December 1, 2010
As a turf pathologist, educator, and scientific advisor to golf course superintendents, author Rick Latin understands the real-world turf disease concerns encountered on a daily basis. This is the first book written in practical language for turf managers and students that describes how and why fungicides work (and why sometimes they do not). It addresses all factors that contribute to the effective and efficient use of fungicides specifically for controlling diseases on turf. It provides golf course superintendants, turf managers, and the extension professionals who advise them with a strong foundation on the nature of these very important turf management tools.
The practical information delivered in this book demystifies fungicide management for nonscientists. It supplies the knowledge base to help turf professionals make fungicide application decisions from an informed perspective, which will lead to healthier turfgrass at a lower cost with less maintenance. As a result of this informed perspective, golf course superintendents and sports turf managers will also gain the background needed for engaging in effective communication of disease control issues with their administrators as well as the public.
The book is filled with color figures and diagrams that help clarify important concepts. Symptoms of 26 common turf diseases are clearly shown in color photographs to help readers identify and treat the diseases. A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides will be a core textbook in turf courses such as Turf Science, Turf Management, Turf Pathology, and Plant Disease Management.
About the Author
Richard Latin is a professor of plant pathology at Purdue University. Dr. Latin has research, teaching, and extension responsibilities in the area of turf disease management and has dedicated his career to the investigation and implementation of practical solutions to contemporary plant disease problems.
Delivers Proven Strategies for Turf Fungicide Management
Book specifications and data
© January 2011; 8” X 10” hard cover 270 Pages; 114 color images; ISBN 978-0-89054-392-4; 4 pounds; Item # 43924; List Price: $139.95
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