Loaded with helpful hints and easy-to-understand examples -- and now with 20 percent more content -- this book covers the type of mathematical problems that golf course superintendents face every day. You'll learn how to handle budgeting estimates and figure how much fertilizer or pesticide you should buy. You'll also find guidance on the ordering of topdressing, irrigation volume and coverage, area and volume calculations, and many other aspects of golf course operation that require a thorough understanding of basic mathematical principles. Whatever the management calculation may be, this book has the solution you need! Example problems and answers help you get the job done right.
Loaded with helpful hints and easy-to-understand examples, this book covers the type of mathematical problems that face golf course superintendents every day. How to handle budgeting estimates, apply fertilizers and pesticides accurately, the ordering of topdressing, irrigation volume and coverage, area and volume calculations, and many other parts of golf course operation require a thorough understanding of basic mathematical principles. This book has the solution you need! Example problems, and the answers, along with additional practice material is guaranteed to help you get the job done right.
Now revised & updated -- the essential book on turfgrass management! The new edition of Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management introduces the principles of turfgrass management, covering everything from basic turfgrass science to fertilization, mowing, turfgrass diseases, irrigation topdressing, pest management, as well as career paths, and much more. With an emphasis on explaining why certain management practices are handled as they are, this new edition: Incorporates updates throughout with special emphasis on pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and soil testing Contains expanded coverage of physiology, water quality and seed production, seed certification, and seed buying Offers step-by-step advice on the selection and maintenance of turfgrasses Includes the latest information on cutting-edge fertilization research, mowing techniques, and sports field management practices Features a full-color identification guide that covers the most common grasses and weeds Written on a level suitable for students, but with a wealth of information useful to experienced turfgrass managers, Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management, Fourth Edition provides a solid yet flexible grounding that readers can apply and adapt on the job to nearly any situation.
Featuring green environmental practices and current information from recognized leaders in the field, the fifth edition of TURFGRASS SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT invites you into the thriving turfgrass industry. Designed for both aspiring and practicing turfgrass managers, the book explains the science behind plant growth and soil properties and how to evaluate, establish and maintain a variety of green spaces, including golf courses, athletic fields, and landscaped lawns. In addition, TURFGRASS SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT offers a review of critical math skills, an inside look at careers opportunities, and practical advice on effective business management practices to help prepare you for success! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management, Third Edition provides an introduction to the principles of turfgrass management by covering everything from basic turfgrass science to fertilization, mowing, turfgrass diseases, career paths, and much more. To help meet the demands of this large and growing industry, this book provides basics of managing golf courses as well as sports fields and lawns. The new edition offers expanded and updated information on pesticides, soil testing and soil amendments, micronutrients in fertilization, herbicides, insects, and fungal diseases.
Essential Calculations for Horticulture and Landscape Professionals
Author: Michael L. Agnew
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Get this comprehensive guide to the use of math in the Green Industry. Designed for both students and practitioners in the Green Industry, this book offers full coverage of the calculations necessary to effectively, safely, and economically manage a Green Industry operation. The authors provide clear explanations of all relevant mathematical principles and cover calculations inherent in all aspects of the Green Industry, from determining area and volume, to the application of fertilizers, pesticides, and growth regulators, to preparing design and installation cost estimates. Coverage includes computations for: Landscape installation and maintenance. Greenhouse, nursery, and interior landscape operation. Parks and recreation maintenance. Turf management, including lawn care, sports turf, and sod production. Proper application of fertilizers, pesticides, and plant-growth regulators. Proper calibration of application equipment. Additional features include multiple computations you can work through, appendices with units of measure and equivalents, and a table with conversion factors.
Most of us think of leaders as courageous risk takers, orchestrators of major events. In a word: heroes. Although such figures are inspiring, Joseph Badaracco argues that their larger-than-life accomplishments are not what makes the world work. What does, he says, is the sum of millions of small yet consequential decisions that individuals working far from the limelight make every day. Badaracco calls them "quiet leaders"--people who choose responsible, behind-the-scenes action over public heroism to resolve tough leadership challenges. Quiet leaders don't fit the stereotype of the bold and gutsy leader, and they don't want to. What they want is to do the "right thing"--for their organizations, their coworkers, and themselves--but inconspicuously and without casualties. Drawing from extensive research, Badaracco presents eight practical yet counter-intuitive guidelines for situations in which right and wrong seem like moving targets. Compelling stories illustrate how these "nonheroes" succeed by managing their political capital, buying themselves time, bending the rules, and more. From the executive suite to the office cubicle--Leading Quietly shows how patient, everyday efforts can add up to a better company and a better world.
"Designed to bring together sources of turfgrass information into a single publication. Anyone who needs to know university and green industry contacts, certification and teaching programs, publications, diagnostic labs and soil testing facilities, and much more, will benefic by having this reference." —Dr. Jeff Nus
Turfgrass Science and Management, Third Edition is a comprehensive book covering the entire spectrum of the science of turfgrass management. Readers will find updated content information and new photographs and illustrations that reflect the latest trends in the industry. Chapters on integrated pest management, golf course management, and revised information on warm and cool season grasses corresponds to the growing interest in these areas. A new appendix of related websites will help readers access valuable information in many areas of turfgrass management. - Back cover.
'Book Review Index' provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. 'Book Review Index' is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.
Weed Control in Turf and Ornamentals provides thorough coverage of weeds that are important in turfgrass and ornamentals-plant communities. The herbicides used in these plant communities are thoroughly treated with respect to their action and metabolism in the plant, their fate in the environment, and proper application methods. Additionally, weed control measures are covered with special emphasis on the safe and effective use of herbicides. landscape artisits or horticulturists
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The complete illustrated source book for the Turfgrass industry--examining every aspect of turf establishment and maintenance and providing practical solutions to a multitude of problems and situations. Includes numerous tables, charts, photos, and line drawings.