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Management of Turfgrass Diseases

2nd Edition

By Joseph M. Vargas

CRC Press

320 pages

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pub: 1993-12-07
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This Second Edition of Management of Turfgrass Diseases has been completely revised and updated to provide the latest information on maintaining a healthy turf and identifying turf diseases. Written by a leading international lecturer on turf grasses, the book covers cultural, genetic, biological, and chemical approaches to turf management and provides practical solutions to everyday problems. Fungal, bacterial, and viral diseases; black layer disease; and diseases caused by nematodes are addressed for all major grasses. You'll learn about cool and warm season grasses, growing conditions, new diseases, symptoms, and identification and management techniques. Valuable tips on irrigation, fertilization, and grass culture as well as 72 full-color photographs and more than 100 figures ensure this book will be dog-eared from use. It's almost like having your own private turfgrass consultant sitting right on your bookshelf.

What's New in the Second Edition?

This second edition features new grasses, new diseases, and the latest research findings and practices. You'll have the most up-to-date information available on these major grasses:


"I use it all the time-it's comprehensible-a good book for practitioners in the golf course industry (superintendents)."

-Pat Sanders, Penn State University

"Management of Turfgrass Diseases, 2nd Edition is a completely revised and update version. It provides practical, easy-to-follow solutions to everyday problems."

-T. McLeod, New Zealand Turf Culture Institute

"Although this book has been written and published in the USA it provides examples from Europe, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan, giving it an international scope that is useful to turf managers all over the world."

-T. McLeod, New Zealand Turf Culture Institute

"I was impressed by the practical nature of this book. It is a very handy field guide reference for the turf manager who wants a base understanding of the symptoms, control and management of turf diseases."

-T. McLeod, New Zealand Turf Culture Institute

Table of Contents

Introduction to Turfgrass Diseases. Fungus Diseases of Turfgrass, I: Diseases Primarily Occurring on Golf Course Turfs. Fungus Diseases of Turfgrass, II: Diseases Primarily of Home Lawn and General Turfs. Fungus Diseases of Turfgrass, III: Disease Complexes. Bacterial, Mycoplasmal, Nematode Diseases of Turfgrasses, and the Black Layer. Fungicides. Cultural Aspects of Turfgrass Disease Management. Using Disease Resistance in Turfgrass Management. The Cool-Season Grasses: A Plant Pathologist's Point of View. The Warm-Season Grasses: A Plant Pathologist's Point of View. Disease Management Strategies for Golf Courses. Disease Management Strategies for Home-Lawn Grasses. Appendix: Guide for the Control of Turfgrass Diseases. References. Index.


Subject Categories

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