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The Turf Problem Solver: Case Studies and Solutions for Environmental, Cultural and Pest Problems

ISBN: 978-0-471-73619-6
264 pages
December 2005
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Written by two leading experts, this practical tool offers detailed advice on defining, analyzing, and solving today’s most common turf problems. Presented in a distinguished case-based approach, it features solutions for environmental, cultural, and pest and pesticide turf problems; coverage of human resources issues; and accessible methods for evaluation, analysis, and synthesis.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction.

Case Studies.

Cycles of Inquiry.

Chapter 2. Turfgrass Problems.

Cool-season Turfgrasses.

Warm-season Turfgrasses.

Summary of Turfgrass Problems.

Chapter 3. Environmental Problems.

Atmospheric Environment.

Soil Environment.

Biotic Environment.

Summary of Environmental Problems.

Chapter 4. Cultural Problems.




Cultivation and Topdressing.

Summary of Cultural Problems.

Chapter 5. Pest and Pesticide Problems.




Large Animal Pests.

Summary of Pest and Pesticide Problems.

Chapter 6. People Problems.

Appendix 1: List of Herbicides.

Appendix 2: List of Fungicides.

Appendix 3: List of Insecticides.

Appendix 4: List of Pant Growth Regulators.



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Author Information

A. J. TURGEON is Professor of Turfgrass Management in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at Penn State University (1986-present). Formerly with the University of Illinois (1971-79), Texas A&M University (1980-83) and the Tru Green Corporation (1983-86), he is the author of 300 publications, including the popular book, Turfgrass Management.

J. M. VARGAS, Jr. is Professor of Plant Pathology at Michigan State University, where he has been involved in teaching, research, and extension for thirty-five years. An international authority who has presented worldwide, he has published more than 200 articles on turfgrass diseases and related subjects.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Distinguished by its case-based approach to learning
  • Provides real-world examples and solutions
  • Coverage includes turf problems involving environment (temperature, shade, moisture, etc...), cultural (mowing, fertilization, irrigation, rolling, etc...), pest and pesticide (weeds, diseases, insects, etc...)
  • Offers coverage of human resources issues using the same case study approach
  • Supports self learning by encouraging analysis, synthesis and evaluation 
  • Offers coverage of the most common issues in turf management
  • Appendices offer ready references for chemical names, maps, conversion charts and calibration guidelines
  • Each chapter offers introductory material that frames the case studies.
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