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Management of Turfgrass Diseases

ISBN-10: 0471474118
ISBN-13: 9780471474111
Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)
Authors: J. M. Vargas
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $140.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/29/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

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.

A. J. TURGEON is Professor of Turfgrass Management in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at Penn State University (1986-present). Formerly with the University of Illinois (1971-79), Texas A&M University (1980-83) and the Tru Green Corporation (1983-86), he is the author of 300 publications, including the popular book, Turfgrass Management.J. M. VARGAS, Jr. is Professor of Plant Pathology at Michigan State University, where he has been involved in teaching, research, and extension for thirty-five years. An international authority who has presented worldwide, he has published more than 200 articles on turfgrass diseases and related subjects.

Introduction to Turfgrass Diseases.
Causes of Turfgrass Diseases
Importance of Turfgrass Diseases
Identifying Turfgrass Diseases
Koch's Postulates
Taking Samples
Interpreting Research
Disease Management
Color Plates.
Fungal Diseases of Turfgrass, I: Diseases Primarily Occurring on Golf Course Turfs.
Foliar Anthracnose
Crown Rotting Anthracnose
Brown Patch
Dollar Spot
Pythium Blight
Copper Spot
Yellow Tuft
Gray Leaf Spot
Fungal Diseases of Turfgrass, II: Diseases Primarily of Home Lawns and General Turfs.
The Helminthosporium Diseases
Melting-Out
Leaf Spot
Net-Blotch
Brown Blight
Leaf Blotch
Red Leaf Spot
Fading-Out
Powdery Mildew
Red Thread
Fairy Rings
Slime Mold
Fungal Diseases of Turfgrass, III: Disease Complexes.
The Patch Diseases
Bermudagrass Decline
Spring Dead Spot
Necrotic Ring Spot
Summer Patch
Take-All Patch
Pink Patch
The Snow Molds
Typhula Blight Gray Snow Mold
Microdochium Patch
Other Snow Molds
The Smuts
Flag Smut and Stripe Smut
The Rusts
Bacterial, Mycoplasmal, Nematode Diseases of Turfgrass, and the Black Layer.
Bacterial Disease
Bacterial Wilt
Viral and Mycoplasmal Diseases
Nematodes
Yellow Blight
Specific Nematodes
Resistant Cultivars
The Black Layer
The Role of Sulfur
Myths of Sulfur and pH Reduction
Fungicides.
Generic Names, Chemical Formulas, and Trade Names
Systemic and Nonsystemic Contact or Surface) Fungicides
Pesticides and Human Medicines
Safe Handling of Fungicides
Criteria for Selecting a Fungicide
Calculations to Save You Money
Fungicide Resistance.
Resistance to Fungicides
Fungicide Factor
Fungal Factor
Theories for Preventing or Delaying Resistance
Commonly Accepted Strategies to Prevent or Delay Resistance
Strategies to Prevent or Delay Resistance to DMI Fungicides
New Strategies to Delay or Prevent Resistance
Cultural Aspects of Turfgrass Disease Management.
Soil Fertility
Nitrogen
Phosphorus and Potassium
Sulfur
Iron
Soil pH
Irrigation
Drainage
Mowing
Height of Cut
Frequency
Clippings
Collecting Grass Clippings to Prevent Thatch
Does Thatch Cause Disease?
Disease Management by Mowing
Rolling
Aerification
Hollow Tine
Solid Tine
Deep Tine
Water Injection
Timing
Using Disease Resistance in Turfgrass Management.
Mixtures and Blends
Blends vs. Single Cultivars
"Super" Blends
Should Blends Include a Common Type?
Horizontal and Vertical Resistance
Melting-Out
Stripe Smut
High Maintenance Turf
The Cool-Season Grasses: A Plant Pathologist's Point of View.
Cultivar Evaluations
The Bentgrasses
Creeping Bentgrass
Colonial Bentgrass
Velvet Bentgrass
The Bluegrasses
Kentucky Bluegrass
Annual Bluegrass
Poa Trivialis
The Fescues
Tall Fescue
The Fine-Leaf Fescues
Meadow Fescue
The Ryegrasses
The Warm-Season Grasses: A Plant Pathologist's Point of View.
The Zoysiagrasses
Centipedegrass
Buffalograss
St. Augustinegrass
Bermudagrass
Paspalum vaginatum
Other Problems of Warm-Season Turfgrasses
Disease Management Strategies for Golf Courses-Cool Season.
Cool-Season Grasses: Greens
The Bentgrasses
Annual Bluegrass
Cool-Season Grasses: Tees
Suggested Species
Cultural Programs
Cool-Season Grasses: Fairways
The Bentgrasses
Annual Bluegrass
The Fine-Leaf Fescues
Perennial Ryegrass
Disease Management Strategies for Golf Courses - Warm Season.
Warm-Season Grasses: Winter Overseeding
Warm-Season Grasses: Greens
Creeping Bentgrass
Bermudagrass
Paspalum vaginatum
Warm-Season Grasses: Tees
Bermudagrass
Zoysiagrass
Warm-Season Grasses: Fairways
Bermudagrass
Zoysiagrass
Buffalograss
Kikuyugrass
Disease Management Strategies for Home-Lawn Grasses.
Cool-Season Grasses
The Kentucky Bluegrasses
Fine-Leaf Fescues
Perennial Ryegrasses
Creeping Bentgrass
Tall Fescue
Rough Bluegrass
Zoysiagrass
Warm-Season Grasses
Bermudagrass
St. Augustinegrass
Zoysiagrass
Centipedegrass and Bahiagrass
Appendix: Guide for the Control of Turfgrass Diseases
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

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