The Mathematics of Turfgrass Maintenance

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 9, 2008 - Architecture - 176 pages
Loaded with helpful hints and easy-to-understand examples -- and now with 20 percent more content -- this book covers the type of mathematical problems that golf course superintendents face every day. You'll learn how to handle budgeting estimates and figure how much fertilizer or pesticide you should buy. You'll also find guidance on the ordering of topdressing, irrigation volume and coverage, area and volume calculations, and many other aspects of golf course operation that require a thorough understanding of basic mathematical principles. Whatever the management calculation may be, this book has the solution you need! Example problems and answers help you get the job done right.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Area Measurement Calculations
7
Volume Calculations
29
Fertilizer Calculations
45
Pesticide Calculations
65
Spreader and Sprayer Calibration
79
Irrigation Calculations
107
Seeding Rate Calculations
115
Application of Small Amounts of Material to Greenhouse Pots and Small Field Plots
123
APPENDIX A Conversion Factors
129
APPENDIX B Answers to Problems
131
Index
159
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About the author (2008)

Nick E. Christians, PhD, is a professor of horticulture at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, and is the recipient of numerous honors, includingthe Outstanding Educator Award from the American Society of Horticultural Sciences and?the Iowa Legislative Teaching Excellence Award. Michael L. Agnew, PhD, is a senior field technical manager at Syngenta Professional Products, Greensboro, North Carolina, and former associate professor and turfgrass extension specialist at Iowa State University.

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