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Turfgrass Biology, Genetics, and Breeding

Turfgrass Biology, Genetics, and Breeding

Michael D. Casler (Editor), Ronny R. Duncan (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-44410-7

Jan 2003

384 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$135.00

Description

The cultivation of various turfgrasses has evolved into a dynamic, multi-billion dollar industry. Yet, there is still a real lack of information available for those seeking to understand the complex science behind its growth. This book, edited by two knowledgeable and highly respected experts, presents for the first time a comprehensive study of the various types of turfgrasses, their genetic and biological makeup, and the specifics of when, how, where and why each species was adapted for use. The only book that deals specifically with the science behind the major types of turfgrasses, Turfgrass Biology will prove to be an invaluable, time-saving reference and research tool for professionals interested or engaged in the genesis of turfgrasses.
PART 1. INTRODUCTION.

Origins of the Turfgrasses (M.D. Casler and R.R. Duncan).

PART 2. COOL-SEASON GRASSES.

Kentucky Bluegrass (D.R. Huff).

Annual Bluegrass (D.R. Huff).

Supina Bluegrass (S. Bughrara).

Texas Bluegrass (J.C. Read and S.J. Anderson).

Rough Bluegrass (R. Hurley).

Perennial Ryegrass (D. Thorogood).

Tall Fescue (W.A. Meyer and E. Watkins).

Fine-Leaved Festuca Species (B.A. Ruemmele, et al.).

Creeping Bentgrass (S.E. Warnke).

Colonial Bentgrass (B.A. Ruemmele).

Velvet Bentgrass (L. Brilman).

Three Minor Agrostis Species: Redtop, Highland Bentgrass, and Idaha Bentgrass (A.D. Brede and M.J. Sellman).

Hairgrasses (L. Brilman and E. Watkins).

PART 3. WARM-SEASON GRASSES.

Bermudagrass (C.M. Taliaferro).

Buffalograss (T.P. Riordan and S.J. Browning).

Zoysiagrasses (M.C. Engelke and S. Anderson).

Centipedegrass (W.W. Hanna and J. Liu).

Seashore Paspalum (R.R. Duncan).

St. Augustinegrass (P. Busey).

Bahiagrass (P. Busey).

Index.

  • The only book that deals specifically with the science behind the major types of turfgrasses.
  • Thorough coverage of the basic biology of all the major turf species.
  • An invaluable and time-saving reference and research tool for scientists, professionals and students.
  • Written by some of the most respected and notable experts in their field.