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Turfgrass Physiology and Ecology: Advanced Management Principles

G E Bell 
CABI  Januart 2011  



Softcover  248 pp  ISBN 9781845936488      £40.00
In order to face new challenges and unique situations in turfgrass management, students need to understand why specific management practices work and how to adjust them based on plants' requirements. Explaining the physiological needs of turfgrass plants, this advanced textbook outlines the management techniques that help supply those needs. Chapters discuss a range of practices and methods to cope with stress under both normal and less than optimum conditions, providing the decision making tools for improvement based on changing environmental conditions. This book presents a unique perspective of both science and practical management principles that will be applicable to all turfgrass sectors.

Of interest to upper level undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals within the turfgrass industry.

Contents

  • Diagnosing Plant Need
  • Managing Plant stress
  • Encouraging photosynthesis
  • Carbohydrate Assimilation
  • Why C3 and C4 grasses require different management
  • Management practices and plant physiology
  • The importance of light and managing shade
  • Adjusting nutrition to the environment
  • Managing water and water stress
  • Adjusting for temperature stress
  • Soil and sand
  • The ecology of turfgrass management
  • Managing competition among plant species
  • Managing competition among turf and its pests
  • Making the right decisions
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