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Turfgrass Management

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780136283485

ISBN10:
0136283489
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
9/1/1998
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

Revision of a highly-successful text that provides state-of-the-art scientific and technological information covering turfgrass ecosystem processes. Contains latest information on pests, pesticides, fertilizers, and plant growth regulators.

Table of Contents

PREFACE vii
chapter 1 INTRODUCTION
1(14)
Careers in Turf
3(1)
Turf Quality
4(7)
Turfgrass Management
11(2)
Questions
13(2)
chapter 2 GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
15(34)
The Grass Plant
16(2)
Germination and Seedling Development
18(4)
Leaf Formation
22(4)
Turfgrass Stems
26(3)
Tillering
29(1)
Turfgrass Roots
29(4)
Inflorescence
33(5)
Seasonal Growth Variation
38(1)
Bioenergetics and Metabolism
39(8)
Questions
47(2)
chapter 3 TURFGRASS SPECIES
49(60)
Turfgrass Climatic Adaptation
49(5)
Characterization of Turfgrasses
54(31)
Turfgrass Leaf Anatomy and Morphology
85(10)
Criteria for Selecting Turfgrass Species
95(9)
Questions
104(5)
chapter 4 THE TURFGRASS ENVIRONMENT
109(46)
Atmospheric Environment
109(18)
Edaphic Environment
127(23)
The Biotic Environment
150(2)
Questions
152(3)
chapter 5 PRIMARY CULTURAL PRACTICES
155(52)
Mowing
155(10)
Fertilization
165(21)
Irrigation
186(19)
Questions
205(2)
chapter 6 SUPPLEMENTARY CULTURAL PRACTICES
207(20)
Cultivation
207(10)
Rolling
217(2)
Topdressing
219(3)
Matting
222(1)
Wetting Agents
222(2)
Turf Colorants
224(1)
Plant Growth Regulation
225(1)
Questions
226(1)
chapter 7 PEST MANAGEMENT
227(63)
Pesticides
228(6)
Weed Control
234(18)
Disease Control
252(20)
Nematode Control
272(4)
Insect Control
276(10)
Controlling Large-Animal Pests
286(3)
Questions
289(1)
chapter 8 PROPAGATION
290(40)
Site Preparation
290(9)
Turfgrass Selection
299(8)
Planting Procedures
307(12)
Postplanting Culture
319(3)
Renovation
322(3)
Temporary Winter Turfs
325(4)
Questions
329(1)
chapter 9 CULTURAL SYSTEMS
330(26)
Cultural Intensity
330(2)
Growth Factors
332(1)
Levels of Supply
332(1)
Limiting Factors
333(1)
Cultural Intensity Selection
334(21)
Questions
355(1)
REFERENCES 356(4)
GLOSSARY 360(13)
appendix 1 CONVERSION TABLES 373(2)
appendix 2 CALIBRATION 375(4)
Sprayer Calibration 375(3)
Spreader Calibration 378(1)
appendix 3 COMMON AND CHEMICAL NAMES OF PESTICIDES USED IN TURF 379(4)
INDEX 383


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