Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management

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Wiley, Apr 13, 2007 - Architecture - 400 pages
The essential book on turfgrass management, now revised and updated

"Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management," Third Edition introduces the principles of turfgrass management, covering everything from basic turfgrass science to fertilization, mowing, turfgrass diseases, career paths, and much more.

With an emphasis on explaining why certain management practices are handled as they are, this new edition offers expanded and updated information on:


Cool-season and warm-season grasses

Soil testing and soil amendments

Micronutrients in fertilization

Herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides

Sports turf and sports field construction

Golf course construction and management

Written on a level suitable for students, but with a wealth of information useful to experienced turfgrass managers, "Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management," Third Edition provides a solid yet flexible grounding that readers can apply and adapt on the job to nearly any situation.

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Chapter CoolSeason Grasses
Chapter WarmSeason Grasses
Chapter Establishment

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About the author (2007)

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 more than 880 papers, articles, book chapters, abstracts, and books including The Mathematics of Turfgrass Maintenance, Third Edition and Scotts Lawns: Your Guide to a Beautiful Yard, Christians has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the Outstanding Educator Award from the American Society of Horticultural Sciences and?the Iowa Legislative Teaching Excellence Award. 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.

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