Pest Management of Turfgrass for Sport and Recreation
Vital for a game of cricket or golf and enjoyable when picnicing in the park, turfgrass provides a wide range of aesthetic and recreational benefits. However, managed turfgrass is prone to damaging outbreaks of insects and mites. Pest Management of Turfgrass for Sport and Recreation is the first comprehensive work on the plant-eating insects and mites of the grass and non-grass species currently maintained as ornamental lawns and sports turf playing surfaces throughout Australia, the South Pacific and South-East Asia.
This book provides an industry reference for the identification of pests affecting the roots, stems and leaves of turfgrass and control of these species through integrated pest management. It contains information on the distribution, ecology and biology of pests and how to monitor them. The integrated pest management approach outlined in the book includes natural environmental controls, beneficial and predatory species of arthropods, resistant cultivars and insecticidal and miticidal pesticides.
Pest Management of Turfgrass for Sport and Recreation is an essential manual for managers of sportsgrounds, bowling greens, lawn tennis courts, golf courses, racecourses, ornamental landscapes, amenity parklands, public reserves and turf farms.
* The standard industry reference for all managers of amenity recreation, sports turf surfaces and commercial turf farms
* Gives up-to-date information on the distribution, identification and life cycle of all known insect and mite pests of turf grasses
* Covers a wide range of major and lesser known non-grass species used for amenity lawn grass and sports turf surfaces
* Well illustrated with color photographs and diagrams
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