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International Turf Management Handbook

1st Edition

By David Aldous

CRC Press

368 pages

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Hardback: 9780849301025
pub: 1999-09-27
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Description

Grasslands take up approximately one-quarter of the world's vegetative cover. Turfgrasses protect the land from erosion, stabilize the soil, moderate the temperature and provide low cost safe surfacing for many sporting and leisure activities. Amenity grasslands - and turf in particular - do more than form a significant part of the global landscape. They make up the basis of a multimillion dollar industry. International Turf Management Handbook covers the establishment, maintenance, and management of natural turfgrass surfaces.

This handbook is arranged in four sections. The first section details the identification and selection of turfgrasses, how they grow, and their maintenance. The second section focuses on the management and administration of the turfgrass business. The third section addresses current standards and their use to effectively manage different surfaces such as bowling, croquet and golf greens, grass tennis courts, cricket tables, football and athletic fields, racetracks, and golf fairways. The final section discusses important environmental issues in turf management, including water resources, pesticides and fertilizers.

Developed in association with more than 20 leading turf management authorities, the International Turf Management Handbook details the how the natural turfgrass surface functions. It explores strategies that blend biodiveristy and sustainability with the business of maintaining turf. It is essential reading for agriculture, horticulture, and natural resource professionals, and land managers.

Table of Contents

Turfgrass Growth and Development

Introduction to Turfgrass Science and Management, D.E. Aldous

Turfgrass Identification and Selection, D.E. Aldous and P.S. Semos

Turfgrass Growth and Physiology, D.E. Aldous and J.R. Wilson

Turfgrass Soils and Drainage, K. McIntyre and B. Jakobsen

Turfgrass Establishment, Revegetation and Renovation, H. Liebao and D.E. Aldous

Turfgrass Construction Materials and Methods, B. Jakobsen and D. K. McIntyre

Turfgrass Irrigation, G.J. Connellan

Turfgrass Nutrition and Fertilizers, S.T. Cockerham and D.D. Minner

Turfgrass Machinery and Equipment Operation, R.G. Lettner

Turfgrass Plant Health and Protection, D.E. Aldous and J.S. Brereton

Business and Administration, Contract Development and Management

Turfgrass Facility Business and Administration, R. Witherspoon

Contract Establishment, V.A. Haining

Contract Management, V.A. Haining

The Measurement of Performance Indicators in Managing Different Cultural Systems

The Playing Quality of Turfgrass Sports Surfaces, S.W. Baker

Prescription Surface Development: Golf Course Management, P. Ryan

Prescription Surface Development: Lawn Bowling Green, Croquet Lawns and Tennis Courts, G.W. Beehag

Prescription Surface Development: Sportsfield and Arena Management, J.J. Neylan. D.J. McGeary, and M.R. Robinson

Prescription Surface Development: Racetrack Management, I.H. Chivers

Prescription Surface Development: Cricket Wicket Management, K.W. McAuliffe

Environmental Issues Facing the Contemporary Land Manager

Environmental Issues in Turf Management, J.T. Snow and M.P. Kenna

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General