International Turf Management

International Turf Management

'Verticutting frequency and mowing height for management of De Anza and Victoria zoysia' in International Turfgrass Society Research Journal, vol. 8:419—26, University of Sydney, NSW. Cooper, R. 1998. Personal communication.

Author: David Aldous

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317844914

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

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Many leisure activities involve the use of turf as a surface. Grass surfaces on golf courses, bowling clubs, cricket pitches, racetracks, and parks all require maintenance by trained personnel. International Turf Management Handbook is written by a team of international experts. It covers all aspects of turf management and in particular * the selection and establishment of grass varieties * soils, irrigation and drainage * performance testing and playing qualities * issues relating to specific playing surfaces In its depth of coverage and detailed practical advice from around the world this comprehensive handbook is destined to become the standard reference work on the subject.
Categories: Business & Economics

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Turfgrass Management and Science for Sports Fields

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Turfgrass Management and Science for Sports Fields

Tall fescue turf quality and soccer playing characteristics as affected by mowing height . 15 ! International Conference on Turfgrass Management and Science for Sports Fields . Athens , Greece 2-7 June . Acta Hort .

Author: P. A. Nektarios

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89081607665

Category: Athletic fields

Page: 584

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Categories: Athletic fields

Golf Turf Management

Golf Turf Management

Turfgrass insect and mite management. Vargas, J. M., Jr. 1994. ... Golf Course Management 70(1):53–55. ... Bermudagrass and seashore paspalum winter overProceedings GCSAA 50th International Turf Conference and Show, 163–167.

Author: Lambert McCarty

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351057943

Category: Science

Page: 732

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Golf Turf Management provides information on major agronomic and economic topics related to building and maintaining a viable golf course. The book features basic and applied information on available grasses including selection and use; applied turfgrass physiology; soils and soil amendments; environmental concerns; and comprehensive information on turfgrass physiology, plant nutrition, turf fertilizers, and water management. It discusses managing turf diseases, insects, and weeds; turf cultural practices; managing greens and tees as well as corporate course management strategies. Color photographs throughout illustrate concepts and topics including all major pest problems associated with golf courses and various agronomic practices necessary for successful and profitable course operation. The book suggests strategies to develop best management practices for golf courses including personnel and financial considerations when developing and implementing annual budgets, leasing versus buying equipment, and managing inventory. This book features sixteen chapters organized in a logical sequence conducive for teaching and practical use. Drawing on the author's more than thirty years of experience and research, the author brings together a wealth of information on how to optimize golf turf management and performance. Golf Turf Management is the only complete, up-to-date text dedicated to agronomic practices and personnel management practices necessary for fiscal success.
Categories: Science

Turfgrass Water Conservation

Turfgrass Water Conservation

Golf Course Management 76(7): 42. Cockerham, S. T., V. A. Gibeault, and R. A. Kahn. 1993. Alteration of sports field characteristics using management. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 7:182–191.

Author: Stephen T. Cockerham

Publisher: UCANR Publications

ISBN: 1601076630

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 164

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Water is an increasingly valuable and limited resource, often perceived as being wasted on turfgrass. This much-anticipated second edition brings clear, current, science-based information on turfgrass management and water conservation to turf managers and researchers alike. Inside you’ll find a look at the current understanding of water use as well as new technologies being researched to reduce water use by turfgrass. Attention is paid to water quality and turfgrass as a key part of the urban environment, how integrating turfgrass with other landscape uses of water can be part of a conservation plan, and how various water qualities, including reclaimed water, can be part of a management plan. Chapters also cover •advances in drought, heat, and salinity stress tolerance •the role of water in modified root zone media and native soils •water management technologies •considerations for construction and management of urban green spaces including parks and golf courses •water depletion, pesticide and nutrient runoff A chapter summarizing the practical application of the science in each chapter rounds out the text, presenting the information in an immediately useable format. Includes 10 tables and figures, 20 color photos, a U.S. customary to metric conversion table, and an 8-page glossary.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Sports Turf Amenity Grasses

Sports Turf   Amenity Grasses

Turfgrass identification and selection . In International Turf Management Handbook . ( Ed . ) D.E. Aldous , Inkata Press , A Division of Butterworth - Heinemann , Port Melbourne , Chapter 2 , pp . 19–47 . Beard , J.B. ( 1973 ) Turfgrass ...

