9780130278234

Turfgrass Management

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130278234

  • ISBN10:

    0130278238

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2002
  • Publisher: PRENTICE HALL
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Summary

For one/two-semester introductory undergraduate courses in Turfgrass Management in departments of Agronomy and Horticulture. This generously-illustrated book covers important features of turfgrass systems, interactions between system components, and principles of turfgrass management. Designed for either formal or informal instruction, it attempts to unlock some of the mysteries of turf and establish the role of cultural interventions for achieving specific objectives.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1(12)
Careers in Turf
3(1)
Turf Quality
3(7)
Turfgrass Management
10(1)
Questions
11(2)
Growth and Development
13(42)
The Grass Plant
14(2)
Germination and Seedling Development
16(4)
Leaf Formation
20(3)
Turfgrass Stems
23(4)
Tillering
27(1)
Turfgrass Roots
27(4)
Inflorescence
31(4)
Seasonal Growth Variation
35(1)
Bioenergetics and Metabolism
36(11)
Phytohormones
47(6)
Questions
53(2)
Turfgrass Species
55(56)
Turfgrass Climatic Adaptation
55(5)
Characterization of Turfgrasses
60(32)
Turfgrass Leaf Anatomy and Morphology
92(8)
Criteria for Selecting Turfgrass Species
100(9)
Questions
109(2)
The Turfgrass Environment
111(46)
Atmospheric Environment
111(18)
Edaphic Environment
129(24)
The Biotic Environment
153(3)
Questions
156(1)
Primary Cultural Practices
157(52)
Mowing
157(10)
Fertilization
167(20)
Irrigation
187(20)
Questions
207(2)
Supplementary Cultural Practices
209(22)
Cultivation
209(10)
Rolling
219(2)
Topdressing
221(3)
Matting
224(1)
Wetting Agents
224(2)
Turf Colorants
226(1)
Plant Growth Regulation
226(3)
Questions
229(2)
Pest Management
231(66)
Pesticides
232(6)
Weed Control
238(17)
Disease Control
255(22)
Nematode Control
277(4)
Insect Control
281(11)
Controlling Large-Animal Pests
292(3)
Questions
295(2)
Propagation
297(40)
Site Preparation
297(9)
Turfgrass Selection
306(7)
Planting Procedures
313(11)
Postplanting Culture
324(4)
Renovation
328(3)
Temporary Winter Turfs
331(3)
Questions
334(3)
Cultural Systems
337(26)
Cultural Intensity
337(1)
Growth Factors
338(1)
Levels of Supply
339(1)
Limiting Factors
339(2)
Cultural Intensity Selection
341(21)
Questions
362(1)
appendix 1 CONVERSION TABLES 363(2)
appendix 2 CALIBRATION 365(4)
Sprayer Calibration
365(3)
Spreader Calibration
368(1)
appendix 3 COMMON AND CHEMICAL NAMES OF PESTICIDES USED IN TURF 369(4)
Glossary 373(14)
References 387(6)
Index 393

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