Baseball and Softball Fields: Design, Construction, Renovation, and Maintenance
PART I. DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.
Chapter 1. Field Design.
Chapter 2. Irrigation, Drainage, and Covers.
Chapter 3. Soil.
Chapter 4. Turfgrass Selection.
Chapter 5. Construction and Reconstruction.
PART II. RENOVATION AND MAINTENANCE.
Chapter 6. Renovation.
Chapter 7. Skinned Area (and Warning Track) Maintenance and Management Procedures.
Chapter 8. Turfgrass Maintenance and Management Procedures.
Chapter 9. Field Aesthetics.
PARTT III. ANCILLARY INFORMATION.
Chapter 10. Fences, Backstops, Dugouts, and Bullpens.
Chapter 11. Rules and Regulations.
About the Authors.
JEFF KRANS is Professor of Agronomy in the Golf and Sports Turf Management program at Mississippi State University. He has conducted extensive turfgrass research, as well as developed, patented, and commercialized four turf-type bermudagrass cultivars.
MIKE GOATLEY is Professor of Agronomy in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at Mississippi State University. He has conducted turfgrass research in the areas of plant nutrition, plant growth regulation, and soil modification.
- Contributors include Major League groundskeepers who share their own experiences in managing state-of-the art facilities
- Outlines the most commonly encountered problems for managers and designers of baseball and softball fields and provides techniques for overcoming these issues
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- Uses practical, non-technical language that can be absorbed and
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