Author: David Aldous

Publisher: Landlinks Press

ISBN: 0643066667

Category: Science

Page: 124

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"A key is provided to identify grasses easily using diagrams. Meticulously drawn illustrations provide an invaluable identification aid. This reference work will be essential reading for turf professionals, horticulture students and those working with public land."--BOOK COVER.
Categories: Science

International Turf Management Handbook

International Turf Management Handbook

They make up the basis of a multimillion dollar industry. International Turf Management Handbook covers the establishment, maintenance, and management of natural turfgrass surfaces. This handbook is arranged in four sections.

Author: David Aldous

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849301025

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 376

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Grasslands take up approximately one-quarter of the world's vegetative cover. Turfgrasses protect the land from erosion, stabilize the soil, moderate the temperature and provide low cost safe surfacing for many sporting and leisure activities. Amenity grasslands - and turf in particular - do more than form a significant part of the global landscape. They make up the basis of a multimillion dollar industry. International Turf Management Handbook covers the establishment, maintenance, and management of natural turfgrass surfaces. This handbook is arranged in four sections. The first section details the identification and selection of turfgrasses, how they grow, and their maintenance. The second section focuses on the management and administration of the turfgrass business. The third section addresses current standards and their use to effectively manage different surfaces such as bowling, croquet and golf greens, grass tennis courts, cricket tables, football and athletic fields, racetracks, and golf fairways. The final section discusses important environmental issues in turf management, including water resources, pesticides and fertilizers. Developed in association with more than 20 leading turf management authorities, the International Turf Management Handbook details the how the natural turfgrass surface functions. It explores strategies that blend biodiveristy and sustainability with the business of maintaining turf. It is essential reading for agriculture, horticulture, and natural resource professionals, and land managers.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management

Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management

To irrigate 1 ha to a depth of 1 m, the manager would need: 1 ha-m = 10,000 m = 10,000,000 L For reference = 1 ac-ft = 325,851 gal = 0.123 ha-m ... the Sixth International Turfgrass Research Conference, Tokyo, Japan, 6:129-131.

Author: Nick E. Christians

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119205661

Category: Gardening

Page: 480

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The classic turfgrass management handbook, updated with new developments in the field Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management is the bestselling guide with expert coverage of basic turfgrass science and all aspects of practical care. Now in its fifth edition, this industry favorite offers the latest information on growth, nutrition, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides, as well as new chapters discussing shade stress and light requirements and the benefits of turf. Though written at an introductory level, this book provides experienced turf managers with the most current thinking and new developments in wide range of topics, such as fertilization, grass selection, pest management, plant growth regulators, sports turf management practices, soil testing, and water quality. For students and experienced professionals alike, this book provides a thorough and well-rounded reference with everyday utility. Today’s turf managers must have detailed knowledge of agronomy, botany, entomology, horticulture, pathology, and business management. This book brings these diverse fundamentals together into a single volume and will help you to: Master the art and science of turfgrass care, cultivation, and management Learn best practices for mowing, fertilizing, soil health, irrigation, and more Identify, manage, and control insect, disease, and weed pests Examine the professional management of sports turf, golf courses, lawns, and sod Turf management is a $70 billion industry that reaches into sports, tourism, land management, real estate, and more. The care and maintenance of high quality turf requires careful consideration and monitoring of many variables, and both strategic planning and quick action are needed to stay ahead of threats from weather, pests, traffic, and more. Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management provides clear guidance and comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the industry, with the latest information all turf managers need to know.
Categories: Gardening

Turfgrass Management Information Directory

Turfgrass Management Information Directory

Creeping Bentgrass Management : Summer Stresses , Weeds and Selected Maladies . Dernoeden , Peter H. 2000. Ann Arbor Press , Chelsea , MI . Diagnostic Turfgrass Management for Golf Greens . 1994. Mascaro , Tom.Turf - Tec International .

