Fundamentals of turfgrass management by Nick E. Christians

By Nick E. Christians

Now revised & up to date -- the fundamental booklet on turfgrass administration!

The re-creation of ''Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management'' introduces the rules of turfgrass administration, protecting every thing from simple turfgrass technological know-how to fertilization, mowing, turfgrass ailments, irrigation topdressing, pest administration, in addition to profession paths, and masses extra.

With an emphasis on explaining why definite administration practices are dealt with as they're, this new version: contains updates all through with precise emphasis on insecticides, herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and soil checking out includes elevated assurance of body structure, water caliber and seed creation, seed certification, and seed purchasing deals step by step suggestion at the choice and upkeep of turfgrasses contains the newest info on state of the art fertilization examine, mowing ideas, and activities box administration practices contains a full-color id consultant that covers the commonest grasses and weeds

Written on a degree compatible for college students, yet with a wealth of data worthwhile to skilled turfgrass managers, ''Fundamentals of Turfgrass administration, Fourth Edition'' offers an excellent but versatile grounding that readers can observe and adapt at the activity to almost any scenario

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Cultivar names will be used if they have historical importance or if they add to the understanding of a particular species. There are no cultivars that are universally adapted to all environments. They are highly regional, and what does well in one environment may not do well in another. This makes evaluation of new cultivars over a wide geographic range a necessity. This is the function of the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP), an organization responsible for coordination of turfgrass cultivar evaluation across the United States.

These genera are the bluegrasses (Poa), fescues (Festuca), bentgrasses (Agrostis), and ryegrasses (Lolium). A few miscellaneous species from other genera that have special uses in the turf industry are also discussed. ) The number of species listed for each genera is credited to Watson and Dallwitz (1992), unless otherwise stated. Selected cultivars are mentioned for some species. org, for more information on regional studies. The local extension service will also be a good source of information on locally recommended species and cultivars in most states.

No single feature will be sufficient to identify an individual grass with certainty. The identification process is like putting together the pieces of a puzzle. Several structures and characteristics of the unknown sample must be compared to what is known about the individual grass species. 11). As will become apparent, the collar area has several other structural features that will be useful for identification. While the collar of most grasses is indistinct and will provide little help in the identification process, its appearance can be a useful clue to the identification of certain grass species.

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