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Best Golf Course Management Practices

Best Golf Course Management Practices - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0131397934

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ISBN13: 978-0131397934
ISBN10: 0131397931
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 05
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2005
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Best Golf Course Management Practices - 2ND 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131397934

L. B. Mccarty

ISBN13: 978-0131397934
ISBN10: 0131397931
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 05
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

For courses in Turfgrass Management and Golf Course Management.

This text provides up-to-date basic and applied information on new products, grasses, and techniques used to develop best management practices for golf courses. It covers grasses available, their selection and use, soils and soil amendments, pest management and IPM practices, and environmental concerns and strategies. 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. Its in-depth, easy-to-read style is ideal for golf course superintendents, their staff, owners, club officials as well as students of 2- and 4-year schools.

Features

  • Coverage of available varieties of turfgrass plants--Describes in laymen's terms their adaptations, physiology and growth, development characteristics, and possible alternatives.
    • Helps explain the expectations and limitation of various grasses to non-turfgrass professionals such as golf course members, greens' committees, and general managers, providing an excellent "study guide" of these explanations and limitations.
  • Factors that influence turfgrass growth and survival--Includes chemical reactions, interaction of soil and temperature properties, and soil organisms.
    • Discusses the complete interaction of living and nonliving soil properties affecting turfgrass growth and development--as well as those that may limit this, helping users avoid common problems.
  • In-depth discussions on the various means of designing and constructing golf courses--Includes a general sequence of events outlining necessary steps to plan, permit, and actually construct a golf course.
    • Familiarizes users with important practical considerations for the growing business and golf course construction.
  • Comprehensive treatment of plant nutrition, turf fertilizers, fertility programs, and pertinent fertilizer calculations.
    • Explores the major and minor nutrients involved in turfgrass plant growth and development, their interactions, critical need levels, and related soil and tissue recommendations--along with best management practices to maximize fertility use.
  • Presentation of water use and conservation.
    • Supplies users with material on particular turfgrass watering needs, rate, and timings, and how various management techniques and soil amendments affect these.
  • Best turfgrass management practices.
    • Emphasizes proper mowing, aerifying, verticutting and topdressing requirements for various turfgrasses and their uses.
  • Best pest management and control practices.
    • Lists and discusses the interaction of agronomic practices, pest occurrence, Integrated Pest Management strategies and techniques, and control options.
  • Best pesticide and nutrient management and handling practices.
    • Provides helpful information on developing frequently required strategies for the safe, effective, and legal use of pesticides, best golf course environmental protection, sprayer and spreader calibration, pesticide calibration formulas, and metric system conversion formulas.

Table of Contents

I. BEST TURFGRASSES FOR GOLF COURSES.

1. Turfgrasses.
2. Turfgrass Physiology and Environmental Stress.

II. BEST SOIL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.

3. Soil Chemical Properties.
4. Soil Mineral Properties and Drainage.
5. Soil Oxygen and Temperature Properties.
6. Soil Organisms.

III. BEST GOLF COURSE CONSTRUCTION AND ESTABLISHMENT PRACTICES.

7. Golf Course Construction and Renovation.
8. Putting Green Construction.
9. Turfgrass Establishment and "Grow-In.

IV. BEST TURFGRASS FERTILIZATION PRACTICES.

10. Plant Nutrition and Turf Fertilizers.
11. Developing Turf Fertilizer Programs.
12. Fertilizer Calculations.

V. BEST GOLF COURSE IRRIGATION PRACTICES.

13. Water Management in Turf.
14. Irrigation Water Quality.
15. Effluent Wastewater Use on Turf.

VI. BEST TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.

16. Cultural Practices for Golf Courses.
17.Management Practices Affecting Putting Speed.
18. Overseeding.
19. Managing Bentgrass/Poa annua Golf Greens.
20. Managing Bermudagrass Golf Greens.

VII. BEST PEST MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL PRACTICES.

21. Integrated Pest Management.
22. Turfgrass Diseases.
23. Turfgrass Insects.
24. Turfgrass Nematodes.
25. Turfgrass Weeds.
26. Turfgrass Plant Growth Regulators.

VIII. BEST PESTICIDE AND NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT AND HANDLING PRACTICES.

27. Effective, Safe, and Legal Use of Pesticides.
28. Best Golf Course Environmental Protection Strategies.
29. Sprayer and Spreader Calibration.
30. 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: Determining Surface Area.
Appendix D: Calibration Formulas and Metric Conversion Tables.
References and Additional Reading.
Glossary.
Index.

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