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Material Type:Book
Monographic Corporate Author(s):O. M. Scott & Sons Co.
Monograph Title:The Seeding and Care of Golf Courses, 1922.
# of Pages:54
Publishing Information:Marysville, Ohio: O. M. Scott & Sons Co.
Collation:54 pp.
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Keywords:TIC Keywords: Choice of cultivar; Drainage; Establishment; Golf course maintenance; Golf green construction; Humus; Recommendations; Site preparation; Soil improvement
Abstract/Contents:Includes: Turf Problems (Producing Results on the Golf Course; The Turf-Nut; and Seed Selection); The Soil (Making the Best of Poor Land; and The Ideal Soil); Making the Fairway (Time Required; Humous Material; Plowing; Grading; Drainage; Enriching the Surface Soil; Harrowing; Sandy Fairways; Selecting the Seed; Mixtures; Soil-Testing; Seed Quality; and Seeding); Building the Putting-Green (Drainage; Soil; The Seed-Bed; Seed for the Green; Weeds; and Turfing); The Care of the Turf (Improving Old Turf; Maintenance of the Course; Mowing; Rolling; Watering; Reseeding; Fertilizing; Sanding; Earthworms; Ants; Moles; and Brown Patch); Fertilizers (Continuous Fertilization; Barnyard Manure; Sheep Manure; Peat and Muck; Mushroom Soil; The Compost Heap; Commercial Fertilizers; Nitrate of Soda; Acid Phosphate; Potash; Sulphate of Ammonia; and Bone Meal); Weeds (Persistence of Weeds; Controlling Weeds; Methods of Eradication; Crab-Grass; Pigeon-Grass; Dandelion; Buckhorn Plantain; Broad Leaf Plantain; Chickweed; Creeping Thyme; Pearlwort; Pennywort; Moss; Poa annua; and Clean Seed); and Turf Grasses (Kentucky Blue-Grass; Canada Blue-Grass; Red-Top; Rye-Grasses; The Bent-Grasses; South German Mixed Bent; Rhode Island Bent; The Fescues; Chewings' Fescue; Creeping Red Fescue; Sheep's Fescue; Meadow Fescue; Bermuda-Grass; Carpet-Grass; Japan Clover; and White Clover).
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Subject Headings:
Grasses; Golf courses
Language:English
References:0
See Also:See also later edition, 1923, R=197. R=197

See also later edition, 2010, R=303837. R=303837

See also later facsimile edition, 2015, R=303465. R=303465
Note:Illustrations
Annotation from Turfgrass History and Literature: Lawns, Sports, and Golf, by James B Beard, Harriet J. Beard and James C Beard:"A very rare, small book that is a must for collectors of historical turfgrass books. It addresses site preparation, establishment, and culture of turfgrasses for golf courses. The subjects are covered in a fairly detailed manner, including an early mention of the Rhizoctonia brown patch disease. The chapter subject topics addressed include the following:

- Turf Problems
- The Soil
- Making the Fairway
- Building the Putting Green
- The Care of Turf
- Fertilizers
- Weeds
- Turf Grasses


O.M.'s brother-in-law, Reverend Harvey Colburn, was the primary author of this book and other early Scotts publications. Within three years after this 1922 publication, O.M. Scott and Sons had sold seed to one out of every five golf courses in the United States, most of which was sold by mail order. Scotts imported and sold a blend of bentgrass (Agrostis spp.) seeds known as South German bentgrass, with the center of seed production being around Darmstadt, Germany, just southeast of Frankfurt. Five tons of seed was imported the first year, circa 1921. The historical approach of using a large number of grass species in a seed mixture versus a selected few species specifically adapted to the climatic, soil, and use conditions of a site was addressed in 1922:

In selecting seed, sacrificing quality is never a saving. The best seed proves the least expensive, for being free from impurities, it goes farther than cheap seed, produces a thicker, cleaner stand of grass and makes necessary a smaller expenditure for weed eradication. Only when one has several superior lots of seed to select from should price be made the basis of decision. Messrs. Piper and Oakley, to whom reference is made in the introduction, have added much to popular knowledge of the best varieties and their special adaptations, and so have greatly aided efficient buying. Through scientific study the fallacy of mysterious ready-made mixtures is now exposed. They serve no logical purpose, but instead, introduce undesirable grasses and add greatly to expense. In purchasing different varieties separately, one is better able to judge quality, to secure the desired proportions and to reduce the cost." p. 305-306
Beard Section Heading:Bibliography of books/monographs on turfgrass culture
Beard Rarity Statement:Very rare
Annotation from
Golf Course Design,
by Geoffrey S. Cornish and Michael J. Hurdzan:
"A handsome small hard cover printed by the seed company with sound advice on preparing, building, planting and maintaining a golf course. Grasses are discussed, as well as pests and fertilization." p. 124
Cornish & Hurdzan Ratings:C2; M2; H5
See Also:Other items relating to: Classic Reads in Turf

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Quotable quotes"Every golf club, it is said, needs a "turf-nut" in its membership. He belongs to the company of cheerful martyrs in an unappreciated but vital cause. The turf-nut's helpful hobby is the velvety carpet of his much beloved greens. Problems of soil, sun, rain, frost, drouth, weeds, turf trials and troubles of all descriptions are solved by his undiscouraged enthusaism. He is ever investigating, experimenting, importuning the green committee and preaching the gospel of better turf in the ears of the exasperatingly indifferent. No golf club is complete without his enthusiasm and vision"
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
O. M. Scott & Sons Co. 1922. The Seeding and Care of Golf Courses. 54 pp. Marysville, Ohio: O. M. Scott & Sons Co.
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