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Material Type:Book
Monographic Author(s):Beard, James B.
Author Affiliation:Michigan State University
Monograph Title:Turfgrass: Science and Culture, 1973.
# of Pages:668
Publishing Information:Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Prentice-Hall
Collation:x, 658 pp.
Evaluative Review:Appears in California Turfgrass Culture, 22(4) Fall 1972, p. 31-32
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Growth; Cool season turfgrasses; Warm season turfgrasses; Turfgrass community; Monostand; Polystand; Light; Shade resistance; Temperatures; Temperature stress; Water; Water stress; Plant water relations; Desiccation; Air; Air pollution; Wind; Chemico-physical properties; Soils; Soil modification; Traffic; Compaction; Mowing; Growth regulators; Fertilization; Nutrients; Irrigation; Cultivation; Thatch control; Turfgrass establishment; Weed control; Fungus control; Disease control; Nematode control
Abstract/Contents:"This book has been written as a comprehensive basic text and reference source on turfgrass culture for use throughout the world. It is designed for turfgrass undergraduate and technical training students, the professional turfmen, and interested individuals in allied professions such as ornamental horticulture." Part I, The Turfgrasses, contains chapters devoted to: Growth and Development; Cool Season Turfgrasses; Warm Season Turfgrasses; and Turfgrass Communities. Part II, The Turfgrass Environment, consists of chapters discussing Light; Temperature; Water; Air; Soil; and Traffic. Part III, Turfgrass Cultural Practices, discusses Mowing; Fertilization; Irrigation; Cultivation and Thatch; Establishment; and Turfgrass Pests.
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Subject Headings:
Turf management; Turfgrasses
References:Chapter references
See Also:See also related derivative work, Turfgrass Bibliography: From 1672 to 1972, 1977, R=9280. R=9280

See also derived article "Water conservation and turfgrasses selection" TurfNews, v. 4, n. 6, November/December 1981, p. 12 R=110207. R=110207
Note:Includes index; pp. 627-658
Pictures, b/w
Annotation from Turfgrass History and Literature: Lawns, Sports, and Golf, by James B Beard, Harriet J. Beard and James C Beard:"A comprehensive, authoritative basic treatise on turfgrass science. This scholarly text led the transition of turfgrass culture from an art-oriented craft to a science-based profession in applied plant science. It is widely used throughout the world, including universities. The construction, establishment, and culture of turfgrass areas are addressed. A unique feature of the book involves four chapters on turfgrass microclimate, environmental stress, and cultural modifications of the turfgrass microenvironment. It is the first text fully referenced and based on a comprehensive review of the scientific literature. This text remains the original, scholarly source of information on turfgrass science worldwide. The book is a must for collectors of historical turfgrass books." p. 170
Beard Section Heading:Bibliography of books/monographs on turfgrass culture
Annotation from
Golf Course Design,
by Geoffrey S. Cornish and Michael J. Hurdzan:
"Sections on turfgrass, their environments and cultural practices are included." p. 115
Cornish & Hurdzan Ratings:D2; C2; M5; H3
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Beard, James B. 1973. Turfgrass: Science and Culture. x, 658 pp. Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Prentice-Hall.
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