Based on the successful seminar offered through the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Applied Turfgrass Science and Physiology cuts right to the authoritative information and know-how that will keep any turf area in optimal condition. Readers get an overview of turfgrasses, the characteristics of different varieties of turfgrasses; a look at plant responses to drought, temperature extremes, and shade stresses; and a comprehensive review of the latest information on how irrigation, mowing, fertilization, cultivation, and plant growth regulators and bio-stimulants affect turfgrass response to stresses and pests. Case studies and more than 165 illustrations reinforce text.
JACK FRY, PhD, is Professor of Turfgrass Science at Kansas State University. He teaches turf management and golf course operations, and oversees the new Golf Course Management degree program at Kansas State University. His specific research areas include turf water management, integrated disease control, and stand establishment.
BINGRU HUANG, PhD, is Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology at Rutgers University. She has authored more than ninety refereed publications in top-tier journals and ten book chapters on stress physiology and root physiology. She is the recipient of the Young Crop Scientist Award from the Crop Science Society of America and a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy.
Table of Contents
Part I. Carbohydrate Metabolism and Turfgrasses.
Chapter 1. Carbohydrate Metabolism.
Chapter 2. Turfgrasses.
Part II. Environmental Stresses and Pests.
Chapter 3. Drought.
Chapter 4. Temperature Stresses.
Chapter 5. Shade.
Chapter 6. Pests.
Part III. Cultural Practices and Their Effects Upon Growth and Responses to Environmental Stresses and Pests.
Chapter 7. Irrigation.
Chapter 8. Mowing.
Chapter 9. Fertilization.
Chapter 10. Cultivation.
Chapter 11. Plant Growth Regulators and Biostimulants.
About the Authors.