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3-Book Turfgrass Set

  • A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides
  • Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases, 3rd Edition
  • Handbook of Turfgrass Insects, 2nd Edition
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    A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides

    By Richard Latin

    A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides is a current and comprehensive resource that addresses fungicides specifically used for turf disease control. It is a valuable reference for information on: fungicide movement in turf, fungicide mode of action, strategies for dealing with the threat of fungicide resistance, environmental and maintenance factors that influence fungicide performance, approaches to scheduling fungicide sprays, and practices for integrating chemical and non-chemical options for individual turf diseases, among other topics.

    This is the first book written in practical terms for turf managers and students that describes how and why fungicides work (and why sometimes they do not work). It addresses all factors that contribute to the effective and efficient use of fungicides specifically for controlling diseases on turf. It provides turf managers with a strong foundation on the nature of these very important turf management tools. It enables them to make decisions from a more informed perspective and provides background for effective communication of disease control issues with administrators as well as with the golfing public.

    Delivers Proven Strategies for Turf Fungicide Management

    • Provides turf managers with a sound foundation and understanding of how and why fungicides work by explaining how they move within the plant (phytomobility) and how they stop fungal growth (mode of action)
    • Explains how to integrate disease-control chemicals with essential management practices and shows how a variety of plant, pathogen, and environmental factors can influence fungicide performance.
    • Describes different approaches to scheduling fungicide applications—based on damage thresholds, days between sprays, and environmental conditions—explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each approach and enabling development of effective strategies and tactics for disease control.
    • Supplies a single source for accurate, current descriptions and control recommendations for more than two dozen damaging turf diseases caused by fungi.
    • Separates anecdotal fungicide selection information from valid research results and explains how to interpret research reports using examples describing the effectiveness of fungicide products.

    ©2011; 8.5" x 10" hardcover, 280 pages

    Manage Diseases


    Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases, Third Edition

    By Richard W. Smiley, Peter H. Dernoeden, and Bruce B. Clarke

    This is one of the first books in a new line of EXPANDED compendia, which covers more diseases, includes more high-quality images integrated into the text, and provides updates that ensure effective diagnosis and control of diseases and disorders.

    What’s new in the EXPANDED Third Edition?

    40% more text than the 2nd Edition, including coverage of new diseases

    • Color illustrations located in their corresponding disease review section
    • Total of 339 images of diseases and disorders (97 more than the previous edition)
    • New section on fungicide chemistry and application
    • All chapters reviewed, updated, and/or completely revised by specialists in the field to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information available

    The Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases, Third Edition is devoted entirely to the diagnosis and control of approximately 80 diseases affecting grasses maintained for fine turfs on residential and commercial lawns, sod farms, golf courses, sports fields, bowling greens, cemeteries, and other areas. Since the first edition was published in 1983, more than 45,000 copies of the Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases have been distributed all across the world. With information provided and reviewed by more than 40 plant pathologists and turf specialists, this book will help you identify problems quickly and accurately before they become unmanageable and costly to control. When a disease symptom occurs, infected areas of the turfgrass can be matched to one of the illustrations in the book and the accompanying text will provide more about the symptoms, causes, cycles and control of the disease identified.

    The compendium is divided into four sections. The first section describes the characteristics of turfgrasses, while the second section discusses damage caused by noninfectious agents in the turfgrass ecosystem. The third section explores ecology and taxonomy of fungi pathogenic to turfgrasses. In the last section easy-to-understand diagnostic procedures are covered. References to technical literature and coverage of the most recent advances in turfgrass pathology will ensure access to the most current disease data and information available.

    The text is complemented by numerous illustrations of turfgrass diseases, photomicrographs of many pathogens, diagrams of disease cycles, a glossary of terms, and an index. In addition, dichotomous keys for selected grasses and pathogens will help you identify grasses and pathogens to species, as well as identifying turfgrass diseases by environmental parameters, symptoms, and signs.

