Best Golf Course Management Practices, 3e provides up-to-date basic and applied information on grasses available, their selection and use; soils and soil amendments; critical management decisions; pest management and IPM practices; environmental concerns and strategies to develop best management practices for golf courses; and personnel and financial considerations when developing and implementing annual budgets, leasing vs. buying equipment, and managing inventory. The author and 27 acclaimed contributors share their expertise in areas ranging from turfgrass to environmental science. The most current and comprehensive publication on the market, Best Golf Course Management Practices provides the need-to-know information that leads to successful golf course construction and maintenance.
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Best Golf Course Management Practices is an invaluable guidebook and reference for those studying turfgrass management or golf course management, as well as for golf course superintendents, managers and assistants, and individuals considering buying or constructing golf courses.
Within these covers, the author and twenty-seven acclaimed contributors share their expertise in areas ranging from turfgrass to environmental science. The most current and comprehensive publication on the market, Best Golf Course Management Practices provides the following need-to-know information that leads to successful golf course construction and maintenance:
Bert McCarty is a Professor of Horticulture specializing in turfgrass science and management at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. A native of Batesburg, South Carolina, McCarty received a BS degree from Clemson University in Agronomy and Soils, an MS from North Carolina State University in Crop Science, and a PhD from Clemson University in Plant Physiology and Plant Pathology. Dr. McCarty spent nine years as a turfgrass specialist at the University of Florida in Gainesville. While at the University of Florida, he oversaw the design and construction of a state-of-the-art research and education turfgrass facility named "The Envirotron." He also was author or co-author of the books Best Management Practices for Florida Golf Courses, Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses, and Florida Lawn Handbook. In 1996, he moved to Clemson University, where he is currently involved in research, extension, and teaching activities. He has published over 500 articles dealing with all phases of turfgrass management and has given over 700 presentations. He is currently co-author of the books Color Atlas of Turfgrass Weeds, Southern Lawns, Managing Bermudagrass Turf, and Fundamentals of Turfgrass and Agricultural Chemistry. He is also a co-author for the GCSAA seminars Weed Control and Advanced Weed Management, and is active in a number of professional societies.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 3. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0135047099
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 135047099
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2010. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. Turfgrasses 2. Turfgrass Physiology and Environmental Stresses 3. Soil Chemical Properties 4. Soil Physical Properties and Drainage Characteristics 5. Soil Oxygen and Temperature Properties 6. Soil Organisms 7. Golf Course Construction and Renovation 8. Putting Green Construction 9. Turfgrass Establishment and "Grow-In 10. Plant Nutrition and Turf Fertilizers 11. Developing Turf Fertilizer Programs and Fertilizer Calculations 12. Water Management and Conservation in Turf 13. Irrigation Water Quality 14. Cultural Practices for Golf Courses 15. Managing Bentgrass/Poa annuaGolf Greens in Stressful Environments 16. Managing Bermudagrass Golf Greens 17. Managing Seashore Paspalum 18. Integrated Pest Management 19. Turfgrass Diseases 20. Turfgrass Insects 21. Turfgrass Nematodes 22. Turfgrass Weeds 23. Turfgrass Plant Growth Regulators 24. Effective, Safe, and Legal Use of Pesticides 25. Best Golf Course Environmental Protection Strategies 26. Sprayer and Spreader Calibration 27. Budgets and Personnel Management Appendix A: Stoke's equation for Calculating the Velocity of Falling Particles and Darcy's Equation for Calculating Hydraulic Conductivity. Appendix B: Calculating Soil Porosity. Appendix C Chemical and Physical Properties of Organic Materials Used in Turf Appendix D Surface Area Calculations Appendix E Calibration Formulas and Metric Conversion Tables. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0135047099