Author: Keith J. Karnok

Publisher: Ann Arbor PressInc

ISBN: WISC:89078230059

Category: Architecture

Page: 260

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"Designed to bring together sources of turfgrass information into a single publication. Anyone who needs to know university and green industry contacts, certification and teaching programs, publications, diagnostic labs and soil testing facilities, and much more, will benefic by having this reference." —Dr. Jeff Nus
Categories: Architecture

The Soil Underfoot

The Soil Underfoot

In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Turfgrass Management and Science for Sports Fields, eds. J.C. Steir, L. Han, and D. Li, Acta Horticulturae 783: 105–113. Adams, W.A. and R.J. Gibbs. 1994. Natural Turf for Sport and ...

Author: G. Jock Churchman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466571563

Category: Nature

Page: 476

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The largest part of the world’s food comes from its soils, either directly from plants, or via animals fed on pastures and crops. Thus, it is necessary to maintain, and if possible, improve the quality—and hence good health—of soils, while enabling them to support the growing world population. The Soil Underfoot: Infinite Possibilities for a Finite Resource arms readers with historical wisdom from various populations around the globe, along with current ideas and approaches for the wise management of soils. It covers the value of soils and their myriad uses viewed within human and societal contexts in the past, present, and supposed futures. In addition to addressing the technical means of maintaining soils, this book presents a culturally and geographically diverse collection of historical attitudes to soils, including philosophical and ethical frameworks, which have either sustained them or led to their degradation. Section I describes major challenges associated with climate change, feeding the increasing world population, chemical pollution and soil degradation, and technology. Section II discusses various ways in which soils are, or have been, valued—including in film and contemporary art as well as in religious and spiritual philosophies, such as Abrahamic religions, Maori traditions, and in Confucianism. Section III provides stories about soil in ancient and historic cultures including the Roman Empire, Greece, India, Japan, Korea, South America, New Zealand, the United States, and France. Section IV describes soil modification technologies, such as polymer membrane barriers, and soil uses outside commercial agriculture including the importance of soils for recreation and sports grounds. The final section addresses future strategies for more effective sustainable use of soils, emphasizing the biological nature of soils and enhancing the use of "green water" retained from rainfall.
Categories: Nature

Sustainable Landscape Management

Sustainable Landscape Management

Champaign, IL: International Society of Arboriculture. ... Tree and shrub fertilization: Proceedings from an international conference on tree and shrub fertilization. ... Turfgrass management for the northern great plains.

Author: Ann Marie VanDerZanden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470880422

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 746

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF LANDSCAPES A must-have guide for anyone working with landscapes, Sustainable Landscape Management eases the transition of the landscape industry into a new era of green consciousness. Filled with examples that illustrate best practices, the book provides a practical framework for the development of sustainable management strategies from design to execution and, eventually, to maintenance in an effort to construct landscapes that function more efficiently and minimize the impact on the environment. Sustainable Landscape Management includes: An overview of sustainable design and construction techniques as the basis for the maintenance and management of constructed landscapes Coverage of ecosystem development, managing landscape beds, managing trees and shrubs, and lawn care An entire chapter devoted to issues associated with the use of chemicals in landscape management Guidance on retrofitting existing landscapes for sustainability Reshaping the landscape takes on more significance as society embraces a new value system for advancing environmentally friendly ideals. By following the management principles laid out in this book, readers will learn the key elements for building landscapes that integrate beauty and function to create a sustainable presence that extends well into the future.
Categories: Architecture