    The Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases, Third Edition serves as a general and practical reference for all those involved in the culture of fine turf. With detailed coverage of pathogen biology, it is an ideal teaching aid for integrated pest management, turfgrass pathology, and turfgrass management programs, including extension training programs and specialized short courses for practitioners on the art of turfgrass maintenance. In addition, it will continue to be a valuable resource for professional turfgrass managers, turfgrass management and disease consultants, golf course superintendents and their staffs, agribusiness research and sales representatives, officers in departments of agriculture and regulatory agencies, garden center personnel, state, university and county extension agents and advisory officers, technicians in plant disease diagnostic clinics, sod producers, athletic field managers, lawn care operators, and scientists.

    ©2005; 8.5” x 11” softcover; 167 pages

    Control Insects


    Handbook of Turfgrass Insects, Second Edition

    Edited by Rick L. Brandenburg and Callie P. Freeman

    The highly anticipated second edition of this best-selling Handbook of Turfgrass Insects contains the most current, thorough, and practical information covering all aspects of turfgrass insect management in a streamlined format. All major insect pests and mites of warm- and cool-season turfgrasses in the United States are addressed. Extensive use of color photos of various insects and the turf damage they cause along with illustrations of insect life stages in their actual size, life cycle charts, and distribution maps aid in accurate identification and diagnostics.

    From diagnostics to important chapters on the principles of sampling and monitoring, integrated turfgrass pest management, use of insecticides, insecticide resistance management, classes of pesticides, environmental issues, microbial and biological control, and beneficial and innocuous invertebrates in turf, this book delivers a single source go-to guide for preventing and solving turfgrass insect problems.

    Editors Rick Brandenburg and Callie Freeman have identified experts to cover the insects in concise, yet complete, individual sections that provide essential information on the key turfgrass pests that can damage golf courses and the turfgrasses found in commercial, residential, and sports settings. The benefit of having many authors involved in the creation of this book is that each section is written by the leading expert on that pest. No other turfgrass insect resource incorporates the cumulative knowledge or the breadth of experience of the experts found here. The scientists who study these pests have brought Handbook of Turfgrass Insects, Second Edition, up to date with 16 years of new knowledge, including coverage of additional insects and effective new management strategies to make it even more useful than the popular first edition.

    The first edition is used by many of the top turfgrass training programs, and this edition is designed to be utilized by a broad range of users, including commercial lawn care professionals, golf course superintendents, sports turf managers, grounds maintenance personnel, sod producers, consultants, students, extension agents, pesticide applicators, master gardeners, teachers, students, entomologists, plant scientists, and anyone involved in the cultivation and care of fine turf. Libraries with collections in agronomics, entomology, horticulture, and the plant sciences will want to include Handbook of Turfgrass Insects, Second Edition, in their collections. A helpful glossary, index, and sources of local information are also included.

    ©2012; 8.5" x 11" softcover; 144 pages

    A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides, Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases, Third Edition, and Handbook of Turfgrass Insects, Second Edition - 3 Book Kit

    A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides


    Turf Fungicide Fundamentals

    Modes of Action of Fungicides

    Fungicide Resistance

    Factors That Influence Fungicide Performance

    Biofungicides, Phosphonates, and Post-Patent Products

    Fungicide Interactions

    Scheduling Fungicides for Turf Disease Control

    Fungicide Regulation

    Interpreting Fungicide Performance Research

    Turf Disease Characteristics and Control

    Turf Fungicide Profiles


    Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases, Third Edition


    Grasses Managed as Turfs

    Turfgrass Genera

    Diseases and Their Causal Agents

    Infectious Agents

    Part I: Noninfectious Diseases

    Biotic Agents of Noninfectious Diseases

    Black Layer
    Insect Pest

    Abiotic Agents of Noninfectious Diseases

    Chemical Agents
    Physical Agents
    Mechanical Agents

    Part II: Infectious Diseases Caused by Fungi

    Fungal Diseases of Foliage

    Ascochyta Leaf Blight
    Brown Stripe
    Cephalosporium Stripe
    Cercospora Leaf Spot
    Cladosporium Eyespot
    Copper Spot (Zonate Leaf Spot)
    Dollar Spot
    Gray Leaf Spot
    Leaf Blotch (Scald)
    Leaf Smuts
    Leptosphaerulina Leaf Blight
    Mastigosporium Leaf Spot
    Phyllosticta Leaf Blight
    Physoderma Leaf Spot and Leaf Streak
    Pink Patch and Cream Leaf Blight
    Powdery Mildew
    Pseudoseptoria Leaf Spot
    Ramularia Leaf Spot
    Red Thread
    Septoria Leaf Spot and Stagonospora Leaf Spot
    Snow Molds
    Coprinus Snow Mold
    Microdochium Patch
    Snow Scald
    Typhula Blight
    Spermospora Leaf Spot
    Tar Spot
    Yellow Tuft (Downy Mildew)

