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Sports Fields : Design, Construction, and Maintenance

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2nd
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9780470438930

ISBN10:
0470438932
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
4/12/2010
Publisher(s):
Wiley
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Summary

This is the definitive how-to book for sports turf practitioners. It combines in-depth coverage of sports field topics with step-by-step procedures, providing readers with clear, understandable guidance on the planning, design, construction, and turf maintenance of sports facilities. Field types covered include baseball, softball, football, rugby, soccer, lacrosse, bocce, field hockey, croquet, and lawn bowling. This expanded Second Edition includes new coverage on green initiatives, resource conservation, natural organic field maintenance, and artificial turf. Updated information on grasses, pesticides, fertilizers, equipment maintenance, and new technologies is also included.

Table of Contents

Principles of Sports Turf Culture
Turfgrasses
Biology and Identification
Turfgrass Types
Turfgrass Selection
Using the Two Map System to Select Turfgrass
Planting Times and Rates
Soil Preparation
Planting Techniques
Establishment
Overseeding Warm Season Fields
Soils and Soil Science
Soil as a Medium for Turfgrass
Soil for Hard Surfaces
Fertility and Fertilizers
Nutrient Requirements
Nutrient Uptake
Soil Reaction
Fertilizer Analysis
Fertilizer Sources
Application Rates and Frequencies
Micronutrients
Mowing
Types of Mowers
Turf Response
Height and Frequency
Pattern
Clipping Removal
Equipment and Safety
Chemical Growth Regulators
Irrigation
Irrigation and Turfgrass Culture
General Principles of Turfgrass Irrigation
Portable Irrigation Systems
Installed Irrigation Systems
Wireless Sensor Technology
Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI)
Drainage
Surface Drainage
Internal Drainage
Installed Drain Systems
Other Drain System Practices
Thatch
Definition of Thatch
Advantages and Disadvantages of Thatch in Sports Turf
How Thatch Develops
Maintaining a Managed Thatch Layer
Reducing Excessive Thatch Buildup
Aeration
Aerating for Optimum Turf Responses
Aeration Equipment
Topdressing
Turfgrass Stresses and Remedies
Mechanical Stresses
Environmental Stresses
Weeds, Insects, and Disease
Wise Use of Chemicals
The Label is the Law
Planning and Performing Applications
Record Keeping
Organic Field Management
Definitions and the Controversy
Principles and Concepts of Organic Field Management
History and Materialization of Organic Field Management
Making the Mental Adjustment to Organic Field Management
Public Relations and Visibility of Organic Field Management
Timing and Site Conditions for Organic Field Management
Principles of Sports Turf Culture for Organic Field Management
Compost and Composting
Compost Applications on Sports Fields
Natural Turfgrass Sports Fields
Baseball and Softball Fields
Design
Construction and Reconstruction
Renovation
Maintenance and Management Procedures
Warning Tracks
Rules and Regulations
Football Fields
Design
Construction and Reconstruction
Renovation
Maintenance and Management Procedures
Rules and Regulations
Soccer, Lacrosse, and Field Hockey Fields
Design
Construction and Reconstruction
Renovation
Maintenance and Management Procedures
Rules and Regulations
Other Sports Surfaces
Tennis Courts
Design
Construction and Reconstruction
Renovation
Maintenance
Rules and Regulations
Track and Field Facilities
Design
Track Construction and Reconstruction
Track Renovation
Track Maintenance
Rules and Regulations
Synthetic Turf
History and Innovations
Choosing the Right Manufacturer and Installer
Care and Maintenance
Ancillary Information
Surveying
Surveying Equipment
Using Surveying Equipment to Determine Elevations
Interpreting the Contour (Grading) Plan
Sand and Sand-Based Fields
Critical Considerations in Sand-Based Growing Media
Sand Field Amendments
Practical Considerations for Sand-Based Fields
Design
Methods of Construction
Reconstruction
Maintenance
Sand Field Testing
Paints and Covers
Paints
Covers
Field Quality and Evaluation
Components of a Quality Field
Aesthetic Appeal and Quality
Ball and Player Response as Affected by Surface Characteristics
Hardness Evaluation Equipment
Traction Evaluation Equipment
Surface Pace Evaluation Equipment
Safety Considerations
The Playing Condition Index
Environmental Stewardship, Resource Conservation, and Sustainability
Environmental Stewardship
Resource Conservation
Sustainability
Glossary
Index
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