- Fungicide Interactions
- Scheduling Fungicides for Turf Disease Control
- Fungicide Regulation
- Interpreting Fungicide Performance Research
- Turf Disease Characteristics and Control
- Turf Fungicide Profiles
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Richard Latin is a professor of plant pathology at Purdue University. Dr. Latin has research, teaching, and extension responsibilities in the area of turf disease management and has dedicated his career to the investigation and implementation of practical solutions to contemporary plant disease problems.