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Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology

1st Edition

Edited by Mohammad Pessarakli

CRC Press

720 pages | 250 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780849370694
pub: 2007-10-09
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A multibillion dollar industry that has tripled in the last ten years, turfgrass management plays an important role in landscaping, golf courses, and other sports surfaces. Proper management and cultural practices are crucial for the performance of these versatile grasses, creating a demand among scientists, researchers, and industry professionals for better quality, hardier grasses. The mounting collection of research into new species, modern cultivars, and stress tolerant genotypes requires a high-quality, accessible resource.

Filling a long-empty niche by compiling the most complete, up-to-date collection of contributions from internationally known specialists, Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology is the only single source reference that covers every aspect of turfgrass maintenance and cultivation. Divided into several sections, this all-inclusive volume begins with an introductory chapter on turf related issues. The second section reveals detailed accounts of turfgrass growth, management, and cultural practices such as carbon metabolism and overseeding. Subsequent sections cover sports turf management and growth regulating factors, as well as breeding, genetics, and biotechnology. The text highlights research in turfgrass pathology and disease including nutritional disorders, rapid blight, and fungal diseases. The book reviews several methods of pest control using herbicides, as well as biological, and microbial control agents. It provides extensive information on the physiological responses of turfgrass to acidic soil, salinized water, temperature, light, depleted oxygen, reactive nitrogen use, and other environmental stressors. The final section looks at future and potential grasses requiring minimal maintenance and management.

Offering hundreds of figures and tables, thousands of references, and an extensive index, Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology is the definitive reference to the dynamic and growing world of turfgrass.

Reviews

"… an up-to-date collection of contributions from the most competent experts in turfgrass science. This well written book is comprehensive … a good source of reference … ."

– Qingli Ma, Environmental & Turf Services, Maryland in Soil Sci. Society of America, Vol. 73, No. 2, 2009

Table of Contents

TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT/MAINTENANCE-RELATED ISSUES

Preference of Golf-Course Operators for Various Turf Varieties and Their

Perceived Importance of Selected Problems in Turf Maintenance, W.J. Florkowski and S. He

TURFGRASSES GROWTH, MANAGEMENT, AND CULTURAL PRACTICES

Carbon Metabolism in Turfgrasses, A.A. Iglesias and F.E. Podestá

Warm-Season Turfgrass Fertilization, G.H. Snyder, J.L. Cisar, and D.M. Park

Growth Responses of Bermudagrass to Various Levels of Nutrients in the Culture Medium, M. Pessarakli

Weed Management in Warm-Season Turfgrass, B.J. Brecke

Weed Management Practices Using ALS-Inhibiting Herbicides for Successful Overseeding and Spring Transition, S. Mitra, P.C. Bhowmik, and K. Umeda

Management of Tropical Turfgrasses, G. Wiecko

Turfgrass Culture for Sod Production, S.T. Cockerham

SPORTS-TURF MANAGEMENT

Culture of Natural Turf Athletic Fields, S.T. Cockerham

TURFGRASS GROWTH REGULATORS: PROMOTERS AND INHIBITORS

Applied Physiology of Natural and Synthetic Plant Growth Regulators on Turfgrasses, E.H. Ervin and X. Zhang

TURFGRASS BREEDING, GENETICS, AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

Breeding Turfgrasses, T.D. Phillips

TURFGRASS GROWTH DISORDERS, PATHOLOGY, DISEASES, AND TURF DISEASE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL

Nutritional Disorders of Turfgrasses, A. Heydari and G.M. Balestra

Biological Control of Turfgrass Fungal Diseases, A. Heydari

Current Understanding and Management of Rapid Blight Disease on Turfgrasses, P.D. Peterson, S B. Martin, and J.J. Camberato

A Review of Dead Spot of Creeping Bentgrass and a Road Map for Future Research, J.E. Kaminski

TURFGRASS INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

Herbicide Formulation Effects on Efficacy and Weed Physiology, D.S. Gardner

Techniques to Formulate and Deliver Biological Control Agents to Bentgrass Greens, K.E. Conway and S.R. Blazier

Biological Control of Some Insect Pests of Turfgrasses, J.H. Frank

Microbial Control of Turfgrass Insects, A.M. Koppenhöfer

Integrated Pest Management of White Grubs, A.M. Koppenhöfer

Biology and Management of the Annual Bluegrass Weevil, Listronotus maculicollis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), B.A. McGraw and A.M. Koppenhöfer

Understanding and Managing Plant-Parasitic Nematodes on Turfgrasses, W.T. Crow

TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT AND PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES UNDER ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS CONDITIONS

Acid Soil and Aluminum Tolerance in Turfgrasses, H. Liu, C.M. Baldwin, and H. Luo

Relative Salinity Tolerance of Turfgrass Species and Cultivars, K.B. Marcum

Physiological Adaptations of Turfgrasses to Salinity Stress, K.B. Marcum and W. Hall

Salinity Issues Associated with Recycled Wastewater Irrigation of Turfgrass

Landscapes, Y. Qian and A. Harivandi

Turfgrass Drought Physiology and Irrigation Management, S. McCann and B. Huang

Shade Stress and Management, J. Clinton Stier and D. Gardner

Cold Stress Physiology and Management of Turfgrasses, J. Clinton Stier and S.Z. Fei

Cold-Stress Response of Cool-Season Turfgrass: Antioxidant Mechanism, P.C. Bhowmik, K. Shetty, and D. Sarkar

Responses of Turfgrass to Low-Oxygen Stress, Y.Jiang

Identification of Turfgrass Stress Utilizing Spectral Reflectance, Y. Jiang

Enhancing Turfgrass Nitrogen Use under Stresses, H. Liu, C. M. Baldwin, H. Luo, and M. Pressarakli

TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT AND PHYSIOLOGICAL ISSUES IN THE FUTURE

Saltgrass (Distichlis spicata), a Potential Future Turfgrass Species with Minimum Maintenance/Management Practice Requirements, M. Pessarakli

Native Grasses as Drought-Tolerant Turfgrasses of the Future, P.G. Johnson

The History, Role, and Potential of Optical Sensing for Practical Turf Management, G.E. Bell and X. Xiong

Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General