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Fundamentals Of Turfgrass Management

Now revised & updated -- the essential book on turfgrass management! The new edition of Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management introduces the principles of turfgrass management, covering everything from basic turfgrass science to fertilization, mowing, turfgrass diseases, irrigation topdressing, pest management, as well as career paths, and much more. With an emphasis on explaining why certain management practices are handled as they are, this new edition: Incorporates updates throughout with special emphasis on pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and soil testing Contains expanded coverage of physiology, water quality and seed production, seed certification, and seed buying Offers step-by-step advice on the selection and maintenance of turfgrasses Includes the latest information on cutting-edge fertilization research, mowing techniques, and sports field management practices Features a full-color identification guide that covers the most common grasses and weeds Written on a level suitable for students, but with a wealth of information useful to experienced turfgrass managers, Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management, Fourth Edition provides a solid yet flexible grounding that readers can apply and adapt on the job to nearly any situation.

Hardcover: 424 pages

Publisher: Wiley; 4 edition (July 12, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0470587318

ISBN-13: 978-0470587317

Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.1 x 9.6 inches

Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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This introductory-level book provides the beginner with the basics of turfgrass management. Scientific names are as up-to-date as possible for the turfgrasses as well as pests that invade them. Diagrams / photos of grasses and grass pests could be more extensive, but the cost of the book would likely escalate beyond the nominal price of this volume, which makes it attractive for use as a text in an entry-level turfgrass course.

First off let me say that I bought this book to teach myself, not going along with any class or anything. It has some good information in it, I did have two problems though. First off the entire book is in black and white, except for maybe a 15 page section in the middle which just has pictures to identify grasses and weeds. It would be a lot better if the whole thing was in color. Especially when it shows you a turf problem in a B&W picture, it is kind of hard to tell what it really looks like. The few colored pictures they do have are only a close up of each type of weed/turf..I would be nice if they had more pictures of them from different you are not always holding it up to your eyes to identify it. The other thing I didn't like was that I was hoping the book would have short quizzes after each chapter(where they just ask you questions about the chapter, usually used for homework. Since i'm teaching myself it would be nice to have some questions to go off of. The book still has a lot of good info in it, I don't think I would pay $70 for it again though, probably spend a little more on another book.

I almost have 2.Edition of the book. This was so good. Plain English, detailed explanations were used in 4.Edition of the book like 2.Edition version. Some statistics are updated in the 4.Edition.

Good comprehensive book about turf. It's hard to see all the fertilizer/pesticide/herbicide stuff, but people need to know how to use that stuff right.

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