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Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management


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Preface. Acknowledgements. Chapter 1. Careers in the Turfgrass Industry. Chapter 2. Introduction to the Grasses. Chapter 3. Cool-Season Grasses. Chapter 4. Warm-Season Grasses. Chapter 5. Ornamental Grasses. Chapter 6. Establishment. Chapter 7. Soil Testing and Soil Amendment. Chapter 8. Fertilization. Chapter 9. Mowing, Plant Growth Regulators, and Shade. Chapter 10. Irrigation. Chapter 11. Thatch, Cultivation, and Topdressing. Chapter 12. Weed Control. Chapter 13. Turf Insects. Chapter 14. Turfgrass Diseases. Chapter 15. Sports Field Management. Chapter 16. Sod Production. Chapter 17. Professional Lawn Care. Chapter 18. Golf Course Maintenance. About the Author. Index.

About the Author

Nick E. Christians, PhD, is Professor of Horticulture at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, where he has taught courses and conducted research on turfgrass management and physiology since 1979. The author or coauthor of hundreds of papers, articles, book chapters, abstracts, and books including The Mathematics of Turfgrass Maintenance, Fourth Edition (Wiley), Mathematics for the Green Industry (Wiley), and Scotts Lawns: Your Guide to a Beautiful Yard, Christians has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the Iowa Legislative Teaching Excellence Award and the Outstanding Educator Award from the American Society for Horticultural Science. He has been a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy since 1995, and a Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America since 1996.

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