Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management
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Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management covers everything from basic turfgrass science to establishment, mowing, irrigation, topdressing, fertilization, pest management and much more. It explains the how-and-why so you can easily apply the fundamental concepts. Perfect as a textbook or as a practical reference for turfgrass practitioners. Essential reading for golf course superintendents, and also includes athletic fields, sod production, lawn care, and landscape management.

Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management is currently a required textbook in the GCSAA certification program.


Chapter 1. Careers in the Turfgrass Industry.

Chapter 2. Introduction to the Grasses.

Chapter 3. Cool-Season Grasses.

Chapter 4. Warm-Season Grasses.

Chapter 5. Establishment.

Chapter 6. Soil Testing and Soil Modification.

Chapter 7. Fertilization.

Chapter 8. Mowing.

Chapter 9. Irrigation.

Chapter 10. Thatch, Cultivation, and Topdressing.

Chapter 11. Weed Control.

Chapter 12. Turf Insects.

Chapter 13. Turfgrass Diseases.

Chapter 14. Athletic Field Management.

Chapter 15. Sod Production.

Chapter 16. Professional Lawn Care.

Chapter 17. Golf Course Maintenance.



"...plenty of readily available information packed into this book..."—Bob Labbance, TURF Magazine