    Fungal Diseases of Foliage and/or Roots

    Bipolaris and Exserohilum Diseases
    Curvularia Diseases
    Drechslera and Marielliottia Diseases
    Fusarium Diseases
    Nigrospora Blight
    Pythium Diseases
    Rhizoctonia Diseases
    Seedling Diseases
    Southern Blight

    Fungal Diseases of Roots

    Dead Spot
    Necrotic Ring Spot
    Root Decline of Warm-Season Turfgrasses
    Spring Dead Spot
    Summer Patch
    Take-All Patch

    Part III: Diseases and Disorders Caused by Other Pathogens and Biotic Agents

    Bacterial Diseases
    Endophytic Fungi
    Fairy Rings

    Mollicute Diseases

    Superficial Fairy Ring
    Yellow Ring
    White Blight
    Diseases Caused by Plant-Parasitic Nematodes
    Primitive Root-Infecting Fungus-Like Organisms
    Rapid Blight
    Slime Molds
    Viral Diseases

    Part IV: Ecology and Taxonomy of Pathogenic Fungi

    Obligate Parasites
    Facultative Saprophytes
    Facultative Parasites
    Obligate Saprophytes
    Pathogens and Their Environment
    Pathogen Successions and Disease Complexes
    Taxonomy of Fungi and Fungus-Like Organisms

    Part V: Disease Control Strategy

    Seedbed and Seed, Sprig, or Sod Sanitation
    Disease-Resistant Species and Cultivars
    Management of Turfgrass Climate and Culture
    Chemical Control
    Nontarget Effects of Pesticides
    Biological Control

    Part VI: Disease Diagnosis

    Diagnostic Procedures
    Guide to Diseases and Disease Groups


    Handbook of Turfgrass Insect Pests

    Contributing Authors
    How To Use This Book

    An Introduction to Turfgrasses

    Turfgrass Insect and Mite Pests

    Status of Turfgrass Insect and Mite Pests in the United States
    Turfgrass Insect and Mite Pests by Injury Type
    Turfgrass Insect and Mite Pests by Scientific Classification
    Key to Turfgrass Injury
    Key to Invertebrate Turfgrass Pests

    Pest Information

    Annual Bluegrass Weevil
    Asiatic Garden Beetle
    Bermuda grass and Related Eriophyid Mites
    Black Turfgrass Ataenius
    Chinch Bugs
    Clover and Other Noneriophyid Mites
    Dichondra Flea Beetle
    European Chafer
    Fall Armyworm
    Frit Fly
    Green June Beetle
    Ground Pearls
    Harvester Ants
    Japanese Beetle
    Masked Chafers
    May and June Beetles
    Mole Crickets
    Oriental Beetle
    Red Imported Fire Ant
    Sod Webworms
    Lined Spittlebug
    Biting and Stinging Pests

    Cicada Killers

    Beneficial Organisms

    Microbial Control of Turfgrass Insects
    Beneficial and Innocuous Invertebrates in Turf

    Turfgrass Pest Management

    Principles and History of Turfgrass Pest Management
    Turfgrass Insect Management and Unique Control Considerations
    Insect/Plant Stress Interactions
    Turfgrass Diseases and Their Relationship to Insect Management
    Weed Management in Turf and Weed/Arthropod Interactions

    Sources of Local Information
    Format: Regular Price: $308.90
    ISBN: Multiple ISBN's
    Publication Weight: 7 lbs


    A Practical Guide to Turfgrass Fungicides, Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases, Third Edition, and Handbook of Turfgrass Insects, Second Edition - 3 Book Kit

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