Turf Management in the Transition Zone

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 5, 2004 - Architecture - 288 pages
The transition zone is the toughest area in which to maintain quality turf. It is a zone where temperature and precipitation vary greatly from season to season and where more intensive maintenance of seasonal grasses is required.This is the only book to cover the maintenance of intensive turfgrasses found in such zones. Easy to read and practical this book offers the superintendent or turf manager accessible information in a complex and difficult area.
* This is the only book to cover the maintenance of intensive turfgrasses found in the transition zones
* It addresses the basic science of growth cycles, nutrients and fertilisers, in an accessible way, so that that turf managers can easily locate and understand the information they need
* It covers all aspects of cultural practices including mowing and irrigation
* Features information on diseases and insects specific to the transition zone
 

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Contents

Grass Species
11
Perennial Ryegrass
17
Bentgrasses
24
Bermudagrass
32
Growth Cycle Considerations
40
WarmSeason Grasses
46
Nutrient Requirements
50
Fertilizer Ratio
64
Moisture Management
132
Mechanical Irrigation Systems
139
Determining the Need for Irrigation
146
Outlook for Moisture Management
153
Weed Management
167
Disease Management
193
Insect Management
225
Establishing Turf
245

Liquid Fertilizers
78
Mower Selection and Operation
93
Organic Matter
106

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JOHN DUNN, PHD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, where he taught and conducted research in turfgrass management and physiology. His research focus was on temperature stress physiology of turfgrasses. Within this general area, he directed his principal effort toward the study of cold hardiness of zoysiagrass and other warm season grasses.

KENNETH DIESBURG, PHD, is a professor in the Department of Plant, Soil, and General Agriculture at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, where he coordinates the Turfgrass Management Breeding and Research program.

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