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ISBN-10 0135056802ISBN-13 9780135056806
ISBN-10 0-13-504709-9ISBN-13 978-0-13-504709-5
Author(s): L. B. (Bert) McCarty
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 792

For courses in Turfgrass Management and Golf Course Management.

Best Golf Course Management Practices, 3e provides up-to-date basic and applied information on grasses available, their selection and use; soils and soil amendments; critical management decisions; pest management and IPM practices; environmental concerns and strategies to develop best management practices for golf courses; and personnel and financial considerations when developing and implementing annual budgets, leasing vs. buying equipment, and managing inventory.

The author and 27 acclaimed contributors share their expertise in areas ranging from turfgrass to environmental science. The most current and comprehensive publication on the market, Best Golf Course Management Practices provides the need-to-know information that leads to successful golf course construction and maintenance. Its in-depth, easy-to-read style is ideal for golf course superintendents, their staff, owners, club officials as well as students of 2- and 4-year schools.

The text covers all major grasses used on golf courses, their weaknesses and strengths; way to build golf courses and greens; latest information on fertilizers including rates and sources; soil amendments and pesticides used on golf courses; how to manage grass with poor quality water; complete pest descriptions, biology and identification pictures; environmental concerns and solutions commonly associated with golf courses; budgeting, financial management and personnel issues and needs for golf course management.