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Title Handbook of turfgrass management and physiology / editor, Mohammad Pessarakli
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (720 pages)
Series Books in soils, plants, and the environment ; v. 122
Contents Front cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Editor -- Contributors -- Section I: Turfgrass Management/Maintenance-Related Issues -- Chapter 1. Preference of Golf-Course Operators for Various Turf Varieties and Their Perceived Importance of Selected Problems in Turf Maintenance -- Section II: Turfgrass Growth, Management and Cultural Practices -- Chapter 2. Carbon Metabolism in Turfgrasses -- Chapter 3. Warm-Season Turfgrass Fertilization -- Chapter 4. Growth Responses of Bermudagrass to Various Levels of Nutrients in the Culture Medium -- Chapter 5. Weed Management in Warm-Season Turfgrass -- Chapter 6. Weed Management Practices Using ALS-Inhibiting Herbicides for Successful Overseeding and Spring Transition -- Chapter 7. Management of Tropical Turfgrasses -- Chapter 8. Turfgrass Culture for Sod Production -- Section III: Sports-Turf Management -- Chapter 9. Culture of Natural Turf Athletic Fields -- Section IV: Turfgrass Growth Regulators: Promoters and Inhibitors -- Chapter 10. Applied Physiology of Natural and Synthetic Plant Growth Regulators on Turfgrasses -- Section V: Turfgrass Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology -- Chapter 11. Breeding Turfgrasses -- Section VI: Turfgrass Growth Disorders, Pathology, Diseases, and Turf Disease Management and Control -- Chapter 12. Nutritional Disorders of Turfgrasses -- Chapter 13. Biological Control of Turfgrass Fungal Diseases -- Chapter 14. Current Understanding and Management of Rapid Blight Disease on Turfgrasses -- Chapter 15. A Review of Dead Spot on Creeping Bentgrass and a Road Map for Future Research -- Section VII: Turfgrass Integrated Pest Management -- Chapter 16. Herbicide Formulation Effects on Efficacy and Weed Physiology -- Chapter 17. Techniques to Formulate and Deliver Biological Control Agents to Bentgrass Greens
Chapter 18. Biological Control of Some Insect Pests of Turfgrasses -- Chapter 19. Microbial Control of Turfgrass Insects -- Chapter 20. Integrated Pest Management of White Grubs -- Chapter 21. Biology and Management of the Annual Bluegrass Weevil, Listronotus maculicollis (Coleptera: Curculionidae) -- Chapter 22. Understanding and Managing Plant-Parasitic Nematodes on Turfgrasses -- Section VIII: Turfgrass Management and Physiological Responses under Environmental Stress Conditions -- Chapter 23. Acid Soil and Aluminum Tolerance in Turfgrasses -- Chapter 24. Relative Salinity Tolerance of Turfgrass Species and Cultivars -- Chapter 25. Physiological Adaptations of Turfgrasses to Salinity Stress -- Chapter 26. Salinity Issues Associated with Recycled Wastewater Irrigation of Turfgrass Landscapes -- Chapter 27. Turfgrass Drought Physiology and Irrigation Management -- Chapter 28. Shade Stress and Management -- Chapter 29. Cold-Stress Physiology and Management of Turfgrasses -- Chapter 30. Cold-Stress Response of Cool-Season Turfgrass: Antioxidant Mechanism -- Chapter 31. Responses of Turfgrass to Low-Oxygen Stress -- Chapter 32. Identification of Turfgrass Stress Utilizing Spectral Reflectance -- Chapter 33. Enhancing Turfgrass Nitrogen Use under Stresses -- Section IX: Turfgrass Management and Physiological Issues in the Future -- Chapter 34. Saltgrass (Distichlis spicata), a Potential Future Turfgrass Species with Minimum Maintenance/Management Practice Requirements -- Chapter 35. Native Grasses as Drought-Tolerant Turfgrasses of the Future -- Chapter 36. The History, Role, and Potential of Optical Sensing for Practical Turf Management -- Index -- Back cover
Summary Turfgrass Management and Physiology is the definitive reference to the dynamic and growing world of turfgrass
A multibillion dollar industry that has tripled in the last ten years, turfgrass management plays an important role in landscaping, golf courses, and other sports surfaces. Proper management and cultural practices are crucial for the performance of these versatile grasses, creating a demand among scientists, researchers, and industry professionals for better quality, hardier grasses. The mounting collection of research into new species, modern cultivars, and stress tolerant genotypes requires a high-quality, accessible resource. Filling a long-empty niche by compiling the most complete, up-to-date collection of contributions from internationally known specialists, Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology is the only single source reference that covers every aspect of turfgrass maintenance and cultivation. Divided into several sections, this all-inclusive volume begins with an introductory chapter on turf related issues. The second section reveals detailed accounts of turfgrass growth, management, and cultural practices such as carbon metabolism and overseeding. Subsequent sections cover sports turf management and growth regulating factors, as well as breeding, genetics, and biotechnology. The text highlights research in turfgrass pathology and disease including nutritional disorders, rapid blight, and fungal diseases. The book reviews several methods of pest control using herbicides, as well as biological, and microbial control agents. It provides extensive information on the physiological responses of turfgrass to acidic soil, salinized water, temperature, light, depleted oxygen, reactive nitrogen use, and other environmental stressors. The final section looks at future and potential grasses requiring minimal maintenance and management. Offering hundreds of figures and tables, thousands of references, and an extensive index, Handbook of
Subject Turf management -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Turfgrasses -- Physiology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Turf management.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Pessarakli, Mohammad, 1948-
ISBN 1420006487