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  • Best Golf Course Management Practices
    Best Golf Course Management Practices
  • Best Golf Course Management Practices
    Best Golf Course Management Practices


Best Golf Course Management Practices, 3eprovides up-to-date basic and applied information on grasses available, their selection and use; soils and soil amendments; critical management decisions; pest management and IPM practices; environmental concerns and strategies to develop best management practices for golf courses; and personnel and financial considerations when developing and implementing annual budgets, leasing vs. buying equipment, and managing inventory. The author and 27 acclaimed contributors share their expertise in areas ranging from turfgrass to environmental science. The most current and comprehensive publication on the market, Best Golf Course Management Practicesprovides the need-to-know information that leads to successful golf course construction and maintenance.

Author Biography

Bert McCarty is a Professor of Horticulture specializing in turfgrass science and management at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. A native of Batesburg, South Carolina, McCarty received a BS degree from Clemson University in Agronomy and Soils, an MS from North Carolina State University in Crop Science, and a PhD from Clemson University in Plant Physiology and Plant Pathology. Dr. McCarty spent nine years as a turfgrass specialist at the University of Florida in Gainesville. While at the University of Florida, he oversaw the design and construction of a state-of-the-art research and education turfgrass facility named "The Envirotron." He also was author or co-author of the books Best Management Practices for Florida Golf Courses, Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses, and Florida Lawn Handbook. In 1996, he moved to Clemson University, where he is currently involved in research, extension, and teaching activities. He has published over 500 articles dealing with all phases of turfgrass management and has given over 700 presentations. He is currently co-author of the books Color Atlas of Turfgrass Weeds, Southern Lawns, Managing Bermudagrass Turf, and Fundamentals of Turfgrass and Agricultural Chemistry. He is also a co-author for the GCSAA seminars Weed Control and Advanced Weed Management, and is active in a number of professional societies.

Table of Contents

Turfgrass Physiology and Environmental Stresses
Soil Chemical Properties
Soil Physical Properties and Drainage Characteristics
Soil Oxygen and Temperature Properties
Soil Organisms
Golf Course Construction and Renovation
Putting Green Construction
Turfgrass Establishment and ldquo;Grow-In
Plant Nutrition and Turf Fertilizers
Developing Turf Fertilizer Programs and Fertilizer Calculations
Water Management and Conservation in Turf
Irrigation Water Quality
Cultural Practices for Golf Courses
Managing Bentgrass/Poa annuaGolf Greens in Stressful Environments
Managing Bermudagrass Golf Greens
Managing Seashore Paspalum
Integrated Pest Management
Turfgrass Diseases
Turfgrass Insects
Turfgrass Nematodes
Turfgrass Weeds
Turfgrass Plant Growth Regulators
Effective, Safe, and Legal Use of Pesticides
Best Golf Course Environmental Protection Strategies
Sprayer and Spreader Calibration
Budgets and Personnel Management
Stoke's equation for Calculating the Velocity of Falling Particles and Darcy's Equation for Calculating Hydraulic Conductivity
Calculating Soil Porosity
Chemical and Physical Properties of Organic Materials Used in Turf
Surface Area Calculations
Calibration Formulas and Metric Conversion Tables
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