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International Turf Management Handbook

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ISBN 9780849301025
Published September 27, 1999 by CRC Press
360 Pages

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Book 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

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