Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-07-12
  • Publisher: Wiley
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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.

Author Biography

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

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Careers in the Turfgrass Industryp. 1
Introduction to the Grassesp. 9
Cool-Season Grassesp. 31
Warm-Season Grassesp. 59
Ornamental Grassesp. 75
Establishmentp. 85
Soil Testing and Soil Amendmentp. 117
Fertilizationp. 139
Mowing, Plant Growth Regulators, and Shadep. 179
Irrigationp. 195
Thatch, Cultivation, and Topdressingp. 215
Weed Controlp. 233
Turf Insectsp. 273
Turfgrass Diseasesp. 293
Sports Field Managementp. 315
Sod Productionp. 333
Professional Lawn Carep. 347
Golf Course Maintenancep. 361
About the Authorp. 389
Indexp. 391
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