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Turfgrass Soil Fertility & Chemical Problems: Assessment and Management

Turfgrass Soil Fertility & Chemical Problems: Assessment and Management

R. N. Carrow, D. V. Waddington, P. E. Rieke

ISBN: 978-1-575-04153-7

Aug 2002

420 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$135.00

Description

Turfgrass Soil Fertility and Chemical Problems is the best single-source, practical management tool that will help you overcome every fertility management challenge you face!

Turfgrass Soil Fertility and Chemical problems will:
* Help you pinpoint the effectiveness of fertilizer programs to ensure turfgrass quality, water quality, and environmental integrity
* Help you understand a multitude of turfgrass species and cultivars and their complex nutrient responses or requirements
* Explains site-specific fertilization, covering issues such as establishment on poor quality soils and the use of low-quality irrigation water
* Show you how fertilization is important for environmental, traffic, and stress tolerance, as well as recovery
* Show you how to apply the interpretation of soil, tissue, and water-quality test information in the development of fertilization regimes
PART I: INTRODUCTION.

1. Soil and Soil Related Problems.

2. Plant Nutrition.

3. Enhancing Turfgrass Nutrient-Use Efficiency.

PART II: SOIL CHEMICAL PROPERTIES AND PROBLEMS.

4. Cation Exchange Capacity.

5. Soil pH Concepts and Acidity Problems.

6. Alkaline Soil pH Problems.

7. Basics of Salt-Affected Soils.

8. Management of Salt-Affected Sites.

9. Assessing Chemical/Nutrient Status.

10. Nitrogen.

11. Phosphorus.

12. Potassium.

13. Calcium, Magnesium, and Sulfur.

14. Micronutrients and Other Elements.

15. Biochemical Aspects and Amendments.

16. Unique Soil Problems (Waterlogged, Pollutants, Organic).

PART III: FERTILIZERS AND FERTILIZATION.

17. Turfgrass Fertilizers.

18. Factors in Selecting a Fertilizer.

19. Developing Fertilizer Programs.

Appendix A: Units of Measure.

Appendix B: Common Fertilizer Calculations.

Appendix C: Symbols and Atomic Weights of Selected Elements.

Appendix D: Symbols and Valences of Selected Cations and Anions.

Appendix E: Commonly Used Acronyms.

Appendix F: Sieve Designation.

Index.