Preface. Acknowledgments. Chapter 1 Careers in the Turfgrass Industry. Chapter 2 Introduction to the Grasses. Chapter 3 Cool-Season Grasses. Chapter 4 Warm-Season Grasses. Chapter 5 Establishment. Chapter 6 Soil Testing and Soil Amendment. Chapter 7 Fertilization. Chapter 8 Mowing, Plant Growth Regulators, and Shade. Chapter 9 Irrigation. Chapter 10 Thatch, Cultivation, and Topdressing. Chapter 11 Weed Control. Chapter 12 Turf Insects. Chapter 13 Turfgrass Diseases. Chapter 14 Sports Field Management. Chapter 15 Sod Production. Chapter 16 Professional Lawn Care. Chapter 17 Golf Course Maintenance. About the Author. Index.
Nick E. Christians, PhD, is Professor of Horticulture at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, where he has taught courses and conducted research on turfgrass management and physiology since 1979. The author or coauthor of more than 880 papers, articles, book chapters, abstracts, and books including The Mathematics of Turfgrass Maintenance, Third Edition and Scotts Lawns: Your Guide to a Beautiful Yard, Christians has been the recipient of numerous honors, including the Outstanding Educator Award from the American Society of Horticultural Sciences and?the Iowa Legislative Teaching Excellence Award. He has been a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy since 1995, and a Fellow of the Crop Science Society of America since 1996.