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This revision of the bestselling Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management provides an introduction to the principles of turfgrass management by covering everything from basic turfgrass science to fertilization, mowing, career paths, and more. This Fourth Edition has been significantly updated to include the most current information on pesticides, weeds, turfgrass diseases, and insects to aid professionals in understanding the how to implement, maintain, and manage fields effectively.
Nick E. Christians, PhD, is Professor of Horticulture at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, where he has taught courses and conducted research on turfgrass management and physiology since 1979. The author or coauthor of hundreds of papers, articles, book chapters, abstracts, and books including The Mathematics of Turfgrass Maintenance, Fourth Edition (Wiley), Mathematics for the Green Industry (Wiley), and Scotts Lawns: Your Guide to a Beautiful Yard, Christians has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the Iowa Legislative Teaching Excellence Award and the Outstanding Educator Award from the American Society for Horticultural Science. He has been a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy since 1995, and a Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America since 1996.
Table of Contents
|Careers in the Turfgrass Industry||p. 1|
|Introduction to the Grasses||p. 9|
|Cool-Season Grasses||p. 31|
|Warm-Season Grasses||p. 59|
|Ornamental Grasses||p. 75|
|Soil Testing and Soil Amendment||p. 117|
|Mowing, Plant Growth Regulators, and Shade||p. 179|
|Thatch, Cultivation, and Topdressing||p. 215|
|Weed Control||p. 233|
|Turf Insects||p. 273|
|Turfgrass Diseases||p. 293|
|Sports Field Management||p. 315|
|Sod Production||p. 333|
|Professional Lawn Care||p. 347|
|Golf Course Maintenance||p. 361|
|About the Author||p. 389|
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