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Turfgrass Science and Management 4th Edition

Robert Emmons

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2000, 1995, 1984
  • 592 Pages


Turfgrass Science and Management, fourth edition, is designed to teach students about the full scope of information in the turfgrass industry. Content in this up-to-date version has been added to expand upon the sports field industry; discussion of new developments in grass cultivars, soil drainage, fertilization, water, and pesticide use are also included. In addition mowing, plant growth regulators, the golf course industry, and business management have been added to strengthen the text. The images that are provided have been updated and are now in full- color reinforcing the content within the text, especially as it relates to plant identification.

Robert Emmons, State University of New York, Cobleskill

Robert Emmons is a former golf course superintendent and current Professor in Plant Science at SUNY Cobleskill. He is responsible for turfgrass management and golf course management programs, and created the first Integrated Pest Management course in the northeast. Dr. Emmons works closely with the New York State Turfgrass Association, and received its Citation of Merit for outstanding contributions to the turfgrass industry. Other awards include a Distinguished Service Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Certificate of Merit from the United States Department of Agriculture, and State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. A recognized authority in turfgrass science, Dr. Emmons lectures at more than 200 conferences throughout the northeast.
  • New chapter has been added expanding on the management of Sports Turf
  • Expanded coverage of available cool season and warm season turfgrasses
  • Images throughout the text have been updated and are now displayed in full color
  • Updated coverage of fertilization, pesticides, plant regulators, diseases, insect pests, and golf course management
  • New trends in soil drainage, irrigation, and mowing techniques are covered in this new edition
  • Comprehensive coverage of turfgrass
  • Easy to read writing style
  • Layout of the text provides a practical approach to teaching the materials
  • Extensive supplemental materials available
Chapter 1: The Turfgrass Industry.
Chapter 2: Introduction to Turfgrass.
Chapter 3: Warm Season Grasses.
Chapter 4: Cool Season Grasses.
Chapter 5: Introduction to Soils.
Chapter 6: Soil Modification.
Chapter 7: Soil Chemistry.
Chapter 8: Soil Testing.
Chapter 9: Establishment.
Chapter 10: Fertilization.
Chapter 11: Mowing.
Chapter 12: Water and Irrigation.
Chapter 13: Pesticides.
Chapter 14: Weeds.
Chapter 15: Insect.
Chapter 16: Turfgrass Diseases.
Chapter 17: Integrated Pest Management.
Chapter 18: Other Turfgrass Problems.
Chapter 19: Improving Unsatisfactory Turf.
Chapter 20: Golf Course Management.
Chapter 21: Lawns and Other Turf Areas.
Chapter 22: Sports Turf.
Chapter 23: Business Management Practices.
Chapter 24: Turfgrass Calculations.
Appendix A: Conversion Tables.
Appendix B: Sprayer Calibration.
Appendix C: Spreader Calibration.
Appendix D: Identification of Grasses by Vegetative Characteristics.
Appendix E: Seed Identification.
Glossary. Bibliography.

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  • ISBN-10: 1418013307
  • ISBN-13: 9781418013301
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $283.00
  • RETAIL $375.95

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