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Management of Turfgrass Disease [Hardcover]

J. M. Vargas Jr.

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21 Dec 2004
This third edition of Management of Turfgrass Disease is completely revised and updated to provide the latest information on maintaining a healthy turf and identifying and treating turf diseases. Written by a leading international lecturer on turf grasses, the book’s focus is on prevention as it lays out specific strategies you can follow to stop disease from occurring in the first place. The book also addresses cultural, genetic, biological, and chemical approaches to turf management and provides practical solutions to everyday problems. You′ll learn about cool and warm season grasses, growing conditions, new diseases, symptoms, and identification and management techniques. Valuable tips on irrigation, fertilization, and grass culture are included, as are 72 full–color photographs and more than 100 figures.

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"I use it all the time-it's comprehensible-a good book for practitioners in the golf course industry (superintendents)." -Pat Sanders, Penn State University "Management of Turfgrass Diseases, 2nd Edition is a completely revised and update version. It provides practical, easy-to-follow solutions to everyday problems." -T. McLeod, New Zealand Turf Culture Institute "Although this book has been written and published in the USA it provides examples from Europe, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan, giving it an international scope that is useful to turf managers all over the world." -T. McLeod, New Zealand Turf Culture Institute "I was impressed by the practical nature of this book. It is a very handy field guide reference for the turf manager who wants a base understanding of the symptoms, control and management of turf diseases." -T. McLeod, New Zealand Turf Culture Institute --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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A complete guide to managing turfgrass diseases This newly revised and updated Third Edition of the successful Management of Turfgrass Diseases provides professionals the most current practical information for maintaining the best playable turfgrass on their courses. Internationally respected expert J. M. Vargas Jr., uses the latest information to address major grasses, diseases, and management practices. Covering cultural, genetic, biological, and chemical approaches to turfgrass disease management, this Third Edition offers practical solutions to everyday problems related to maintaining healthy turfgrass and identifying turf diseases before they do damage. Management of Turfgrass Diseases, Third Edition also features: More than 70 color photos and over 100 figures that provide a rich visual resource Specific strategies that can be followed to prevent disease from occurring All new sections on fungicide resistance and disease management strategies Tips on irrigation, fertilization, and grass culture Coverage of cool– and warm–season grasses, growing conditions, new diseases, symptoms, and identification and management techniques Tips to help readers determine which grasses are resistant and which are susceptible to various diseases Management of Turfgrass Diseases, Third Edition offers golf course superintendents, lawn care operators, and landscapers a comprehensive, decision–making tool.

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