1st Edition

International Turf Management

By David Aldous Copyright 1999

    Many leisure activities involve the use of turf as a surface. Grass surfaces on golf courses, bowling clubs, cricket pitches, racetracks, and parks all require maintenance by trained personnel.

    International Turf Management Handbook is written by a team of international experts. It covers all aspects of turf management and in particular

    * the selection and establishment of grass varieties
    * soils, irrigation and drainage
    * performance testing and playing qualities
    * issues relating to specific playing surfaces

    In its depth of coverage and detailed practical advice from around the world this comprehensive handbook is destined to become the standard reference work on the subject.

    Introduction, identification and selection, growth physiology and ecology, design and construction, establishment and revegetation, soils and related problems, nutrition and fertilizers, machinery and equipment., plant health and protection, workplace orientation and communication, health and safety, business and finance, contracts and specifications, playing quality and performance testing, workplace calculations, formulae and calibration, Surface Standards Development: Golf courses, bowling greens, sportsfield and arena management, racetrack management, cricket wicket management


    David Aldous

    'This is a remarkably comprehensive book covering every aspect of turf management which will be invaluable to professionals looking to increase their knowledge. A must for every turf manager and educational establishment training in landscaping, groundsmanship or greenkeeping.

    A wealth of material anf research from a wide variety of disciplines in the turfgrass industry and likely to become a much sought-after reference book in years to come'.

    Mike Beardall, Editor of The Groundsman, Official Journal of The Institute of Groundsmanship