Turf Management for Golf Courses

ISBN-10: 1575040921

ISBN-13: 9781575040929

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: James B. Beard

List price: $170.00
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Commonly referred to as "Beard's Bible," after Dr. James B. Beard, the internationally recognized turfgrass agronomist who wrote it, the first edition of this essential work sold over 50,000. Since then, Dr. Beard has spent 16 years compiling his scientific research to update his original best-seller, which is written in conjunction with the entire USGA Green Section and covers every practical and technical aspect of turfgrass management, maintenance, and operation. This new edition also boasts hundreds of new color photographs, color drawings, and useful tables that illustrate Dr. Beard's research-proven techniques. Now you can put Dr. Beard's three-decades of experience, and the collective field experience of the USGA Green Section, on your desk in the most complete, most detailed, and most useful manual-of-practice ever published.
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List price: $170.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/15/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 816
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.532
Language: English

Dr. James B Beard is the world's leading authority on turfgrasses and turfgrass science. He spent most of his career in academia, first at Michigan State University, then at Texas A&M University, where he is currently professor emeritus of turfgrass science. He has pioneered investigations concerning turfgrass and the ecology of grass, and has published widely and lectured both throughout North America and internationally. Currently, he guides turfgrass research and education programs, especially internationally, while also instructing in turfgrass education through seminars, papers, manuals, and books. He has also served on many national committees.      Dr. Beard holds four degrees, has written and published prolifically, including more than 700 scientific papers and technical articles, as well as numerous books. He has lectured widely throughout North America and abroad, and has served as a technical advisor to turfgrass organizations in more than a dozen countries. Dr. Beard has been the recipient of the Turfgrass Science Award and the Crop Science Research Award of the Crop Science Society of America. He was the first president of the International Turfgrass Society. He has been elected to the Board of Directors of CSSA, ASA, CAST, and ITS; and honored as a Fellow of CSSA, ASA, and AAAS.      Dr. Beard and Harriet J. Beard, his wife and long-time collaborator, have written numerous books and jointly received the Oberly Award of the American Library Association. Dr. Beard currently serves as President and Chief Scientist at the International Sports Turf Institute.

Golf and Turfgrass
The Concept of Golf
Course Measurement and Rating
Golf Course Operation
Turfgrass Climatic Zones
Golf Course/Turfgrass Benefits
Philosophy of Golf Course Maintenance
Designing and Building a Golf Course
Development Plan
Secure Permits, Licenses, and Environmental Approvals
Golf Course Site Selection
Golf Course Architect Selection
Golf Course Architecture
Facilities Associated with the Golf Course
Architectural Plans
Golf Course Construction Preparation
Golf Course Construction
Rebuilding A Golf Course
The Putting Green
Putting Green Description
Turf Quality Components of Putting Greens
Putting Green Construction
USGA Method of Construction
Methods Involving General Sand Modification
Root Zone Mixing and Installation
Irrigation System Installation
Final Plantbed Preparation
Turfgrass Selection for Putting Greens
Turf Establishment for Putting Greens
Putting Green Turf Culture
Summaries of Turf Cultural Systems for Putting Greens
Hole Changing
Putting Green Surrounds
Practice Putting Green
Putting Green Turf Nursery
Sprig Nursery
Traditional Fine-Leaf Fescue Greens
The Tee
Tee Description
Turf Quality Components of Tees
Tee Construction
Turfgrass Selection for Tees
Turf Establishment for Tees
Tee Turf Culture
Summaries of Turf Cultural Systems for Tees
Tee Surrounds
Tree Problems
Tee-Markers and Accessory Equipment
Practice Tee
Tee Turf Nursery
Tee Turf Renovation
Rebuilding Tees
The Fairway
Fairway Description
Turf Quality Components of Fairways
Fairway Construction
Turfgrass Selection for Fairways
Turf Establishment for Fairways
Fairway Turf Culture
Summaries of Turf Cultural Systems for Fairways
Practice Range
Fairway Turf Nursery
The Rough
Rough Description
Turf Quality Components of Roughs
Rough Construction
Turfgrass Selection for Roughs
Turf Establishment for Roughs
Rough Turf Culture
Summary of Turf Cultural Systems for Roughs
Grassy Hollows and Mounds
Unmowed Natural Areas
Golf Cart Paths
The Bunker
Bunker Description
Bunker Design
Sand Selection
Bunker Construction
Bunker Maintenance
Bunker Surrounds
Ornamental Grasses
Golf Course Equipment and Facilities
Golf Course Equipment Needs
Equipment Selection
Equipment Operation
Equipment Servicing
Equipment Care
Equipment Repair
The Mechanic
Golf Course Operations Center
Safe Operating Practices for Walk-Behind Equipment
Safe Operating Practices for Riding Equipment
The Irrigation System
A Perspective
Water Source
Water Quality
Types of Irrigation Systems
Components of an Irrigation System
Design of an Irrigation System
Installation of an Irrigation System
Maintenance of an Irrigation System
Operation of an Irrigation System
Pests and Stresses
Problem Diagnosis
Pesticide Usage
Algae and Moss
Insects and Mites
Small Animals
Diseases: Fungal, Viral, and Bacterial
Nutrient Deficiencies
Environmental Stresses
Golf Course Management
Other Golf Course Operations
Marking the Golf Course
Championship/Tournament Competition Preparation
Lightning Protection
Drinking Water
Security Fences
Ponds and Lakes
Ditches and Grass Waterways
Parking Lots
Golf Course Landscaping
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